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Oxford Royale 2024

London Medicine Summer School

London Summer School

London Medicine Summer School

Curing the Future: Medicine & Disease

Curing the Future exposes you to the fascinating world of medicine and disease, extending your prior knowledge and understanding of medical research and practice. You will gain insight into what it takes to work in the medical profession in the 21st Century, on campus at our London Summer School. Explore the fields of biology, genetics, neuroscience, genomics, emergency medicine, and human anatomy in a fully immersive setting.

Supported by expert tutors you will investigate the practice of medicine, learning from guest speakers and simulations. Gain practical insight into a career as a Surgeon, Doctor, Nurse, or Allied Health Professional and identify how to navigate the medical school application process.

Location London
For Ages 16-18 years
Duration 2 weeks
Price
Start Dates 1 Jul, 14 Jul, 28 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.

The Palace of Westminster near our London Summer School

The London Experience

Watch our London Summer School trailer to see the amazing opportunities our students have whilst studying with us on campus at Imperial College London. See the world-famous landmarks and cultural sites that our students will get to visit, and discover the insightful lessons and exciting events that will broaden your child’s horizons.

London Medicine Summer School for Ages 16-18 Details

The London 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 London 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 global city of London with new like-minded friends from around the world

Our London Medicine Summer School 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 exciting nearby cultural sites, including a visit to the theatre for an immersive performance of Guys and Dolls

– 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 London 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 London Medicine Summer School.

Typical day

A typical weekday on our London Medicine Summer School:

  • 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 London 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 explore nearby London sites 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 in the prestigious colleges of Imperial College London

  • Inspiring programmes taught by experts

  • A truly international environment - over 170 nationalities

  • Accommodation, meals, tuition and cultural programmes included at the London Summer School

  • Graduation, report cards and certificate

  • 20+ hours tuition / week

  • Inspirational cultural programme, including excursions to historic UK locations

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 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 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 Rehan Shah

Engineering

Dr Rehan Shah is a Lecturer in Engineering Education at Queen Mary University of London. He has completed a BEng in Mechanical Engineering with Business Finance at UCL with LSE, an MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing at the University of Oxford, and a PhD in Applied Mathematics at UCL.

Dr Endrit Shabani

Law & 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 has taught Politics internationally.

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.

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

London summer school walking tour st pauls cathedral

London Walking Tour

Going on a walking tour of London is an exciting way to explore the city’s rich history and culture. From the towering skyscrapers of the financial district, to picturesque parks and gardens like Hyde Park and Regent’s Park, there’s always something new and exciting to discover on foot. You’ll never run out of things to see and learn in this vibrant city.

London summer school students visiting Buckingham palace

Marvel at Buckingham Palace

Get ready to experience the epitome of regal grandeur at Buckingham Palace! With its majestic gates, stunning architecture, and sprawling gardens, the Palace is a sight to behold. Marvel at the Changing of the Guard ceremony, pose alongside a ‘Beefeater’ (The King’s Guard), and catch a glimpse of the late Queen’s famous balcony.

Summer school students graduating

Graduation

Experience an Oxford Royale graduation, on campus at Imperial College London. 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

London summer school trip to Harrods

Go Luxury Shopping

Luxury shopping in London is a must-do experience for anyone who loves high-end fashion and extravagant shopping. Harrods is the ultimate destination: with its opulent interior and exclusive designer brands, it’s the perfect place to indulge in some retail therapy. From glamorous couture to the latest tech gadgets, Harrods has it all. 

“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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Dina

I went to different summer schools within the past few years but this one was the best. This summer school gave me a chance to experience college life at a young age, learn interesting courses from a well experienced staff and connect with people from all around the world.

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Cheinaz

It truly is an amazing experience, and for anyone hesitating to try the course- go for it! I myself am an introvert and was anxious to not make friends or fit in. I was wrong. Everyone was so kind and inclusive. It truly was one of the greatest experiences of my life. 10/10 recommend.

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Josefine

I had an amazing time and I can’t wait to come back next year.

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Karl

It was a spectacular experience and I learned a lot. I would recommend it to all my friends who loves an experience such as this, an experience where you will meet people from all over the world and learn a lot. It was a fun experience I will never forget

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Anonymous

One of the best experiences in my entire life. I had a great time I met new friends and I am still in contact with them I viewed London and other parts of England and most importantly I improved my English and my accent. Finally, it was really nice to meet people from all around the world and learning about their culture and the courses were super helpful and I became more open minded by attending them

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Anna

I’ve spent the best two weeks of my lofe at ORA. The friends I’ve made will stay in my life forever. The teachers and courses are also very interesting. Lots of love to everyone at ORA and considering to go there. Anna

Frequently Asked Questions

For the Curing the Future programme, students live and study on campus in the heart of London at Imperial College London, as part of the London Summer School. Oxford Royale students will stay in accommodation at Prince’s Gardens, located just a stone’s throw from such iconic London landmarks as the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, and the Royal Albert Hall.

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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