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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"I had the best 3 weeks of my life, and I cannot wait to do it all over again."Read more
"I learnt a huge amount about practicing medicine with fewer resources, which was eye-opening."Read more
"All of the doctors I saw were amazing, and on a number of occasions I was blown away by their resourcefulness, as well as the fortitude of the patients."Read more
"The Philippines is, without a doubt, my favourite country..."Read more
"I spent a week in a rural village, which was the highlight of my placement with Work the World".Read more
"My placement in Peru was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had and I would go back to do it all in a heartbeat!"Read more
"Now, a year later, I still often think back on my time in Ghana and I know for certain I will go back."Read more
"There’s no substitute for experience when it comes to this kind of thing; so get out of your comfort zone and give it a shot!"Read more
"To those considering a placement with Work the World – do it! It was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my final year of medical school, but most definitely worth it"Read more
"My trip to Kathmandu was an amazing experience. I developed as a person and as a future doctor."Read more