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Taking your elective to Sri Lanka will give you a unique chance to experience a brand new health care system. Professionally, you will discover new perspectives and cultural attitudes towards medicine. Working with a local team and fully immersing yourself in local culture. As an integral part of the local team, you will work closely with other medical staff, learning how to collaborate with people from a different culture and develop a range of new skills. These skills can then be added to your CV and can be applied during your professional career.
For pretty much most of your healthcare course, you would have had all or nearly all your clinical experience in the UK, so what better opportunity than to go somewhere new and experience a completely new and exciting environment. Our elective to Sri Lanka gives you the opportunity to work in a completely different environment. You will be working with doctors who have been trained differently and who use new methods.
This is a great chance to get out of your comfort zone! You will find yourself practicing your problem-solving and creative thinking skills, as you encounter new challenges in a resource-constrained environment.
Elective specialities include general medicine, surgery, gynecology, pediatrics as well as in ayurveda and naturopathy clinics and hospitals. You have the option to either spend your elective rotating around different departments, or focus your time in one particular area. Hospital work is varied and provides an interesting setting to learn about various ailments and chronic diseases in Sri Lanka.
What we offer
Our aim is to make your elective a stress free and unforgettable experience
We have designed our medical electives to be the best value for money and are proud to be one of the cheapest providers of electives to Sri Lanka. Taking an elective abroad and making a real difference shouldn’t break the bank. Our electives start at £1,200 for a four week elective placement. This cost takes care of the majority of your trip, you just need to sort your flights, vaccinations and visa.
The price includes:
Three meals a day
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Full induction and orientation on arrival
Transport to and from your work placement
In-country support and 24-hour back-up from our team of full-time local staff
A supervisor/mentor at your work placement
Regular social events and community activities with other volunteers
Certification of project completion
Pre depature support and advice
Certificate of participation and references/referrals