Welcome to the Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Kelaniya is a spacious 35 acre campus at Ragama. It is one of eight state medical schools in Sri Lanka.

The Faculty commenced classes with the admission of 120 students in September 1991.The first batch of students completed their five year course and graduated MBBS in September 1996.From 2004, the Faculty has adopted an organ-system based integrated curriculum.

The Faculty currently offers two undergraduate degree programmes for internal students: MBBS and BSc (Speech & Hearing Sciences). Through the Faculty of Graduate Studies, it offers research degrees leading to M.Phil, D.M. and Ph.D., a Postgraduate Certificate in Epidemiology, a Postgraduate Diploma in Epidemiology, and a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology. Through the University’s Centre for Open and Distance Learning, the Faculty also offers two external degree programmes: BSc (Speech & Language Therapy) and BSc (Occupational Therapy).

Today, the faculty has about 1000 students on its roll. This includes several foreign students, mainly from other South Asian countries, who have been admitted on a fee levying basis. The Faculty also welcomes students for elective appointments and many students from medical schools in Europe, USA and Australia have spent their elective periods with us.

The Faculty has about 140 academic staff, including 23 Professors. They are complemented by over 60 visiting staff that includes consultants who are based in the affiliated teaching hospitals and other universities.

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