ROLE : To follow the observership at national mental institute teaching hospital under the supervision of senior doctors

TYPES OF PLACEMENTS : Hospitals work

REQUIREMENTS : Medical School Students / Nursing Students ( Preferably those who have part / full academic qualifications in pediatric)

ACCOMMODATION : Host family / Student House

LENGTH OF PLACEMENT : From 01-08 weeks


The hospital specializes in all of the major pediatric specialties, caring for children under twelve years of age. The outpatient clinics treat between 2,500 and 3,000 children daily, of which between 250 and 300 are admitted each day, so the hospital is always very busy. The hospital caters to the medical, surgical and mental needs of children across Sri Lanka. Currently, it has close to 1,000 beds catering purely for children under twelve years old.

The Health Services Unit at Hospital is composed of six general Pediatric medical units, four Pediatric surgical units, an Orthopedic unit, a Plastic Surgery unit, a Cardiology unit, Cardiothoracic unit, Ophthalmology unit, Accident and Emergency care unit, Pediatric Rheumatology and Rehabilitation unit, Child Psychiatry unit, medical surgical Intensive Care units, Isolation unit, Burns unit Catheter lab, Dermatology unit, Orthodontic unit and Special Care Baby unit. In addition to this there is Radiology, Pathology and Anesthesiology departments.

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