A medical elective in Sri Lanka will give you the opportunity to work in a number of departments like oncology, ICU, OBG, general medicine and general surgery, the low resource environment making for an excellent learning opportunity. There are also plenty of chances for adventure during your time off. Discover UNESCO World Heritage sites, go on elephant safaris through the jungles, and visit ancient temples - one of which is said to hold the Buddha's tooth! Read what our students think below.



Rebecca McCauley

University of Nottingham 2015

Medical, Sri Lanka Kandy

The healthcare system is broadly the same as the NHS, which makes it easy to understand what is going on, however, the cultural differences are vast, making it an extraordinarily interesting experience.

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Mitch Wilson

University of Alberta Medicine 2012

Medical, Sri Lanka Kandy

The clinical skills I obtained here are far better than we get at home and the approach to health in a resource limited setting were two components that I will personally take home with me as I continue my training in Canada.

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