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Oxford Royale 2024

Cambridge Medicine Summer School

Cambridge Summer School

Cambridge Medicine Summer School (Ages 16-18)

Curing the Future: Medicine & Disease

Our Cambridge Medicine Summer School extends your prior knowledge and understanding of medicine, exposing you to the fields of biology, human anatomy, genetics, genomics, emergency medicine and neuroscience in a hands-on learning environment.  

Classes and workshops led by expert tutors and medical professionals will expand your knowledge base and provide real insight into what it takes to build a career in medicine, from applications through to specialisations.

Students on campus at our Cambridge Summer School will take their Medicine lessons in historic colleges of the prestigious University of Cambridge, explore the historic city with new friends from around the globe, before sleeping in a real student room as part of the true student experience.

Location Cambridge
For Ages 16-18 years
Duration 2 weeks
Price
Course Dates
  • 30th Jun to 13th Jul
  • 14th Jul to 27th Jul
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Students Learning Clinical Skills on our Medicine Summer School

See Our Medicine Programme in Action

Watch our Medicine Summer School trailer to see how students on the programme developed practical clinical skills and had a summer to shape their future. Hear directly from students and teachers how we use the best facilities and a bespoke curriculum to enhance our students academic ability and show them exactly what it is like to work in the medical profession.

Kings College Chapel near our Cambridge Summer School

The Cambridge Experience

Watch our Cambridge Summer School trailer to hear from our students about living on campus in the colleges of Cambridge University and the chance to experience university student life. See beautiful college building and the ceremonies and events we run for our students whilst students and teachers speak about the life-changing academic experience our programmes provide.

Cambridge Medicine Summer School for Ages 16-18 Details

The Cambridge Medicine Summer School for ages 16-18 will help students prepare for a career in medicine. They’ll better understand their path to success and access valuable insights into health, disease and the future of healthcare.

Our students come from over 175 countries around the world, allowing them to build a global network of like-minded future doctors and medical health professionals.

All students on our Cambridge Medicine Summer School will develop key academic skills such as:

– Learning the anatomy and physiology of key body systems, and how these are disrupted by disease

– Applying ethical principles to practical scenarios

Critically analysing current research on medicine

Developing presentation and communication skills through simulated checkups and appointments

Our Medicine Summer School will help students grow by developing key transferable skills for university and beyond:

Communication and leadership skills developed through presentations and simulations

Confidence through being given personal research projects

Independence by exploring the university city of Cambridge with new like-minded friends from around the world

Our Cambridge Medicine Summer School for ages 16 to 18 is an incredible opportunity for students preparing for medicine school applications to immerse themselves in the dynamic world of medicine:

– Identify the major health challenges facing humanity

– Understand how to plan a pathway to medical school

– Develop the mindset and skills needed in a medical career

– Explore the different fields and specialisations within Medicine

– Gain hands-on clinical experience

In between world class academic learning, our students will take part in a full timetable of enriching social and cultural activities:

– Social events with their new friends, from karaoke to quiz nights

– A wide range of sports events including tennis, running club, football, and the Oxford Royale Olympics

– A weekend excursion to the amazing city of London

– A Friday Night Party where students can enjoy a night of music and excitement with their new friends

– A formal Graduation ceremony and dinner, followed by a final graduation party to say goodbye

In their study time, students will have an assignment to create a research poster focusing on innovative treatments or interventions for a chosen disease, enhancing their ability to conduct and appraise research and present their finding effectively.

On the final Thursday of the programme, our Medicine students will work in teams with their classmates to research and develop innovative healthcare solutions. They must research in depth a current medical issue, design a technological solution, and deliver a high-quality, professional pitch to the rest of the class.

To help our students discover everything that Cambridge has to offer, we will be offering the “Immersive Quest”, a two week long virtual scavenger hunt. In teams our students will answer questions and explore their city – and winners will receive a prize at graduation!

Full timetable

Click here to download a full sample timetable of our Cambridge Medicine Summer School.

