Study Medicine with Oxford Summer Courses

Medicine Summer School

Oxford has taught medicine since the 1300s and remains at the cutting edge of the discipline today. The course at Oxford Summer Courses introduces you to the practical study of medicine through medical biology and anatomy.

You will consider ethical questions about the value of a human life and the possibility of human enhancement. You will build a solid understanding of the foundations of medical science, and have the opportunity to engage with the latest developments in medicine.


At Oxford Summer Courses we are committed to the best academic experiences and to the personalised learning that has made Oxford a global academic force. So while all of our tutors are at the top of their fields depending on your age you'll be taught in slightly different ways. We use small group seminars to ensure that you get greater attention than you could elsewhere. On top of that if you're aged 16-17 or 18-24 then you'll receive weekly tutorials from leading academics mirroring the teaching method that makes Oxford a world-renowned university. Choose your Medicine course below:

18-24 years

  • 2 and 4 week courses available
  • Somerville College
  • tutorials & group seminars
  • Breakfast and dinner included

Our Medicine course for 18-24 year olds is split into two parts, each taught by a relevant specialist. The Anatomy and Physiology part of the course is intended to be more practical, while the Molecular Biology part of the course reflects the necessity of understanding advanced scientific techniques in the study of medicine. The course also includes analysis of an advanced scientific paper (for example on telomerase and ageing).

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    18-24 timetable

16-17 years

  • 2 and 4 week courses available
  • Somerville College
  • tutorials & group seminars
  • Breakfast and dinner included

The course at Oxford Summer Courses for 16-17 year olds aims to introduce students to the study of Medicine and is split between studying medical biology as well as subjects like anatomy. The other half of the course focuses on some of the ethics that underpin Medicine as a discipline.

13-15 years

  • 2 and 4 week courses available
  • High quality Oxford accommodation
  • Maximum 6 students per class
  • Breakfast and dinner included

Studying medicine with Oxford Summer Courses will introduce you to this fascinating subject, if you're aged 13-15 we'll show you how medicine is used to diagnose illness and to assess human anatomy. You will build a solid understanding of the foundations of medical science, and have the opportunity to engage with the latest developments in medicine such as genetics and the way in which genes can determine your physical make-up and susceptibility to disease. We also give you an introduction to Psychology and the study of the human condition, you'll learn about the study of the human mind and behaviour, as well as how we think, feel and act. Throughout the course you'll be challenged and guided by your tutor to develop your understanding and improve your medical knowledge. Don't worry though, you won't need any prior understanding of the subject as our course is designed to give you a solid introduction to the subject.

We also supplement our small group seminars with practical, applied study group sessions which will enable you to learn about what life is really like as a doctor. In the past we've had practising doctors give talks about what their day to day life is like. You'll also learn some of the techniques that doctors use to diagnose a patient and get up close and personal with the human brain and heart as we introduce you to two of the body's most vital organs. We also have psychology workshops to introduce you to the way in which psychologists observe, measure and test human behaviour.

At the end of the course you'll have a far greater understanding of Medicine as an academic subject and as a practical real world discipline that helps and improves the quality of people's lives the around the whole world.

Gabriel Pacífico, 2016 Medicine student from Brazil

I was looking for a medicine course because I am in my second year of study in Brazil so I thought it would be really useful to study medicine in English rather than Portuguese. The academic part has been the most enjoyable because I have learnt things that I haven’t yet covered at my university, so now I am prepared for when we start on different topics. I had two tutors who were excellent, one of them specialised in immunology and cancer, these are two subjects I am really interested in. The staff were very helpful, whenever we needed anything, there was always someone available, I even had help with my essay from one of the medic student helpers. I think Oxford is a beautiful city, it has a bit of everything, culture, history and lovely surroundings. I really liked Bath, I enjoyed the Roman baths and the history that came with it whilst exploring. Punting was awesome and we had lots of fun! I loved hanging out with my group in the common room and I had a lot of fun on the evening activities like punting! I would really recommend this course for everybody - I think that anyone would love it!

Gabriel Pacífico, 2016 Medicine student from Brazil


Dr Gauri Ang

Dr Gauri Ang

Dr. Gauri Ang completed a BSc in Biomedical Sciences in University College London, where she learnt about the workings of the human body. During her second year at university, she participated in a summer internship at the University of Cambridge, where she investigated the roles of certain genes in learning and memory. She then completed her DPhil in Neuroscience at the University of Oxford, investigating the role of schizophrenia-relevant genes in the generation of body clocks, sleep, and cognition. Her teaching experiences include teaching English in India as well as current affairs to students in Singapore. At Oxford Summer Courses, she is teaching Medicine to 13-15 year-old and 16-18 year-old students

Dr Martina Dalton

Dr Martina Dalton studied Medical sciences and Clinical Medicine at the Brasenose College, University of Oxford. She completed Foundation training and Core Medical training in London and completed her Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2014. She has most recently been working as a registrar in palliative care, and will soon be taking up a Darzi Fellowship with Islington CCG in August 2016. She has experience in teaching medical students both in seminar and bedside teaching.

Dr Andreas Hadjinicolaou

Dr Andreas Hadjinicolaou

Andreas Hadjinicolaou is a medical doctor in Oxford and fellow at Merton College. He is also a research scientist at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine at Oxford University where he holds a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellowship. He studied medicine at Cambridge University, carried out his research at Stanford University and is currently finishing his DPhil at Oxford University. His research interest is cancer biology, metabolism and immunology. He is investigating the potential of new therapies that help and boost our own immune system to fight cancer. His clinical interests include oncology, dermatology gastroenterology.

Prices and Dates

Courses for 13-15, 16-17 and 18-24 year olds:

  • 2 week courses: £3,895
    • • 25th June to 8th July, Cambridge (13-15 age group)
    • • 2nd July to 15th July, Cambridge (16-17 and 18-24 age groups)
    • • 9th July to 22nd July, Cambridge (13-15 age group)
    • • 23rd July to 5th August, Oxford (16-17 and 18-24 age groups)
    • • 30th July to 12th August, Oxford (16-17 and 18-24 age groups)
  • 3 week credit-bearing course at Wroxton College: £5,645
    • • 2nd July to 22nd July, Wroxton College (18-24 age group)
  • 4 week courses: £7,395
    • • 25th June to 22nd July, Cambridge (13-15 age group)

Included in the price is:

  • All teaching, including tutorials (16-17 and 18-24 only) and small group seminars
  • Accommodation and breakfast every day
  • All evening meals at local restaurants (16-17 and 18-24 only)
  • A three-course college banquet on Friday evening
  • Lunch for students aged 13-15 three times a week and all evening meals (3 times a week at local restaurants)
  • All activities and excursions

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance.

Courses for 10-12 year olds:

Held at Wycombe Abbey

  • • One week: £1,495 – Starting July 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd
  • • Two weeks: £2,795 – Starting July 2nd, 9th and 16th
  • • Three weeks: £3,995 – Starting July 2nd and 9th
  • • Four weeks: £5,195 – Starting July 2nd

Included in the price is:

  • All teaching, including small group seminars
  • Accommodation
  • All meals including lunch
  • All activities and excursions

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance.

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