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.



Linzie Long

St George's, University of London 2011

Medical, Sri Lanka Kandy

The highlight of my placement was going to an outreach clinic, then having king coconuts with the registrars on the side of the road on the way back.

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Sarah Borg

University of Adelaide 2012

Medical, Sri Lanka Kandy

A month before we were meant to leave our independently organised elective was cancelled. We called Work the World and they arranged electives in our chosen fields around our flight dates.

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