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 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
"Many patients who needed the hospital made less than 100 Pesos per day. A basic eye ultrasound cost 800 Pesos."Read more
"There was no pain relief for women in labour—no epidurals, no gas and air, nothing."Read more
"The hospital was underfunded and overcrowded, and the doctors regularly worked 36-hour shifts."Read more
"I hope to visit again one day, I could not recommend this placement more."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