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Oxford Royale 2024

Medicine Summer Course in Yale

Oxford Royale at Yale

Medicine Summer Course in Yale (Ages 16-18)

Curing the Future: Medicine & Disease

Our Medicine Summer School will introduce 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.

Explore the fields of biology, genetics, neuroscience, genomics, emergency medicine and human anatomy, and gain practical insight into a career as a Surgeon, Doctor, Nurse or Allied Health Professional. Investigate the practice of medicine through guest speakers and simulations. Join the Oxford Royale Medicine Summer School and unleash your potential, learning through hands on practicals and interactive workshops.

Location Yale
For Ages 16-18 years
Duration 2 weeks
Start Dates 30 Jun, 14 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 in Oxford 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 Empire State Building in New York, which students will visit on our Summer Courses in Yale

The Yale Experience

Watch our Summer Courses in Yale trailer to hear from students and teachers about the transformative experiences they had whilst attending programmes in Yale. See the amazing university campus venues of our lessons and parties whilst students speak about their academic learning. Also, hear students on making international friends against the backdrop of their trip to New York.

Medicine Summer Course in Yale for Ages 16-18 Details

Medicine Summer Course in Yale 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 Medicine Summer Course in Yale 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 cities of New Haven and New York with new like-minded friends from around the world

Our Medicine Summer Course in Yale 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 New York

– 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 New Haven and New York have 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 Medicine Summer Course in Yale.

Typical day

A typical weekday on our Medicine Summer Course in Yale 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 town 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 New York 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.

Graduation Certificates

What's Included

  • Residential on the prestigious campus of Yale University

  • 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

  • 17.5 hours of tuition per week

  • Inspirational cultural programmes

Watch our video Graduation 2023

How You'll Learn

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


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


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.


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.


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

Visit New York

Visit New York and experience the excitement of this world-famous city. From landmarks like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, to cultural venues like the Museum of Modern Art, and unmissable tourist destinations from Central Park all the way to Broadway!

Walking Tour of New Haven

A guided tour of New Haven will help you feel like a local in this historic university city: as the first planned city in the whole of the US it is easy to navigate, and your guide gives you a chance to see the magnificent Gothic architecture and vibrant local scenery.

Yale summer school, experience life at Yale University, join exciting trips and activities, explore the Beinecke library and ancient manuscripts.

Manuscript Library

Experience history at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the literary archive of Yale University. One of the largest buildings dedicated to rare books, the library contains more than a million books– a book-lover’s dream!

Museums and Galleries

Yale is a centre of culture with many fascinating museums and galleries to explore. The Knights of Columbus Museum, the New Haven Museum, and the New Haven Art Museum for a taste of Yale’s history.

Yale summer school, join exciting activities and trips, group of girls smiling at a formal graduation party.


Celebrate the end of your course in style at your Oxford Royale graduation. Have the chance to dress in your best clothes and receive a certificate that showcases all your hard work during the course, joined with the new friends you’ve made.

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


We have a 4.8 rating based on 769 reviews on Reviews.io.
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ORA is not just a summer program, it is a second family for students from all around the world. I honestly can't find the words to describe the amazing time I had those two weeks. The lifelong bonds that I formed with students from almost every country of the world, will accompany me as I grow up. Moreover, the staff and counselors were there to guide me throughout this beautiful journey, as I knew that I could count on them for whatever I needed. The lessons were excellent and easy to understand, as the teachers thoroughly explaind everything being taught, while simultaneously making every lesson enjoyable and fun. To sum up, ORA is a place for everyone to evolve and gain independence in a safe and protected environment. ORA is a family.

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Such a truly amazing experience, I definitely suggest it to others. It is not only the amazing education given over the time period that you are there, but the friends you make over the way that makes this even better.

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Having the opportunity to attend Oxford Royal Academy is beyond imaginable. The summer program included many activities such as football matches, treasure hunts, tennis, basketball and many other activities you may think of. This allowed us to connect with the people we call friends today. Additionally, Oxford Royal Academy has a wide range of subjects you could choose to expand your knowledge on like ( business, economics, medicine, new perspectives) etc, as this could help you explore how passionate you can be about that specific subject. Conclusively, my stay at Oxford royal academy allowed me to understand not only what subject I enjoy learning but also the meaning of friendship and meeting new people from around the world.

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Its a serious but extremely enjoyable experience.

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it was a very fun experience gave me an opportunity to meet so many new people and make so many new friends as well as learn alot through the classes and also get a small insight of college life

Frequently Asked Questions

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 relevant enrolment fee.

We are happy to accept enrolment fee payments 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 payment 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 2024, enrolment fee payments are structured as follows:

  • Summer Schools for ages 13-18 (University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London and the University of California, Berkeley 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 amount and then 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 programmefees 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 amount. If you would like to enrol and make your enrolment fee payment 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.

  • 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
  • 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 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 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%

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

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.

Our English language requirements are as follows:

  • B1 for EFL courses
  • B2 or IELTS level 5.5 – 6.5 for IELTS Preparation
  • C1 or IELTS level 6.5 or higher for all academic courses

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

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

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.

It is certainly possible to take more than one programme and combine a variety of study programmes. You can simply book onto two different programme.

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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