Medical research is one of the UK’s biggest exports. Oxford has long been at the centre of medical innovation with the structure of penicillin and the needleless injection both coming out of the city. Meanwhile, the city’s prestigious university is overwhelmed with applications every year.
This Oxford Summer course in medicine enables you to rub shoulders with some of the best in the field. But that’s not all… you’ll also be close to some of the latest medical advancements. The city’s world-leading reputation has seen the rapid growth of the health and bio-technology sector in recent years, for example. No surprise then, that Oxford is still the place of choice for global students of medicine.
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Students come from far and wide to tap into the medical network that Oxford is famous for. Watch some of our past students discuss their own experiences …
Oxford is one of the homes of medical research. Our tutors not only know a thing or two about this vast subject, but they have ample practical experience to back it up.
Our teaching method is modelled on the tutorial system used at Oxford University. You are very much encouraged to set the tone and topics of teaching with your own ideas and medical interests. The practical element of the course is broken down into anatomy and physiology, while we’ll also look at the more scientific topic of molecular biology.
Overall, this Oxford summer course in medicine will likely give you the confidence that this subject is for you. You will cover various topics and write essays, having the chance to discuss your own work and that of other students. The course goes way beyond just textbooks. You’ll find out what everyday life is like for doctors for example, which makes it far more practical than other courses. You will also benefit from a lot of one-on-one tutor time, meaning that overall you will receive a much more intimate learning experience.
Zahra Tellal just completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Education (secondary school teacher training course) at the University of Oxford. She graduated with a Biomedical Science degree from the University of the West of England. She particularly enjoyed her oncology module and her dissertation project researching the effects of FABPs (fatty acid binding proteins) on breast cancer. She is excited to learn about your areas of interests in medicine and build a course tailored to you.
Tom McClelland is an Academic Doctor at the University of Oxford NHS trust. Tom studied pre-clinical medicine at the Queens’ College, University of Cambridge and completed a degree in Physiology, Development and Neuroscience there. From here, Tom completed his medical degree at the University of Oxford and where he continued his research interests in degenerative neurological disease.
Why not mix it up a little?
Are you torn between two subjects, or undecided on which city to study in? The good news is that you can often combine two subjects, or even split your studies between different UK locations.
"The teachers are very inclusive as the teaching groups are small. It is also refreshing to see everyone in the class as passionate as I am."
"The best thing about the course is that it helped me realise what I want to study in the future thanks to the essays and tutorials. The teaching experience was really rich due to the small class sizes, and it allowed me to see what my university teaching experience would be like."
"After two weeks of engaging seminars and tutorials I am starting to learn more about myself and the subject of medicine. "
Jackie The Netherlands
"Meeting different kinds of people in Oxford Summer Courses, and actually finding the familiarity of home in each and everyone made realize that I could have a future outside my home country. "
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