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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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How can I submit my application form

~lauren boone~

Dear whoever it may concern, I have heard great things about the anatomy dissection course of UoColumbo. I have a few q's regarding this course? What the financial costs to enrol in an anatomy dissection course ? What are the available dates re- the course? I am looking for early January next year. Kind regards, Marcus

~Marcus Lau~

I send the Dean's letter by e-Mail to Mrs Kalani Kumasaru. Thank you!

~Anica Thomas~

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~Wan Qi Lim~

Hi, I am wondering did you receive my application request? Request number 1999

~Olwyn Feely~

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