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Medicine Summer School

Medicine Summer School

Oxford Royale Academy's award-winning Medicine Summer School takes place on the renowned campus of the University of Oxford, as well as in the University of Cambridge, the University of St Andrews and Imperial College London. We also offer a junior course for students aged 11 to 12 at St Mary's School, Ascot, and Uppingham School.

Explore the world of Medicine

Expect world-class teaching facilities and expert tuition to ensure the best possible medical school preparation.

Our Medicine summer programmes are designed to introduce students to the practical and theoretical sides of Medicine whilst also preparing them for the realities of applying for medical school, including support on personal statement and interview techniques.

Find the perfect Medicine course

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Study in a world-renowned university city

Our Medicine summer programmes are based in Oxford, Cambridge, London and St Andrews, the ideal locations in which to live, study, and develop your interest in the medical sciences. From introductory courses for 11-12, right up to high-level research and project work for over 18s, we employ expert teaching staff who each cater to their students’ specific ages and levels of experience.

Whichever location you study in, you’ll discover an environment teeming with academia and a storied history of medical excellence – not to mention some of the world’s most prestigious university locations.

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Plan ahead for medical school

Medicine is a notoriously demanding and competitive field, and successfully applying to your chosen medical school a significant first hurdle. Our Medical School Preparation programme in particular seeks to help build a strong application, as well as increased confidence in what is required of a medical student.

For those a little earlier in their academic careers, an ORA course can provide a vital head start in, and enthusiasm for, this varied and valuable profession. These chances to get ahead in terms of applications and the direction of your study could prove decisive in your academic career.

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Gain hands-on medical experience

Not many students realise that Medicine is an art as well as a science: as well as a theoretical knowledge of biomedical science and anatomy, medical professionals are trained in finely honed surgical arts, such as the stitching of sutures.

Students across our medical summer programmes have the opportunity to engage in practical skills workshops, using real training equipment and trying out a variety of tasks from dissection to stitching. This practical experience is often invaluable when applying to medical school, giving you a key edge over other applicants.

Student taking part in a Clinical Skills workshop

Benefit from subject-specific excursions

ORA students enjoy a variety of excursions during their time with us, and our Medicine programmes benefit from visits to relevant sites such as university teaching hospitals, museums of surgery, and first-aid training centres.

These trips give students the opportunity to get a sense for the reality of working in the field of Medicine, whether that be on the front-line of a hospital, in the depths of a research laboratory or even in the annals of history – it was hardly an easy task being a medical practitioner during the Black Death or Spanish Flu.

ORA student summer party

Enjoy an ORA summer

The ORA summer experience seeks to forge lasting friendships between dynamic, academically motivated young people from all over the world.

As well as your classmates, you will have the opportunity to meet and socialise with plenty of other students from your campus and age group thanks to our rich extracurricular programme of workshops, excursions, and formal parties. We never forget that our students are enjoying their summer holidays, so we’re sure to offer plenty of extraordinary opportunities, from falconry and salsa to papercraft and stage combat.

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Where are our Medicine courses?

Our Medicine Summer Schools take place in the premises of the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, and the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Younger students’ programmes take place in top British boarding schools.

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