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 chance to scrub into the surgical theatre and assist in a hernia mesh replacement surgery."Read more
"I marvelled at how the doctors overcame a multitude of challenges."Read more
"One thing I found challenging was the lack of use of local anaesthetic before spinal anaesthesia."Read more
"One of the highlights for me was completing a 24-hour duty shift. It was eye-opening."Read more
"I had many preconceptions about what medicine in a Sri Lanka would be like. Most of them turned out not to be true."Read more
"I was shocked to see such young patients presenting with strokes."Read more
"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
"Things like drug shortages were a constant battle..."Read more