While on placement in our partner hospital in Sri Lanka you’ll have the opportunity to work in departments like ICU, O&G, and General Surgery. This unique overseas experience will both challenge your existing skills, and give you plenty more to take home. Anuradhapura also boasts more than 50 Buddhist temples, shrines and stupas, earning its title as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Read what our students think below!
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"I couldn’t help but stare in awe at the mountains in the background of the lake. It was like something out of a fairytale."Read more
"Using the most basic equipment we drained six litres of fluid from a patient's abdomen."Read more
"The economic burden had an enormous impact on the local healthcare system’s availability to deliver the 'gold standard' care I was used to seeing in the UK."Read more
"Work the World’s Intensive Spanish Course really helped to improve my medical Spanish."Read more
"The Ayurvedic Week was an experience unlike any available anywhere. This alone more than justified my choice of Sri Lanka for a placement."Read more
"I had the best 3 weeks of my life, and I cannot wait to do it all over again."Read more
"I learnt a huge amount about practicing medicine with fewer resources, which was eye-opening."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
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"I spent a week in a rural village, which was the highlight of my placement with Work the World".Read more