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Medicine Summer Course at Yale

Oxford Royale at Yale

Medicine Summer Course at Yale (Ages 13-15)

Explore Medicine

The ‘Explore Medicine’ course provides young people with a broad introduction to the human body and mind on campus at Yale University. As part of the Medicine Summer School, students will explore the skills and knowledge they need to become a successful doctor, or nurse through a focus on human anatomy and physiology.

Students will explore the basics of human anatomy as they identify different career trajectories in the exciting fields of medicine and healthcare. They expand their understanding of medicine through practical, hands-on medical simulations like cannulation, conducting a physical exam, applying splints and slings, and controlling external haemorrhaging.

Students will investigate both the practice of medicine and biomedical research through speakers and visits to a university biomedical lab or research facility. Following two weeks of the Medicine Summer School, students will also strengthen their interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills – critical competencies of future medical professionals.

Location Yale
For Ages 13 - 15 years
Duration 2 weeks
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 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 Details

The Medicine Summer Course in Yale for ages 13-15 provides an unparalleled opportunity for students interested in exploring medicine to develop their academic ability, career knowledge and transferable skills, while also having an unforgettable summer.

Our Medicine Summer Schools welcomes 13-15 year olds from all around the world. Our students will meet like-minded classmates, all excited to learn and discuss medicine, but each bringing a unique perspective which will allow for invaluable comparisons of how the medical system differs across countries. Over the course of our programme, students will bond through group projects, practical medical simulations and a full timetable of social and cultural activities. Friendships to last a lifetime will be formed over the programme, providing our students with a network of keen future medics spanning the whole globe. 

Students on our medicine summer school for ages 13-15 will enhance their academic skills and strengthen their ability in school by:

Learning basic human anatomy and physiology

Conducting independent research for their assignments

Taking part in academic workshops and study skills sessions

Working as a group with other students to deliver a project

Presenting their research to others as part of an exhibition day

Our programmes are designed to set up our students for life with valuable transferable skills, which they will develop by:

Developing confidence and communication skills through our public speaking and debate workshops

Building a network of friends from all around the world and learning about new perspectives

Gaining independence as part of our guided exploration of the amazing cities of New Haven and New York

Our Medicine Summer Course in Yale for ages 13-15 gives excellent insight into the medical profession, allowing students to understand what opportunities are there for them and whether they want to pursue medicine in the future. Students will:

Compare different fields in medicine and healthcare

Practise conducting the critically important physical examination, a cornerstone of effective medicine

Understand what it takes to become a successful doctor or nurse

Gain insight into the road to medical school

We aim to give students the summer of a lifetime on all of our programmes, with a jam-packed schedule of exciting events and excursions all taking place amidst an inspiring location. Some exciting features of our timetable include:

– Walking tours of top university campuses

– Sports such as a run club, capture the flag, and an Oxford Royale Olympics

Social activities such as quiz nights, board games, karaoke and a talent show

Two show-stopping parties on campus, one at the end of each week

– A coach excursion to the global city of New York over the weekend

Our Medicine Summer School for ages 13-15 offers an array of exciting academic and social opportunities, joining together to create a summer to shape your future.

Our Medicine Summer School is expertly crafted to ensure that tuition is followed up by ample opportunities to put theory into practice. Students will learn how to speak like a doctor, take a patient’s history, and investigate and diagnose problems, leading up to a final assessment in which they will be required to role-play as medical practitioners in simulated clinical scenarios.

As part of our Medicine Summer School, students will be taught in small classes by qualified doctors, researchers and medical students. Students will learn the fundamental workings of the human body, such as the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive system and nervous system. Our teachers will communicate this through medical case studies in which one of these systems is affected., allowing students to see all this information in action.

All students on our Medical Summer School will have the opportunity to go on a thrilling day out to the great city of New York over the mid-programme weekend. This is an opportunity to have fun with new friends while exploring key cultural sites, trying global cuisine, and snapping pictures at iconic landmarks.