Typical day

A typical weekday on our Cambridge Medicine Summer School for ages 16 to 18:

  • 8AM: Students wake up for breakfast on campus before heading to lessons
  • 9AM: Morning lessons, with two short breaks
  • 1PM: Lunch break for students to buy food in Cambridge and some free time to relax
  • 2PM: Afternoon lessons
  • 3:30PM: Medicine academic workshop to develop key skills, sporting activities such as run club, and student teatime talks
  • 6PM: Dinner on campus
  • 7PM: Study support sessions
  • 8PM: Public Speaking and Debate Society
  • 9PM: Social activities such as quiz nights, talent shows or arts and crafts
  • 10:30PM: Curfew

Week 1

The week starts with an introduction to medicine: exploring the key skills students require to be a successful doctor, including history taking and clinical examinations. Students will explore neurology, the respiratory, nervous and cardiovascular systems. Afternoons will include emergency care, workshops and cultural exploration. Each evening, students will take part in study support groups, debates and public speaking, and a number of seminars, as well as social activities. Near the end of the week, students will have the opportunity to visit London with a tour group and relax with their fellow students.

Week 2

The second week includes student presentations, practical and academic workshops and the opportunity to explore surgery, and the future of health. Evenings are spent with study groups, public speaking and debate competitions. In the second week, students will take part in the headline address that covers the key medical challenges we face, and enjoy further social engagements. The week culminates in the Challenge Day and Graduation, where students present what they have learned and take part in the famous Oxford Royale Graduation, respectively.

An Oxford Royale Graduation Certificate

What's Included

  • Residential on the prestigious campus of the University of Cambridge

  • Inspiring programmes taught by experts

  • Graduation ceremony, report cards and graduation certificate

  • International student community with over 170 nationalities represented since 2004

  • Accommodation, breakfast and dinner, tuition and cultural programmes included at the Cambridge Summer School

  • 20 hours of tuition per week

  • Inspirational cultural programmes

Watch our video Graduation 2023

Learn from world-leading experts

Whatever your motivation, our exceptional, inspiring, world-leading teachers can help you achieve more this summer. Our amazing array of talented tutors includes Oxbridge academics, Ivy League lecturers, groundbreaking medical researchers, glittering industry leaders, acclaimed authors, and more!

Meet Our Faculty

Dr Claire Keene

Medicine

Dr Claire Keene is a public health clinician with a masters in International Health and Tropical Medicine from the University of Oxford. She is an experienced clinical trial manager, recently managing a Médecins Sans Frontières project on HIV and tuberculosis.

Dr Amy Booth

Dr Amy Booth

Medicine

Dr Amy Booth is a celebrated physician who graduated summa cum laude from the University of Cape Town. Now working towards a PhD at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, she formerly worked with the World Health Organisation.

Dr Abdulazeez Imam

Medicine

Dr Imam, lecturer in Medicine, has over 14 years of clinical experience and a strong commitment to medical education. He completed a 6 year Paediatric programme in Nigeria and is currently studying for a PhD at the University of Oxford. He also holds an MSc in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Leeds.

Dr Anisa Butt

Business & Entrepreneurship

A member of the Oxford Royale team for 3 years, Dr Anisa Butt is a lecturer in economics at King’s College London. Currently completing a PhD in Economics from the University of Reading, her focus is on gender and ethnic income inequality.

Dr Endrit Shabani

Law and Politics

A trained lawyer, Dr Endrit Shabani has a Doctorate in Politics from the University of Oxford where he studied with a full Clarendon scholarship. He has consulted for multiple international organisations including UNICEF, UN Women, and the EU, and taught Politics internationally.

How You'll Learn

Escape ordinary classroom teaching and learn through interactive and immersive lessons.

Workshops

Hands-on classes designed to help students learn through practical application.

Masterclasses

An interactive forum with an expert in the field, giving students valuable insights into related and new topics.

Guest Speakers

Successful and famous guest speakers offer students the chance to pose their most important questions.

Debates

Essential for honing students' reasoning abilities and public speaking skills.

Interactive Lectures

Dynamic lectures given by passionate teachers packed with facts and viewpoints to engage the audience.

