Make your mark on medicine. Start by studying where penicillin was first discovered! Develop your professional edge and extend your knowledge on practical and theoretical topics while collaborating with the brightest medical minds.
16-17 year olds
7 days commencing:
Gain the skills and experience needed to begin a fulfilling career as a cardiologist, general practice doctor, surgeon or psychiatrist. We’ll get you there. Our fast-track 7 day course will see you rolling your sleeves up and getting stuck into authentic, hands-on learning as you top up your medical knowledge and visit labs to experience biology beyond the books.
Our blended-learning courses combine tutor taught seminars and practical sessions to give you a chance to apply your learning to a real-life situation. These collaborative sessions are taught in conjunction with industry-focused workshops and trips, bringing you closer to leading businesses and innovators. Your teaching could also include professional career development workshops and Q&A sessions with industry professionals. Blending-learning courses culminate in students presenting to peers, staff and external experts. On competition of the course, you’ll receive a certificate and letter of recommendation from your tutor.
You’ll have time to explore Oxford for yourself, as well as forging new friendships for the future, and there’s an action-packed programme of social activities, field trips and excursions to help bring your learning to life. We might even head to London for the day.
You’re not a tourist, so we won’t treat you like one. Instead we’ll help you uncover genuine local treasures and show you what life here is really like, from the inside.
"The best thing about the Medicine course was the interactivity of the lectures. My tutor was really interested in the subject, so I always felt like I could go up to her and ask her questions, whether they were about what we were learning or about other areas of biotechnology."
"My tutors were amazing! They gave us advice but they let us do whatever we wanted in our project (they are super cool with super cool ideas) – thanks Anne and Max."
"My tutor, Dr. Saroj Velamakanni, was very enthusiastic in his manner of teaching. He was also flexible with the topics and blended them to our areas of interest. The assignments were very helpful in learning to perform literature survey and developing scientific writing and presentation skills."
"I love Oxford’s personal method of teaching. It is so inspiring to work in close association with a prominent medical expert."
Where it all began. Oxford is home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and it’s also where Oxford Summer Courses was born. Known as the city of dreaming spires, Oxford has educated and inspired world-changing thinkers through the ages. And its renowned tutorial teaching keeps the university among the global elite. But it’s so much more than books. This is a lively, cosmopolitan and open-minded place. There’s room for everyone, with something new (or very old) to discover at every turn.
All of the accommodation in Oxford is based within Oxford University college grounds, and the beautiful buildings that date back in some cases to the 13th century, present a real sense of the traditional university. Although the bedrooms have been appropriately modernised, they remain in-keeping with the college surroundings with lots of character and charm.Accommodating full-time students during term time, the rooms are practical and usually have some desk space for quiet study time. Each corridor houses a pastoral member of staff, who oversees students throughout the night. We are able to offer twin or single bedrooms with either shared or private bathroom facilities.
You will get the chance to eat at a range of Oxford's best restaurants and cafes during the week, and each Friday evening you will experience an Oxford University formal hall. As an Oxford Summer Courses student, you will get to attend two formal halls per course, where you can expect an excellent dining experience and an electric atmosphere, as students and staff celebrate the achievements of the week together. Usually followed by a traditional party and graduation ceremony it really is an experience of a lifetime, so don’t forget your cameras for this one!
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