With the chance to work in departments like ICU, O&G, and General Surgery, you'll see variety of rare and often advanced cases in Sri Lanka. These often include dengue fever, typhoid, and severe traffic injuries. The clinical experience you’ll gain will stretch your existing knowledge and give you huge insight into developing healthcare systems. Home to more than 50 Buddhist shrines and temples, Anuradhapura makes for a journey to stretch both your intellectual skills and cultural knowledge. 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 saw doctors who cared about their patients, using what they could to do as good a job as possible."Read more
"I observed many obstetric and gynaecological cases and witnessed the differences in healthcare approaches compared to Australia."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
"Before I knew it, I was in resus supporting a humerus that had been snapped clean in half!"Read more
"Throughout the week I witnessed 7 births, one being a breech birth and another a c-section."Read more