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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The lack of understanding but pure appreciation from the patients, even though we did very little for them, still astounds me. I even got to be the doctor for the week under supervision!Read more
Working in these hospitals made me simultaneously angry & passionate. Angry at the lack of resources & passionate about wanting to make a differenceRead more
I became very comfortable with things like suturing and putting in tubes, in all sorts of places. If you’re more surgically inclined, the surgeons are very encouraging of participation.Read more
Neurocysticercosis, tuberculosis, nephrotic syndrome, meningitis, hepatitis, intussusception, Hirschsprung’s disease and the list goes onRead more
What shocked me most was how late people would present with very serious illnesses and injuries and then perhaps be too late for curative treatment.Read more
We have been to rafting, Chitwan safari and around Kathmandu from different temple visits and city tour were very packed and fruitful weeks as a traveller.Read more
I saw things that I had never seen before in Australia, like a young boy with a depressed skull fracture following an ostrich attack..Read more
Safari would be one of the highlights, one of the best weekends in my life! It was breathtaking. It rendered me speechless and brought me to tears on several occasions.Read more
The hospital experience was invaluable, and the time outside was just as memorableRead more
It was amazing to see how involved the families are with patient careRead more