An Elective in the Tropics                                                                                                             An Elective amidst Sri Lankan Hospitality and Rich Culture                                                                                                 Get a Taste of Learning in the Second Oldest Medical School in South Asia                                                                         Work in One of the Largest Hospitals in the World

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Colombo is the second oldest Medical School in South Asia and the forerunner of university education in Sri Lanka. Established in 1870 as the Ceylon Medical College, its status was elevated to the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ceylon by 1942. Until 1995, the MBBS course was on traditional lines. Subsequently, it widened its horizons to spearhead the new medical curriculum that provides a more student-centered learning environment. One of the key features of this curriculum was an Undergraduate Electives Programme.

The Colombo Medical Faculty was the first medical school in Sri Lanka to have introduced an Electives Programme in its undergraduate curriculum. It was done in recognition of medicine as a highly complex and diverse field leading to varied needs and interests of medical students.

With the Global Health initiative and the university objective of developing strategic international links with centres of academic excellence, the Colombo Medical Faculty has extended the Electives Programme to overseas undergraduates in medical and allied health sciences.

We invite you to experience the Sri Lankan perspective of health in an atmosphere of academic excellence and international goodwill.

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I would like to know the status of my admissions request for your electives program as soon as possible, so I can adjust my travel arrangements accordingly thank you

~Ibrahim Shareef~

I've re-submitted my application, and am looking forward to hearing from you! Kind Regards, Doñah.

~Doñah Sabbagh~

Hello, I have resubmitted my application as per your request. Please refer to the application submitted on the 19th of June 2014 as it is my most up to date application. Thank you for your feedback, please do not hesitate to contact me in future if you have further questions.

~Mihiri Weerasuria~

We are really proud of being the first French students coming for the Department of Clinical Medicine for an elective and we highly recommend to others who hesitate! We met great doctors and saw so many different cases in every specialty of Medicine. You should know that this elective could be a great experience in your studies.

~Laura and Pierre, Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University, France~

Colombo medical school is a perfect place for an elective. I got the opportunity to see various interesting cases including a lot of tropical diseases. Everyone there is friendly and is always happy to help. Teaching was excellent and I learnt a lot. It was an amazing 5 weeks!

~Kasun Bamunuarachchi~

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