With opportunities to work in departments like ICU, O&G, and General Surgery in our Sri Lankan partner hospital, you'll see varied cases such as dengue fever, typhoid, and severe traffic injuries while on placement. This exciting and invaluable experience will stretch your existing knowledge and give you enormous insight into healthcare in the developing world. Anuradhapura is also home to more than 50 Buddhist shrines and temples, making for both an intellectual and spiritual journey. Read what our students think below!
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Take every chance you get — my Work the World experience in Kathmandu was that chance for me.Read more
"There was routine use of prescription drugs to augment labour, and routine episiotomies".Read more
"This trip increased my self-confidence enormously."Read more
"Amputations for diabetes weren’t uncommon. One patient had bilateral, dry gangrene of both feet."Read more
"Local staff banded together to deliver the best possible care to their patients."Read more
"I must say that these four weeks were eye-opening."Read more
"Once you’re past the door, the hospital environment is immediately different."Read more
There were no epidurals, and limited anaesthesia during labour.Read more
"I saw conditions I’d never seen before, and probably won’t see again."Read more
"I saw both routine surgeries and those that were unique and challenging."Read more