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Volunteer Overseas

Pharmacy Elective Programmes in Sri Lanka with Projects Abroad

  • PLACEMENT LOCATIONS: Panadura and Horana
  • ROLE: To observe and assist the local staff while utilising your previous pharmaceutical training.
  • REQUIREMENTS: You must be studying towards a degree in pharmacy, or related subjects.
  • TYPE OF PLACEMENT: Pharmacy in hospitals
  • ACCOMMODATION: Host families
  • PRICE: From Loading...
  • WHAT’S INCLUDED? Qualified supervisor, food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, transport to and from work where required, insurance, personal webpage, induction and orientation, 24/7 support
  • WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED? Flights, visa costs, spending money
  • LENGTH OF PLACEMENT: From 4 weeks
  • START DATES: Flexible

Gain valuable experience in the healthcare field by completing your Pharmacy Elective in Sri Lanka. This beautiful country has much to offer but their medical facilities are often of a basic standard. During your project you will learn about pharmaceutical practices in a developing country, while ensuring the objectives for your elective placement are met.

Your role on a Pharmacy Elective in Sri Lanka

Projects Abroad Pharmacy Elective volunteer on a medical outreach in Sri Lanka

You will be working in a general hospital at the medicine dispatch unit alongside a qualified pharmacist, who will assist and mentor you throughout your placement. Use this opportunity to further your training, develop new skills and get a broader understanding of global medical issues. Learn from the staff by asking questions and studying their case files. You can also make a positive contribution in the community by sharing your ideas and implementing your training during your pharmacy placement.

The staff in Sri Lanka are dedicated and hardworking and there is much that can be learned from them. During your placement you will be observing and helping the pharmacists as they dispense medication. You will also be assisting the staff by packing the medication, and if you are confident with the process, you may do data capturing under their supervision. Building trust with the staff and showing enthusiasm while working with the patients will determine your level of responsibility.

Outreach projects in Sri Lanka

During your placement you will be working at community outreach programmes, and under the supervision of a pharmacist you will be providing prescribed medication and free medical care to the locals. You will also help raise awareness on various healthcare issues by presenting at schools and community centres. To further your training and to give you additional insight into the medical field, a local doctor will be holding a monthly seminar which is open to all medical volunteers.

Most universities have deadlines by which time your Elective application paperwork must be completed. If your university needs information on the hospital in which you will be placed, or requires forms to be signed by your project supervisor, we strongly advise completing our application form at least one month before this deadline. We can only provide this detailed information once you have applied and been accepted onto an Elective placement with us.

If your university or institution has no set requirements, we still advise that you apply as early as possible.

If you are not an Elective student or would rather take part in our standard Medical projects, please see our Standard Medicine & Healthcare Projects page.

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