Every Sunday all year round
From 2 weeks to 6 months
Accommodation £12, Food £10, Transport £7
Travelteer Medical Electives work in partnership with both government and private hospitals in Sri Lanka! Our healthcare projects give Medical students direct access to the Sri Lanka's healthcare system, providing insight into one of the busiest medical environments in the world. Students will get to work in chosen departments in different healthcare settings alongside Sri Lankan and international medical students.
Our partnership with government funded Karapitiya Hospital provides Medical Elective volunteers with an immersive experience in a fast paced Sri Lankan healthcare environment. Volunteer roles will be purely observational - gaining knowledge from doctors and other medical staff by witnessing consultations and procedures. As a volunteer, you will usually be assigned a specific clinical member within a certain department as a mentor. During this project, volunteers will also be expected to take on clerk roles and triage patients. Throughout the programme, volunteers will view a variety of cases specific to South Asia which offer a contrast to electives in other international settings.
Learn directly from doctors in private Sri Lankan hospitals - this is a great opportunity for volunteers to gain an understanding of private healthcare systems in Asia. Volunteers will have the opportunity to shadow consultants throughout clinics, surgery lists and ward rounds.
Our medical administrator will rotate volunteers through different hospital departments for a broad range of experiences - Sri Lankan private hospitals provide a structured observational and informative approach, giving real insight into private medical facilities in Asia.
Local Health Clinics
Travelteer partners with local doctors to set up ‘pop up’ clinics that allow remote and underdeveloped communities access basic healthcare.
Working on this project gives Medical Elective volunteers a great opportunity to get in-depth clinical exposure and gain a deeper understanding of health care systems in the developing world and the challenges they face.