Typical day of Intern / Observer

You will have week day program from 09.00 am to 17.00 pm from Monday to Friday . A specimen of your days’ schedule is as follows subject to change based on adjustments into your schedule by mentor or hospital.

7.30 am – Breakfast
9.00 am to 12.30 pm – Morning Work roster
12.30 pm to 01.30 pm – Lunch break and free time
01.30 pm – 16.30 pm – Afternoon work roster
07.30pm – Dinner

Pre Medical / Pre Nursing Internship in Sri Lanka

Overseas medical students who wish to purse their formal studies in Medicine / Nursing are welcome to engage in hospital based clinical work in order to get acquainted with common medical problems encountered in this part of the world. Sri Lanka being a South Asian tropical island , is susceptible to some unique medical problems that overseas students may not be exposed to in their medical career. 

The program has been arranged with greater flexibility on weekly basis throughout the year . This is a general medical roster program which will cover different departments / units including followings but not limited to :

Day Treatment Unit (DTU)/ Emergency Treatment Unit (ETU)/ Operation Theatres / Intensive Care Unit / Pediatrics & Maternity (On request only)/ Physiotherapy/ X ray units /Medical ICU / Surgical ICU

The hospital is a surgical hospital therefore the interns can observe surgeries and any other surgical operations.  

A mentor will be appointed whilst on your stay with the hospital. Mentor will arrange knowledge sharing sessions accordingly.

Mental Health Observership/ Internship Program in Sri Lanka

Our placements are not “one size fits all,” but tailored to your experience and education level. If you have a passion for global mental health, and want to learn more about how cross-cultural factors impact mental health access and treatment, you’re in the right place. By joining us, not only will you gain 40 + hours of practical experience and training, you’ll also be completely immersed in the exciting, vibrant culture of Sri Lanka Projects

From psychiatric facilities to makeshift classrooms in temples, our projects are as diverse as the service users you will be working with, who are all of various ages, abilities and backgrounds. However, all projects have a similar focus – to promote positive mental health as much as possible by boosting confidence, self-esteem and improving key life skills.

  • Activity Support
  • Special Education Activity Support
  • Community Outreach
  • English for Development
  • Children’s Development

Our psychology programme has been set up to provide participants with the opportunity to gain a broad overview, understanding and insight into mental health care and needs within a different culture.


“GEP receives the highest recommendation. We really did have an amazing experience”


Me and my partner Jessie Zhu decided to go with Global Electives Port for our medical elective in Roxas City. We are normally based in Brisbane, Australia.

We cannot recommend them enough. You’ll be well and truly looked after by April and her partner Nino – it honestly felt like they were our family in the Philippines. They will look after your every need, and will ensure you get to have the elective exactly as you would want it.

The hospital placement was also fantastic. The doctors are extremely kind and friendly towards medical students.

Overall, GEP receives the highest recommendation. We really did have an amazing experience.

Hope to see you soon April & Nino!

Chu Chong En

“Had an amazing 2 weeks volunteering in the Philippines with GEP”


Had an amazing 2 weeks volunteering in the Philippines with GEP – would thoroughly recommend any dental/medical students wanting hands on experience to do this! April and her team went above and beyond to make us feel welcome as well as to ensure we did everything we wanted! Thanks again!

Sophie Arnold 

“Highly recommend this to anyone looking for a quality hands on dental experience”


April and her family made our dental elective an incredible experience. With regards to the dental side, it was organised perfectly. It allowed us to visit the local university where we assisted lectures that educated children, visited the mayor and met other dental students, but most importantly permitted us to make a difference in the local community by being able to treat people from all different parts of Capiz.

April’s family welcomed us with open arms and really made us feel part of the family. They provided us with lovely food everyday, organised transport, trips, tours and activities for us for when we weren’t doing dentistry. They went above and beyond what was needed and I would definitely highly recommend this to anyone looking for a quality hands on dental experience whilst wanting to being able to explore the city.

Benjamin Pearlman

“I would recommend to any students considering an elective in the Philippines”


Myself and 2 friends organised our dental elective with GEP and I couldn’t fault it! The GEP staff worked hard throughout the 2 weeks we were with them for to make sure we had a lot of hands on experience and a variety of things to do! I would recommend to any students considering an elective in the Philippines.

Thanks again GEP for an unforgettable experience

Monica KD

“Had the best time with Global Elective Port on our ventures in the Philippines”


Had the best time with Global Elective Port on our ventures in the Philippines. We were provided with not only excellent dental experience but also many fun activities. April and the staff went above and beyond to accommodate us and make us feel welcome throughout our stay.
Couldn’t recommend dental and medical students to join the programme highly enough.

Thompson Taylor

“Recommend for any students looking to experience hands on work in the area”


Had an unforgettable experience with April and her family in the Philippines on our dental elective, would definitely recommend for any students looking to experience hands on work in the area and the hospitality we had as a group of 4 students was amazing, thank you!

Conor Donnelly


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