Medical Summer Programme

in Oxford, UK


About the programme

This course is designed for students who are interested in learning more about the study of medicine and related professions.

It is an ideal introduction both for students who are considering further study in future years, and as a pre-sessional programme for students starting studies to prepare to apply to medical degrees.

The course can be combined with our Intensive Academic Programme or English language programmes.

Key facts

  • Available at: Oxford
  • Class size: 8 – 12 students
  • Minimum entry level: IELTS 5.0/ Intermediate (pre-test required)
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Start date: 7 July 2019
  • Arrival/departure day: Sunday
  • Course ends: 21 July 2019
  • Teaching days: Monday – Friday
  • Minimum age: 15

What's included in the price:

  • 24 hours per week of English lessons, science for medicine, and sessions preparing for studying medicine
  • Medical-related excursions and guest lectures
  • Full-board residential accommodation
  • Evening activities
  • Full-day excursion
  • End-of-course certificate

Accommodation options

Wavy Gate Student Residence

  • 15 minutes' walk from the school
  • Single en-suite study bedrooms
  • Shared kitchen/ sitting room
  • 24-hour live-in warden supervision
  • On-site laundry
  • WiFi internet

Meal plan

Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided every day, served in the school cafeteria. Lunch and dinner are usually hot (packed lunches provided on excursion days).

The course

While medicine is a popular area of study leading to a prestigious profession, you need to be clear that it is the right choice for you, and what your specialist interests might be.

The course provides an insight in to the world of medicine and the wide range of careers opportunities available. You will learn what being a doctor actually involves, as well as the skills and personal attributes which are required.

You will be guided to explore and understand the routes to medical school, the differences in teaching approaches, what universities are looking for in your applications (both formal qualifications and individual factors), and approaches you might take to demonstrate that you have what it takes to succeed in this demanding profession.

Course content

  • Exploration of natural sciences within the context of medical related degrees and professions
  • Development of critical thinking, presentation and debating skills through discussion of current social and ethical issues in medicine
  • Medical related visits and guest lectures, including a session with a medical school admissions tutor and a visit to a university medical school
  • Research into the application process and requirements for degrees in a range of medical fields
  • Medical interview preparation and practice, understanding the differences between Panel and Multiple Mini Interviews
  • What should and should not be included in a personal statement
  • Preparation for aptitude tests, UKCAT & BMAT
  • What to do 'at home' before joining full-time medical school preparation in the UK