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 paid the money for the Elective programme for overseas students which is due to commence from 19/06/2017 to 28/06/2017 (Application Number- 1761) MTCP No/Transaction reference number- DTRHPCMB170078 Paid date - 18/04/2106 Amount-USD 470/-

~Albert Chong Li Ren~

I paid the money for the Elective programme for overseas students which is due to commence from 17/04/2107 to 12/05/2107 (Application Number- 1646) MTCP No/Transaction reference number- 4742488 Paid date - 06/03/2106 Amount-USD 320/-

~Sadisha Sanjaya Senarathna ~

I have sent email with the money transfer confirmation slip attached and the slip number is HS1 09027SNC00008.

~Ken Tam~

Dear sir or madame, I can't attach the letter of dean. Please tell me how to upload the document. Thanks in advance.

~Barbara Nuebel~

Dear Madam and Sir, I sent you my candidature for an internship couple weeks ago but I didn't receive any answer. As I wrote you before, three of us are concerned for this demand, Margaux Quilliet, Hugo Dupuis and myself. Because of the modification of my schedule, we are forced to shift our demand to the 7th of August until the 18st of August instead of the 10 of July until the 24th of July. We can't wait to discover your culture and working for you will be incredible for us. We hope that it will not engage too much problems for your services, and we are still hoping that our demand will be possible. Faithfully, Lea MERLEAU


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