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 did my observation in the Outpatients Department (OPD)...It was packed to the brim with patients waiting to see the doctors...In the sweltering heat of June...Read more
I watched one surgery after the other, the registrars literally don't sleep at all!Read more
There is so much we can do with with own two hands and our own mind, amidst all the sophisticated technology and machines that surround medical practiceRead more
My work and travels in Nepal turned out to be some of the greatest adventures of my life so farRead more
The kindness and camaraderie amongst the staff is like that of a family ready to open it's arms to any learnerRead more
I cannot imagine myself doing my elective with any other organization but Work the World...I can guarantee that it will be a once-in-a-lifetime experienceRead more
I definitely recommend other medical students to participate in a Work the World placement. It was an outstanding experienceRead more
There is constant cultural exchange as you get to meet students from all over the world and end up becoming great friendsRead more
Seeing the overwhelming complexity and volume of cases doctors manage on a daily basis was really inspiring.Read more
The assistance before the trip was astonishing. No matter how much I talk about the way everything was so organised, it won't sufficeRead more