Welcome

The Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, established in 1870, is the undisputed premier medical school in the country.

Located in the heart of Colombo with easy access to the National Hospital of Sri Lanka and the Colombo group of hospitals, the Faculty takes pride in its 150 years of history and tradition. Ours is the most sought-after Medical Faculty in the country, attracting students who obtain highest Z scores at the General Certificate of Education Advanced Level examination.

The Faculty has the expertise, technology and resources to produce a well-rounded medical graduate, who is capable of meeting the demands of the modern- day patient care and disease prevention. Its dedicated, high caliber academic and support staff provide their services to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The Faculty offers its students first class medical educational programmes that lead to achieving excellence in basic, applied and clinical sciences, behavioral skills and public health that are required in producing competent, caring and compassionate doctors.

“The Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo is an institute with an outstanding reputation for gifting to the world many distinguished doctors. This state funded institution which is the second oldest medical school in Australasia selects students on a competitive basis from among the cream of high school students. The students pursue their studies with utmost dedication to reach the highest standards in their chosen career path. The unmatchable clinical exposure provided by the teaching hospitals and the brilliant and committed academics and clinical staff are among the many strengths of this institution.”

Medical Education

The Faculty of Medicine, Colombo pioneered a student-centered medical education system two decades ago. Over the years this has contributed to producing a doctor equipped with comprehensive and up to date medical knowledge, key technical competencies and soft skills.  The behavioral sciences stream guides our graduates in ethical practices and professionalism and promotes the development of positive attitudes. The Community Sciences Stream equips our graduates to serve patients from various social and economic strata and to significantly contribute towards Preventive Medicine.

Contribution to the Community

The staff & students of the faculty commit their time and expertise to serve the community in many ways. Health awareness programs & Campaigns conducted island wide from time to time & some Centers & Units make a valuable contribution as well. The Health & Wellness Unit offers workplace-based health programs, Laboratory Sample Collection Center facilitates a wide range of investigations to the general public, Human Genetics Unit serves genetic testing and counseling, Family Medicine Unit and Center for Combating Tobacco are some among them.

Medical Researching

The Faculty of Medicine engages in a wide range of research activities both in Sri Lanka and overseas. Our academic staff spearhead cutting edge research and through their work help lives of thousands, solving real-world problems through a large network of partnerships and collaborations. Research and Higher Degrees Committee (RHDC) is the statutory committee administrating postgraduate research of the Faculty and the Research Promotion and Facilitation Center (RPFC) promoted a positive research culture by way of training the researchers, facilitating collaborations and technology transfer.

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Student Life

It is well recognized that wellness in body, mind and spirit is essential as the students learn, grow and change during their time here. Therefore, in addition to the exceptional medical education delivered, the faculty offers students a range of facilities and opportunities to make their student life a pleasant, comfortable and enriching one. The amenities include hostel accommodations, library and teaching hospitals, in-house cafeteria, health center, counseling services, and financial assistance. The student life in the faculty is vibrant with many extracurricular activities such as sports, entertaining, religious & cultural events that are led by the students themselves with assistance of the faculty.

Overseas Electives Program

Medical elective is a short term programme that has designed for medical students as a primary experience before the career. Facilitating spaces for international students for short term electives is the main objective in this programme.

A very rewarding & interesting experience

Studying at National Hospital of Colombo for two weeks have been a very rewarding and interesting experience. We got to meet a lot of patients with diseases, we do not see in our home country and learned a lot. The teachers were very kind and eager to teach. It was a great experience.

Erika Lundstrom

2018-04-25T07:59:21+00:00

Erika Lundstrom

Studying at National Hospital of Colombo for two weeks have been a very rewarding and interesting experience. We got to meet a lot of patients with diseases, we do not see in our home country and learned a lot. The teachers were very kind and eager to teach. It was a great experience.

I’m very happy about the experience

It’s been very interesting and rewarding to take part of an exchange to Sri Lanka’s National Hospital via the University of Colombo. I have seen a variety of cases and many patients. I would never have met at home, in Sweden. The teachers have been great and overall I’m very happy about the experience.

Clara Mannerhlm, Uppsala University, Sweden

2019-01-29T05:53:21+00:00

Clara Mannerhlm, Uppsala University, Sweden

It’s been very interesting and rewarding to take part of an exchange to Sri Lanka’s National Hospital via the University of Colombo. I have seen a variety of cases and many patients. I would never have met at home, in Sweden. The teachers have been great and overall I’m very happy about the experience.

gave us an extraordinary learning opportunity

During our 4 week elective in pediatrics and obs&gyn we learned what amazing clinical skills can be developed when other resources are more scarce and not taken for granted or wasted.  This gave us an extraordinary learning opportunity which was only amplified by the senior consultants' willingness to teach.

Michelle Kanne, Sweden, Final year @ Lund University

2019-01-29T05:55:04+00:00

Michelle Kanne, Sweden, Final year @ Lund University

During our 4 week elective in pediatrics and obs&gyn we learned what amazing clinical skills can be developed when other resources are more scarce and not taken for granted or wasted.  This gave us an extraordinary learning opportunity which was only amplified by the senior consultants’ willingness to teach.