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!

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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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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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