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Benefits of Medicine Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses

Are you intrigued by the complexities of the human body, from its intricate mechanisms to the mysteries of diseases and treatments? If you're eager to delve into the captivating realm of medicine and gain a deeper understanding of human health and well-being, then the Medicine Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses is the perfect opportunity for you! Whether you're aged 13 or 24, get ready for an exciting and immersive learning experience that will ignite your passion for medicine. Let's uncover the fantastic benefits of joining our Medicine Summer School in the prestigious cities of Oxford or Cambridge.

What’s Included in an Oxford Summer Course?

Our tailored summer courses for ages 9-24 include all teaching and academic content, accommodation, meals (including Friday night formal dinners), a prize-giving ceremony, all-day trips and activities, airport transfers, access to Oxford Summer Courses Foundations, travel and medical insurance, and a welcome pack. Apply now to secure your spot in one of our comprehensive summer courses.

Study the Marvels of Medicine:

Prepare to embark on a remarkable journey through the diverse landscape of medicine. Our Medicine Summer School is designed to cover a wide range of medical topics, offering you a comprehensive understanding of the human body and the scientific study of health and diseases. From learning about anatomy, physiology, and infectious pathology to exploring environmental impacts on health and the principles of medical ethics, you'll delve into the heart of medical knowledge. Real-life case studies will be cited to provide you with an immersive and practical learning experience. Whether it's understanding how the body heals from broken bones or exploring the complexities of terminal illnesses, this course will broaden your horizons and ignite your curiosity about the captivating field of medicine.

Interactive Learning in Small Groups:

Learning in a small, interactive group setting creates an engaging and enriching learning environment. For ages 13-15, our Medicine Summer School accommodates no more than 8 students, ensuring quality time with your teacher and the freedom to ask as many questions as you like! Through interactive learning, our teachers will guide you through new concepts, assign practice tasks to build your knowledge and skills, and provide opportunities for group work and independent research. Small classes encourage active participation, allowing students to learn from one another's perspectives and engage in lively debates.

For ages 16-24, the teaching methodology is similar, with seminars in small groups of no more than 8 students. This fosters self-directed learning and critical thinking, providing an immersive and intellectually stimulating experience. During the course, you will complete two pieces of independent work, such as essays or problem sheets, which your tutor will then evaluate in either a 1:1 or 2:1 tutorial. Tutorials will give you the opportunity to discuss your work and feedback with your tutor, enabling you to learn new perspectives from your classmates as well. After completing your course, you'll receive a certificate and a letter of recommendation from your tutor, acknowledging your accomplishments and newly acquired knowledge.

Immerse Yourself in the Medical World of Oxford, London, or Cambridge

Picture yourself spending your summer in the enchanting cities of Oxford, London, or Cambridge, where history, culture, and academia harmoniously converge. As you walk through the historic streets and university campuses, you'll find yourself surrounded by a wealth of knowledge and inspiration. These cities have played significant roles in shaping medical advancements and fostering a deep understanding of health and science. Now, it's your turn to become a part of this rich tradition.

Cambridge: A Hub of Medical Exploration

In Cambridge, your journey into the world of medicine is enriched by the city's legacy as a hub of scientific discovery. Here, you'll have the opportunity to delve into the wonders of medical science, explore cutting-edge medical institutions, and gain insights into the world of healthcare. Field trips may include:

  • Brighton Royal Pavilion: Discover the fascinating intersections between medicine and culture at the Brighton Royal Pavilion, where historical and medical curiosities abound.
  • British Museum: Explore the medical aspects of ancient civilisations at the British Museum, gaining a unique perspective on the evolution of medical practices.
  • Cambridge Punting: Glide along the tranquil waters of the River Cam, beneath the iconic Mathematical Bridge, drawing inspiration from the timeless surroundings.

Oxford: A Cradle of Medical Excellence

Meanwhile, in Oxford, your exploration of medicine is enriched by centuries of academic tradition and scientific achievement. The city provides a unique backdrop for your journey, with captivating field trips that may vary from year to year:

  • Blenheim Palace: Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Blenheim Palace, a source of inspiration for medical pioneers and researchers throughout history.
  • Warwick Castle: Step back in time and explore the medical practices and challenges faced by communities in medieval England as you visit Warwick Castle, an architectural masterpiece.
  • Oxford Punting: Drift along the serene waters of Oxford's rivers, finding inspiration amidst the picturesque surroundings.

London: A Medical Hub in the Heart of the City

In London, the bustling medical hub, you'll explore the vibrant heart of the city, with visits to renowned medical institutions such as:

  • British Museum: Delve into the medical aspects of history and culture at the British Museum, gaining a unique perspective on the development of medical sciences and healthcare.
  • Imperial War Museum: Gain insights into medical challenges and solutions through the lens of wartime history at the Imperial War Museum.
  • Tate Modern: Engage with contemporary art and its relationship with medical thought at Tate Modern.

It's worth noting that the specific field trips available may change from year to year, ensuring each summer brings a new and exciting adventure. Moreover, you'll have the chance to cultivate enduring friendships with fellow students from diverse backgrounds, forming memories that will fuel your passion for medicine for years to come. Your summer experience across Oxford, London, and Cambridge will undoubtedly become an unforgettable chapter in your journey toward a deeper understanding of the fascinating world of medicine.

Testimonials from Past Students:

"I attended the Medicine Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses, and it was an eye-opening experience. The small group setting allowed for personalised attention from the tutor, and the interactive learning environment was both enjoyable and intellectually stimulating. The course broadened my understanding of medicine, and I left with a newfound passion for the field." - Emma, UK


Ready to embark on an exhilarating journey into the captivating world of medicine? Join our Medicine Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses and unlock a new level of understanding and appreciation for the intricacies of human health and well-being. It's an opportunity to explore diverse medical topics, interact with expert tutors, and engage in immersive learning experiences that will ignite your passion for medicine. Apply now and become part of a community of curious learners from around the world. Let's dive into the thrilling realm of medicine together and make this summer an extraordinary one!

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