Medical Internship In Sri Lanka
For a small country it packs a punch…
With its diverse landscapes ranging from rainforest, to arid plains, to highlands and sandy beaches, Sri Lanka is truly magical and one to be explored.
Historically this beautiful country has been run by the British, Portuguese and Dutch, gaining independence in 1948, all of whom have left their mark. It is now a democracy that continues to make economic progress, moving on rapidly from the 2004 tsunami and the tensions of the last decade. What has emerged is a peaceful, safe destination for travelers and many international travel magazines have selected Sri Lanka as a 'go to destination'.
When you get there seek out the ancient Buddhist ruins, the city of Anuradhapura, the fort of Galle, rolling tea estates, national parks, jackfruit curry and, of course, cricket. Whether you are talking to a Buddhist monk or a kid they will want to find out which team you support, so brush up on your cricket chat.
Gain Medical Work Experience
Our medical internships are based in hospitals in Balapitiya, Galle, Kalubowila and Kalutara - all set up to provide ‘observational’ experiences in general medicine, obstetrics, maternity, ENT, paediatrics and ETU. We aim for you to rotate on a weekly basis through the departments so you can be exposed to and gain experience in each.
On arrival you will be appointed to a project co-ordinator who will arrange your schedule, taking into account your preferences and your personal aims of the internship.
Medical Outreach Workshops
We run monthly outreach workshops in rural community centres which provide an opportunity for local people to come and seek basic medical advice and food, free of charge.
Here you will have the opportunity to give basic medical checks for the local community, whilst being supervised and supported by qualified doctors.
There will also be the opportunity to visit schools and centers to give presentations and raise awareness about various healthcare issues.
Minimum age is 18, no experience required.
A Network Of Support in Sri Lanka
Our country director and all members of staff base themselves in an office outside Columbo.
The office acts as a general meeting point for all our volunteers and where they can go to sort out any concerns, problems, advice, and general administration that may arise during your time away.
On arrival you will appointed with a project supervisor who will go through your ‘induction’, work schedule and will be your first point of contact.
Your induction will include:
- A Welcome Pack with details of the local office and other volunteers, maps, and other useful information (such as banks, doctors, and public transport).
- A tour of the area on local transport that you'll need to use regularly.
- Advice on local customs and what to expect while you are away to help you feel confident in your new environment.
Where will you live?
Our in-country managers will organize your airport pick up and transfer to your accommodation and make sure it is all ready for you on arrival.
You will live with host families who live in small towns and close to your project. There are always multiple host families in each town so you will meet up with other volunteers.
Your accommodation will be clean and comfy, with great food, but don’t expect any hot water!
Your host family will speak basic English.
Interested in this; ready to enquire?
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