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Medicine Summer School in London

Medicine Summer School in London

London is world-renowned for its medical schools and hospitals, and it is in this inspiring setting that you can study Medicine with Oxford Royale Academy.

Find out what it takes to become a doctor

Whether you’re certain that you want to become a doctor, or you’re still exploring your options, you can get to know the world of Medicine on our engaging and informative programmes in London.

On Oxford Royale Academy’s Medicine in London programmes, you’ll learn a variety of skills, both theoretical and practical, that are required of future doctors. But that isn’t all. A vital part of being a doctor – and as a consequence, a key part of any medical school interview – is the discussion of medical ethics. 

As a doctor, you’ll be faced with ethical dilemmas in the practice of medicine, for instance in relation to questions such as patients who refuse treatment, and it will be these questions that you’ll need to consider in class as well. While the conclusions that you come to might vary among your class, what’s important is that you’ve thought about the questions and can defend your answer. Our expert teaching staff will help you to develop your reasoning skills, and encouraging respectful discussion and debate so that students can learn from one another, and from the diverse international experiences represented among the class.

Medicine courses in London

Our expert teaching staff here in London can offer you the benefit of their extensive experience in supporting students to achieve their dreams of medical school. They can guide you from the general question of whether medicine is right for you, to the specifics of which medical schools you should apply to, and which areas you should be practising ahead of your interview. At the end of your time with us, you should know exactly what your medical school journey looks like, and how to succeed in it.

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Study Medicine with interactive activities

Alongside ensuring that you get a thorough grounding in the theory that underpins Medicine, our summer school also gives you the opportunity to get hands-on experience of medical techniques, such as stitching and cannulation, which are carried out on mannequins.

It’s an engaging way to bring the world of Medicine to life, as well as letting you explore which aspects of Medicine are of greatest interest to you. These practical activities complement your theoretical study to build a rounded picture of the life of a medical student, helping you work out whether this is the right path for you.

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Get to know the city of London

Our programmes offer our students the chance to explore the city of London, getting to know its long history and fascinating culture.

There are guided tours of the city available, and students can also leave campus in small groups during their spare time, for sightseeing or shopping. We also have a programme of excursions, including coach trips, where you can see landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge and the London Eye, visit famous museums such as the V&A and the Science Museum, and see world-famous musicals such as the Lion King and Les Miserables. 

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Develop your study skills

Study skills are vital for medical students; medical schools are typically highly demanding of students’ time, so require good time management and organisational skills in order to succeed.

At Oxford Royale Academy, you’ll be able to improve your study skills with guidance from our expert teaching staff. What’s more, you’ll be taking on new responsibility for your own learning, so you can explore ways of motivating yourself and structuring your time, as you’ll need to as a university student.

By the end of the programme, you’ll not only have developed new study skills, but gained a better understanding of what will be required of you as a medical student of the future.

Make friends from all over the world

Students of 150 different nationalities come to Oxford Royale Academy’s summer school every year.

Studying Medicine with us in London offers you the chance to make friends with fellow students from across the globe, with activities, parties and ice breakers making it easy for you to get to know people.

The people you’re studying with will share your ambitions to become a future doctor, so you’ll be able to encourage one another and act as a support network, not only at the summer school but into the future, through your medical school applications.

Enjoy a range of extracurricular activities

Alongside classroom study, Oxford Royale Academy offers a range of extracurricular activities for your spare time.

From archery to birds of prey, yoga to a tie-dye workshop, there’s plenty to keep you occupied, and you might even find a new hobby as a result.

After all, your time spent with us isn’t just about improving your knowledge of Medicine; it’s also about enjoying your summer holiday alongside new like-minded friends. Medicine can be a challenging and difficult career path, so it’s important to be able to relax in between times of studying hard.

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Discover Imperial College London

Established by royal charter in 1907, prestigious Imperial College London ranks in the world’s top 10 universities. Focusing specifically on science, engineering, medicine, and business, the university cultivates excellence through its world-class teaching and research.

Imperial College London’s enviable location in South Kensington gives you the best of everything London has to offer. The Natural History and Victoria and Albert museums, the English National Ballet, and the Royal Albert Hall are right on your doorstep, as well as the green open spaces of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.

Ready for an adventure this summer?

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I have gained more knowledge, and can therefore make more of an impact on the world. I think that my future goals have become clearer as I have explored options at ORA.

- Nia, Belize

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“In every topic, every student equally contributed his or her ideas and made each other see things from a different lens. It was this abundance of new perspectives and the chance to look at things from those different angles that made it an extremely fulfilling experience.”

- Minjinsor, Mongolia

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“I learnt a lot from my academic immersion at ORA, not just about the topics of my selected courses, but also how to organise and express my thoughts in the most effective way.”

- Livia, Italy

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“The two weeks I spent at ORA were a whirlwind of exciting activities, intense learning and unforgettable experiences!”

- Oshea, Sri Lanka

“Attending Oxford Royale Academy has impacted my life in a way I cannot describe. I remember arriving not knowing what to expect, and feeling extremely nervous. The hospitality of the other students and ORA’s staff made me feel instantly comfortable.”

- Safiatou, Guinea

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