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Medicine Summer School

Experience campus life at the world's best universities as you explore your interest in Medicine or prepare for Medical School

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Oxford Royale Academy Medicine Summer School 2022

Our Medicine summer programmes are based in Oxford and Cambridge, the ideal locations in which to live, study, and develop your interest in the medical sciences. From introductory courses for 13-15, 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.

Medicine is a notoriously demanding and competitive field, and successfully applying to your chosen medical school a significant first hurdle. Our Medical Summer School programmes can 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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Curing the Future: Medicine & Disease (Ages 16-18, Oxford)

Curing the Future exposes you to the fascinating world of medicine and disease, extending your prior knowledge and understanding of medical research and practice.

Explore Medicine & Experimental Psychology (Ages 13-15, Cambridge)

This fascinating course will provide you with a broad introduction to the human body and mind - and everything you need to know to pursue a career as a doctor, nurse or other healthcare professional.

Experimental Psychology (Ages 16-18, Oxford)

Join our Experimental Psychology course, and answer life's most intriguing questions. You'll look at issues such as: what makes you you, and if there is always a clear difference between good and evil.

International Medical Research and Practice I: Foundation (Ages 19+, Oxford)

Join the Medical Summer School and prepare for a successful application to Medical School, while exploring the varied and exciting career pathways available to you. Immersive and hands-on, you will gain insights into cutting-edge medical research while practicing clinical and lab skills through medical simulations.

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Study Medicine on the campus of Oxford or Cambridge

What’s life like at the world’s elite universities? Join us this summer to find out!

Your Medical Summer School is hosted in historic residential colleges of the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge where you will experience authentic undergraduate life. Sleep in student bedrooms set in centuries-old quadrangles, socialise in vibrant student common rooms, and relax in glorious college gardens. Take your place in vaulted halls where students have dined for over eight centuries. Learn in lecture theatres and laboratories where groundbreaking discoveries have been made, and study in the classrooms where world leaders and Nobel prize winners developed the key academic and life skills crucial for future success.

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.

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.

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I found the Oxford Royale course online, saved the link as ‘life saving course.’ What I needed the most was help with my UCAS application, but I also wanted to challenge myself intellectually and learn new things.

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This summer school has taught me many things, including the basics of engineering, which will most definitely help me in my future – academically and professionally.

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The Medicine course gave me the opportunity to meet people from around the world with the same passion as me. My new friends and I were able to discuss and exchange information to support each other…

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Year after year the allure of Oxford Royale has pulled me back. I met many different people during my first two weeks from different cultures and backgrounds.

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I decided to return because I fell in love with Oxford, the gardens, the old buildings, the good books…

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I found the Oxford Royale course online, saved the link as ‘life saving course.’ What I needed the most was help with my UCAS application, but I also wanted to challenge myself intellectually and learn new things.

Yoosuf

Maldives

This summer school has taught me many things, including the basics of engineering, which will most definitely help me in my future – academically and professionally.

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How do I book a place on the course I want?

Once you have decided which course you would like to attend, you can book online using our secure booking system. Once your application has been submitted, you will be sent an email confirming that it has been received.

If you prefer, you can download an Application Form by clicking here. You can return the Application Form to us by any of these methods:

  • Scan and email to [email protected]
  • Fax to +44 (0) 845 280 01 22
  • Post to Oxford Royale Academy, Yarnton Manor, Church Lane, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 1PY, UNITED KINGDOM.

Once your booking has been processed by one of our members of staff, you will receive email confirmation of your place on the course of your choice. A Welcome Pack will be available to download from the ORA Portal from April. If at any time you would like to discuss your booking with a course advisor, please feel free to email [email protected] or call us on +44 (0) 1865 954 800.

How do I pay for my course?

All courses require a deposit payment to secure the booking. The deposit is £995 GBP for all two-week courses for ages 13+, and £395 for one-week courses for 8-12 years. You may either pay the full course fee when you book your place, or pay the deposit amount and then the balance at a later date. The balance clearance is required at least 60 days before the start date of the course. Where the student is booking less than 60 days before the start date, the balance must be covered in full.

New online enrolments will require a Debit or Credit Card payment of at least the deposit amount. If you would like to enrol and make your deposit payment via Bank Transfer, please contact our Admissions team, who will be happy to assist you in doing so. ([email protected])

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 your ORA Portal and click on the ‘Pay Now’ button on your booking details.

What do my course fees include?

All course fees include the following:

  • Classes and tuition (20 taught hours per week)
  • Study files/materials
  • Guest lectures by academic speakers
  • Personalised academic reports and graduation certificate
  • Accommodation in your chosen location (see our accommodation page for the specific colleges and locations)
  • Meals in the Hall
  • Free WiFi (subject to availability)
  • Daily updates for parents and family on the ORA campus blogs
  • A wide selection of afternoon and evening activities
  • Coach excursions
Will I receive a graduation certificate?

Yes, students will be awarded an Oxford Royale Academy Graduation Certificate in their chosen course upon satisfactory completion of the course. This will be presented in a graduation ceremony on the final evening of the course.

Will I have to share a room/facilities?

Most of our accommodation sites offer a mix of single and twin bedrooms, with some campuses having en-suite bedrooms available and others have shared bathroom facilities between a small group of same-sex students. If you have a particular preference for a certain room type, you can make a request on booking, which may be granted subject to availability. If a particular room type is required for medical reasons, please contact our Admissions Team who will be able to check availability on different sites, depending on the course chosen.

Sharing your room with fellow students is a great way of getting to know people and making friends.

How secure are the campuses?

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 roll-call at breakfast; 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.

Do I need a visa to travel to the UK or US?

If your country is part of the EU or the European Economic Area you will not require a visa to enter the UK. It is always safest to check whether you need a visa with the relevant authorities.

Students attending our USA Summer Schools may be able to enter the USA on the Visa Waiver programme – we can provide individual support on request for those that do need a visa.

I want to change to another course or study option. Is this possible?

If you wish to change your course or study options (including dates), please do not hesitate to contact us. However, changes to courses 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 course start date.

If I need to cancel my booking, will I get my money back?

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

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

no refund of deposit will be made under any circumstances, once the two-week cooling-off period has concluded;
for cancellations before your course start date, the remainder of the course fees less the deposit amount will be proportionally refunded as per the table below:

Period Before Start Date Total refunded
120+ days 100%
90-119 days 50%
45-89 days 10%
0-44 days 0%
I want to attend one of your English language courses: how will you know what my level of English is and what sort of tuition I need?

All students registered to attend our English Language courses will be required to take an English Language Placement Test, which will assess the relative abilities of each student. Students are then placed into ability groups based on the results of their assessment, and the material that they study is tailored to the level of the class.

Once you have booked your place on a course we will send you information on how to take our online Placement Test. This test should take approximately one hour and should be taken by the student at least one month prior to their arrival date.

Please note that Oxford Royale Academy English courses do not cater for beginners in English.

Can I take more than one course?

It is certainly possible to take more than one course and combine a variety of study programmes. You can simply book onto two different courses, for example students from 13 to 15 years old could start with our Creative Writing course in Oxford and then move on to the Flim Academy

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 course please do not hesitate to contact us.