To be the global face of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

To promote links and collaborations with institutions worldwide, and thereby attract academics, students and health professionals to visit Sri Lanka.
To be a leader in the field to provide information on opportunities for potential overseas electives students and international collaborators
To coordinate, facilitate, arrange, supervise and promote the elective programme for overseas medical students.
To facilitate visits of international academics, researchers, speakers and experts
To ensure that visitors and students gain an academically rewarding and pleasant experience in Sri Lanka.
To facilitate the development of courses in global health which showcase the contributions from Sri Lanka.
To prepare a memorandum of understanding when the need arises.


Interested parties are invited to form collaborations through the international unit, this may be in the form of Research collaborations, Technical collaborations or Sharing of knowledge and resources.

The International unit will direct you to the relevant person / group.

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• The clinical experience in Professorial Units (University Units) is vast with a multitude of clinical material as in-ward and clinic patients.
National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children, De Soysa Hospital for Women and Castle Street Hospital for Women)
Serve as the main teaching hospitals for the medical students; Provide teaching for final year undergraduates and postgraduates through the Professorial Units located within them which also provide in-ward and clinic care.
• Referral laboratories such as renal research laboratory, cytogenetic diagnostic laboratories, malaria research unit and immune-histo chemistry laboratories are located in the Faculty.
• Judicial work within the Colombo JMO area, genetic counseling and drug information service are some of the special services performed by the Faculty.
• There is a University Health Project area for field based teaching on preventive medicine to give an exposure to students on the provision of maternal and child health care, disease surveillance and other public health services.
• A wide range of clinical, para-clinical and laboratory services are delivered to the patients by the staff of the academic departments.
• The Faculty has acclaimed world-wide recognition for medical research.

The Medical Faculty consists of:
• Over 1500 student population and 150 academic staff members.
• Seventeen academic departments which include department of Medical Education, Department of Medical Humanities and Department of Allied Health Science
• Other special units such as human genetics unit, research promotion and facilitation centre, skills laboratory, audio-visual unit and virtual learning center.