A medical elective in Kandy 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.
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.Read more
Many patients presented late, so I saw fairly advanced and destructive tumoursRead more
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.Read more
If I were to use one word to sum up my time in Sri Lanka it would be ‘amazing’. It is an experience full of fabulous memories which will stay with me forever.Read more