Working in oncology, ICU, OBG, general medicine and general surgery are all possible on placement in Kandy. You’ll gain unique insight into the challenges and resourceful nature of staff in a low-resource, developing country. During your time off you can explore UNESCO World Heritage sites, go on elephant safaris, and visit ancient sites of civilisation. Read what our students think below!

Murray, Laura

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Patel, Tasha

Tasha Patel

University of Newcastle 2015

Medical, Sri Lanka Kandy

We sipped tea amongst endless plantations, got amazing views from Little Adam’s Peak in Ella, snorkelled and enjoyed the sunshine in Trincomalee

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Mccauley, Rebecca

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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