Take your medical elective abroad and expand your horizons with immersive travel and training at the same time. Our medical volunteer program in Sri Lanka offers you a chance to gain international experience, where you can get invaluable training supervised under experienced medical experts, and you will have the rare opportunity to learn more about healthcare and medicine in a different country. Sri Lanka is known to have one of best preventative and curative health care system in South Asia. As a model for developing countries, you will learn a lot from the dedicated doctors in Sri Lanka about medical and healthcare in developing countries. This unique experience will open your eyes to the world of medicine in a developing country, and you will be amazed to see how well run and managed and sophisticated some of the hospitals in Sri Lanka are.
Your medical placement will allow you to get the work experience you need to give your CV an edge to help advance your career or boost your medical school application, and you will also benefit from an immersive cultural experience through living in Sri Lanka.
Our medical Volunteer programs in Sri Lanka are strictly observation based only. If you are doing an elective with us we will ask you to send your clinical area of interest. Being a very popular program we encourage you to apply in advance to guarantee your spot. A certificate will be given on completion and we would be glad to complete any paperwork related to your electives forms. Our medical volunteer experience in Sri Lanka is ideally suited for medical students only.
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What is involved in Medical Volunteering
Our Medical students will be based in Galle ( in Southern Sri Lanka). We have strategic partnerships with a well renowned public hospitals in Sri Lanka. This hospital is also a teaching hospital with a 5000 bed capacity.
This medical programs in Sri Lanka is ideal for students looking for an opportunity to train alongside medical specialists and to spend time in hospitals with access to various clinical areas of your choice. Our programs in Sri Lanka are also suitable for medical students who are also looking to gain some experience in a developing country.
On average medical student will work for 5 hours a day depending on hospital and clinical area allocations given. At the hospital a coordinator will be assigned to you who will give you your clinical allocations and hospital timings(depending on doctors availability and patient cases). On your first day at the hospital you will get a general introduction and tour of the different units.
What you do at the placement is dependent on a host of factors including patient cases at the time, medical staff availability, clinical area chosen, timings and so on. Being a real world setting things in hospitals change rapidly, and we expect you to be flexible and embrace every learning opportunity that this medical placement offers you.
Volunteering Abroad in Sri Lanka include Family Volunteer Holidays , Teaching English, Working with NGO’s, helping Special Needs individuals, and Medical & Nursing Internships.
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