Group Projects

An opportunity to work closely with, and learn from, different perspectives.

Seminars

Working in pairs and small groups, students have plenty of opportunity for discussion and debate.

Challenge Days

Apply the skills and knowledge gained throughout your two-week programme in an immersive full day simulation event.

Exciting Activities and Trips

Cambridge summer school trip to London

Explore London

Discover the UK’s most exciting city! A short journey from Cambridge, explore the many wonders that London has to offer: from Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace to the Museum of Natural History and National Portrait Gallery, there are endless ways to be entertained. Enjoy luxury shopping, or vibrant markets in Camden, and choose from hundreds of restaurants. London is a unmissable location filled with new opportunities.

Cambridge Summer School walking tours

Walking Tour of Cambridge

Experience the magic of Cambridge on a walking tour of the city. Wander through historic colleges with stunning architecture, see the pub where the discovery of DNA was announced, or uncover hidden gems from coffee shops to art galleries. 

Cambridge summer school formal dinner group

Graduation

Experience an Oxford Royale graduation, on campus at the University of Cambridge. Dress up with your new friends, dine in a magnificent venue, and celebrate everything you have achieved on your programme. 

See our exclusive events Oxford Royale Graduation

“Where I go to school we do not have this kind of equipment, and I have never seen equipment like this. It was not just lectures and lessons, but practical masterclasses. The quality of the teaching is really good. The teachers are patient and helpful and the atmosphere is great. I have really enjoyed studying here. ”

Qian, Hong Kong

“I have never been in a medical setting before where I can truly participate in everything that is going on, so I really enjoyed that. We were learning all the steps in every process, and learning about emergency situations was really interesting.”

Valentina, Spain

Reviews

We have a 4.8 rating based on 769 reviews on Reviews.io.
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Hannah

I had an absolutely incredible time doing Summer school with Oxford Royale Academy! I learnt new things about myself and the world around me, and would definitely recommend to others!

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Clara

I loved the Oxford Royal program, I met many people with bright personalities and unique minds, and I also learned a lot from the teachers, campus staff etc. You will enjoy it!

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Francesca

Oxford Royals Academy made my summer amazing! I learned many new things and I met people from all over the world that I know I can call true friends. I definitely recommend ORA to anyone who wants to make unforgettable memories!

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Minquan

The twelve days I spent in Oxford Summer School were very happy, the teachers were very kind and professional, and the curriculum was very reasonable, which expanded my knowledge. All the courses mean a lot to me and I hope I can come back next summer.

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Jade

The oxford royale academy was definitely the highlight of my summer. I have not only learnt more about the course I have chosen, but I've also met a lot of new friends, friendly staff and helpful teachers from different cultures all in the same campus and had a lot of unforgettable memories.

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Katherine

Oxford Royale was a great expreince. It was amazing to get to know people all over the globe and form life long relationships.

Frequently Asked Questions

For the Curing the Future programme, students live and study on campus in colleges of the historic University of Cambridge, as part of our Cambridge Summer School. Oxford Royale students will stay in accommodation at either Clare College or St Catharine’s College. Both colleges are beautiful, historic institutions situated in the heart of the university town.

Curing the Future: Medicine & Disease is also available at our other locations, please see our courses page for more details.

Once you have decided which programme you would like to attend, and where you would like to study, you can book online using our secure booking system. You will need the details of the student and of the person paying the bill, the name of the programme or programmes you would like to study, and a credit or debit card to pay the enrolment fee.

We are happy to accept enrolment fees via a number of other, non-card payment methods (including domestic and international bank transfer), thanks to our partnership with education payment specialists, Flywire. If you would prefer to pay your enrolment fee by bank transfer or another method, please contact our Admissions team who will be able to assist you.

Once your application has been submitted, your enrolment fee has been received by us and your booking processed by our system or our team, you will be sent an email confirming your place. You will also receive a login to the Oxford Royale Portal, which you will use to provide us with important additional information about you as your time with us approaches.

A Welcome Pack is available to download from the Oxford Royale Portal.

If at any time you would like to discuss your booking with a member of our award-winning Customer Service team, please feel free to contact us.