Each year, we host a cross-campus sporting event to encourage camaraderie and friendly competition. There is something for everyone, regardless of whether you are a budding athlete or an absolute beginner, from running races and tug of war to classic games like ‘throw the welly’.

As the programmes draw to a close, students are invited to attend an illustrious graduation ceremony to honour their achievements, in which they will receive their certificates in an amazing venue on campus. This is followed by a final graduation party on campus for students to celebrate and say goodbye to their new friends.

Sample Timetable

You can view a sample timetable here

Typical Day

A typical weekday on our Medicine Summer School for ages 13-15 looks like this:

  • 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 eat on campus, and some free time to relax
  • 2PM: Afternoon lessons
  • 3:30PM: Medicine academic workshop to develop key skills, cultural activities such as walking tours, and study support
  • 6PM: Dinner on campus
  • 7PM: Public Speaking and Debate Society
  • 8PM: Social activities such as quiz nights, movie nights or karaoke
  • 10PM: Curfew

Week 1

Following a networking induction event, the week starts exploring the fundamental skills of becoming a doctor, including a guide to taking patients’ history, clinical lessons, telemedicine, and emergency care. As well as practical workshops, students will explore the future of medicine and its ethics. Afternoons will also include study support, sports and cultural excursions. In the evening, students will have the chance to take part in debates and public speaking events, social activities and games.

Week 2

Students start the second week exploring building their own health tech business – they will present their ideas to their fellow students. The week will also include specialist training sessions, opportunities to build on these skills and simulations, all of which help students answer that vital question: do I want to be a doctor? In the evenings, debating, public speaking and social activities continue as the week builds to the Challenge Day and Graduation. This presents an opportunity for students to put into practice the vast knowledge they’ll have acquired over the two weeks and enjoy a famous Oxford Royale graduation.

Graduation Certificates

What's Included

  • Residential on the prestigious campus of Yale University

  • Inspiring courses taught by experts

  • Graduation ceremony, report cards and graduation certificate

  • International student community with over 170 nationalities represented since 2004

  • Accommodation, meals, tuition and cultural programmes included

  • 17.5 hours of tuition per week

  • Inspirational cultural programmes

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.

Educational Trips

Our trips provide real examples of the course subject in action, and bring students' learning to life for them.

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 & 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.


This is the opportunity of a lifetime to explore New Haven, a historic university town, and New York, one of the most exciting cities on the planet! Join Oxford Royale for a chance to experience everything that this prestigious location has to offer.

Summer school students graduating


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.

“I chose to come to Oxford Royale because I wanted to have a first experience of the subject I wanted to do, and have a first insight into what it’s like to study at university. I love the classes and the teachers are great, and I have met some lifelong friends from all over the world.”

Laura, Italy

“I think Oxford Royale has been an absolutely invaluable experience, and it is perfectly exemplified in the slogan of the programme: travel to learn and learn to travel. Meeting new people and living independently has perfectly prepared me for what I will be doing in the years to come.”

Quinn, United States of America


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Frequently Asked Questions

Once you have decided which course 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 course or courses you would like to study, and a credit or debit card to pay the relevant deposit.

We are happy to accept deposit 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 deposit 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 deposit payment 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 a deposit payment to secure the booking. For Summer 2023, deposit payments are structured as follows:

  • Summer Schools for ages 13-15, 16-18 and 19+ (University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London and Yale University) – £995 GBP for each 2-week session

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 no later than 90 days before the start date of the course. Where the student is booking less than 90 days before the start date, the course 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 deposit amount. If you would like to enrol and make your deposit 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.

All course fees include the following:

  • Classes and tuition (17.5 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)
  • A wide selection of afternoon and evening activities
  • Coach excursions
  • Welcome and graduation events (parents invited)
  • A multitude of extras, including an ORA notebook and branded clothing

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.

Oxford Royale Academy’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 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 excluding 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%

Cancellations made after the commencement date of the course 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 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.

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 course and combine a variety of study programmes. You can simply book onto two different courses.

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.

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