All enrolments require an enrolment fee to secure the booking. For Summer 2023, enrolment fees are structured as follows:

  • Summer Schools for ages 13-15 and 16-18 (University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London and Yale University) – £1295 GBP for each 2-week session

You may either pay the full programme fee when you book your place, or pay the enrolment fee and then settle the balance at a later date.

The balance clearance is required no later than 90 days before the start date of the programme. Where the student is booking less than 90 days before the start date, the programme fees must be covered in full. We appreciate that, with the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, people may require additional flexibility to these terms, and we are doing our best to accommodate that – please contact us if you have concerns regarding making the balance payment in line with the 90-day deadline.

Enrolments received via our online application form will require a debit or credit card payment of at least the enrolment fee. If you would like to pay your enrolment fee via Bank Transfer or another method, we are happy to facilitate this. Please contact our Admissions team to arrange this.

Balance payments for existing enrolments can be made via a number of methods, including domestic and international bank transfer, credit or debit card, as well as local payment options; please log in to the Oxford Royale Portal and click on the ‘Pay Now’ button on your booking details.

All programme fees include the following:

  • Classes and tuition
  • Study files/materials
  • Guest lectures by academic speakers
  • Personalised academic reports and graduation certificate
  • Accommodation at a top university
  • Meals in the dining hall of your college, every day of your programme (Meals provided are typically as follows: breakfast, lunch and dinner for ages 13-15; breakfast and dinner for ages 16-18)
  • Free WiFi (subject to availability)
  • A wide selection of afternoon and evening activities
  • Coach excursions (kindly note that excursions can be to local attractions or to sites further afield)
  • Welcome and graduation events
  • A multitude of extras, including an Oxford Royale notebook and branded clothing

If you wish to change your programme or study options (including dates), please do not hesitate to contact us. However, changes to programmes are always subject to availability. For this reason, it may be more difficult for us to accommodate any changes requested less than 60 days before the programme start date.

Oxford Royale’s terms and conditions for refunds are as follows:

Any cancellation must be received in writing and can only be made on the following terms:

  • No refund of the enrolment fee will be made under any circumstances once the two-week cooling-off period has concluded;
  • For cancellations before your programme start date, the remainder of the programme fees excluding the enrolment fee will be proportionally refunded as per the table below:
Period Before Start Date Total Refunded (excluding enrolment fee)
120+ days 100%
90-119 days 50%
45-89 days 10%
0-44 days 0%

Cancellations made after the commencement date of the programme will not receive any refund.

For full information regarding cancellation and refund terms, please see our full terms and conditions, and please contact us if you have any questions.

Our English language requirements are as follows:

  • B1 for EFL programmes
  • C1 or IELTS level 6.5 or higher for all academic programmes

Students who have studied at an English speaking school for two or more years are exempt from English requirements.

Yes, all students will be awarded an Oxford Royale Graduation Certificate in their chosen programme upon satisfactory completion of the programme. This will be presented in a graduation ceremony on the final evening of the programme. In general, the graduation ceremony is for students only, but in certain cases, it might be possible for parents to attend on request. Due to limited seating and viewing facilities in the colleges, it is essential that parents contact the campus office well in advance to ascertain whether space is available.

All our programmes take place in a secure environment. Our students are supervised 24 hours a day by campus staff. All students must check-in regularly during the day: at breakfast roll-call; at their morning classes; in the afternoon for lessons, workshops or activities; at dinner and in the evening before curfew. All campuses have a curfew.

Each campus office has its own safe where students may deposit items of value such as passports, travel documents, bank cards etc.

All campuses have residential staff who can be contacted 24 hours a day.

It is certainly possible to take more than one programme and combine a variety of subjects. This can be done by enrolling on two different programmes. For example, you may wish to have two weeks on the Film Academy and then two more weeks on Creative Writing.

Students staying for two consecutive sessions will be provided with accommodation for the Saturday night, and their campus will provide supervised activities between their first session ending and second session starting. Should you have any queries about how to take more than one programme please do not hesitate to contact us.

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