Get excited about medicine
Curious to explore the medicine field and see what it’s like to be a doctor? Our Oxford medicine summer programmes for high school students take place on the historic campus of Oxford University. You’ll gain the insights and hands-on experience you need if you’re thinking about pursuing this competitive subject at university and beyond.
Learn from world-class medicine tutors
You’ll feel challenged and inspired as your expert tutor guides you through the course, and you’ll make friends with other ambitious high school students from around the world as you explore fascinating topics together.
Our Oxford medicine summer programmes show you what it’s really like to study medicine and become a doctor. You’ll meet real-life patients, debate medical ethics, and gain hands-on experience, from how to use a stethoscope to doctor-patient communication skills.
Get the Oxford experience
You’ll explore medical specialties ranging from anatomy to cardiology to surgery and more. Above all, you’ll leave this Oxford experience with the knowledge and confidence to make the right decision about your future education and career.
Browse our Oxford Summer Medicine Courses
Our Oxford medicine summer programmes are two weeks long and are held on the world famous Oxford University campus. Whether you’ve studied aspects of the subject before, or are totally new to it, our Medicine Summer School offers a perfect course to suit your needs.
In Oxford | 12-14 Year Olds
If you’re interested in health care and helping people, this summer medicine course is for you. Alongside theory, you’ll look at X-rays, discuss real clinical cases, and learn about recent and future advances in medical techniques and research.
In Oxford | 15-18 Year Olds
Curious to explore the field of medicine and see what it’s like to be a doctor? This Oxford medicine summer programme is designed to give students a deeper understanding of different specialties and medical ethics. You’ll also get hands-on experience with both clinical tasks and doctor-patient communication skills.
In Oxford | 15-18 Year Olds
Experience Psychology & Neuroscience
Fascinated by the human mind, thought and behaviour? If you’re thinking of studying psychology, this Oxford psychology summer programme will give you a great head start. You’ll learn how to define and measure personality, explore the connection between language and thought, and start to better understand social psychology and human interaction. You’ll also learn practical research skills.
Browse our Online Medicine Courses
Drawing on the Oxford Scholastica Academy’s years of experience of running world-class summer schools, our online medicine courses combine Oxford’s spirit of excellence with the very best in future-focused learning.
Live Online | 12-14 Year Olds
If you’re aged 12-14 and have an interest in Medicine, this course is for you! You’ll learn about human anatomy, the systems of the body and common diseases. With your classmates and your tutor, you’ll discuss what makes a great doctor and how to talk sensitively to patients. Finally, you’ll get to meet some real patients, learn about their medical history and their symptoms, and try to diagnose their conditions.
In this online medical programme, you’ll learn about:
- Human Anatomy
- The Respiratory and Cardiovascular Systems
- Taking a Medical History
- Common Diseases and Symptoms
Live Online | 15-18 Year Olds
Are you keen to expand your knowledge of what medicine is really like and prepare for life as a potential medical student? Working individually and in small groups, you’ll learn about the practical and theoretical aspects of medicine, and the most important systems of the body. You’ll also get to meet a psychiatric patient, take their medical history, and attempt to diagnose their symptoms — an experience that will help you stand out on future medical school applications.
In this online medical programme, you’ll cover:
- Systems of the body, including the cardiovascular and respiratory systems
- The brain and the mind, including psychiatric disorders
- Medical ethics: is there a moral difference between withdrawing and withholding treatment?
- A personal research project, which you’ll present to your peers
Live Online | 15-18 Year Olds
Psychology & Neuroscience
Are you fascinated by the human mind, behaviour and relationships? Do you ask questions like, “What makes a person who they are?” This course will introduce you to key concepts, such as attachment theory, love, language and personality. You’ll also design and carry out a personal research experiment, write up your findings in a paper, and present to your peers.
In this online neuroscience programme, you’ll cover:
- Love and attachment
- Memory and intelligence
- Language and thought
- Imaging the brain
Students from up to 85 different nationalities chose to experience our medicine courses last year:
9 out of 10 said our medicine summer courses were one of the most memorable summers of their life
9 out of 10 said that our high school summer medicine courses gave them greater certainty about their future direction
94% of students said they had a greater certainty over their future academic and career choices
Why choose one of our Oxford Medicine summer school programmes?
The Best Courses
We’ve designed our high school summer medicine courses to stimulate, stretch and challenge you – regardless of your existing subject knowledge.
The Best People
Your medicine course will be taught by tutors that are current or former students and faculty of world-class institutions such as Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
Your Future Success
Our medicine summer school is designed to help you discover, experience and prepare for a successful future personally, academically and professionally.
Get the Oxford Experience
You’ll be taught medicine on the prestigious Oxford University campus, where many world-famous figures in the world of medicine began their own career journeys.
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What You’ll Get From Our Medicine Courses
- Show you what it’s like to study medicine at university, and the level of thinking required, thanks to tuition by our expert teaching faculty
- Help you decide whether a career in medicine is the right choice for you, and introduce you to the career options available with a medical degree through our fully accredited medicine course
- Give you an insider’s view of life as a doctor through our Hero sessions with real doctors
- Give you hands-on clinical experiences, such as learning how to read an X-ray, use a stethoscope and communicate effectively with a patient
- Take you to the local hospital here in Oxford so that you can see a real hospital at work and meet actual patients and doctors
- Invite you to take part in mock clinical challenges designed to replicate real-life medical situations
- Help you choose the right medicine degree for you, and show you how to prepare a strong application to medical school
- Give you the chance to build an international network of fellow students and join our community of Oxford Scholastica Academy alumni
- Enable you to graduate when you’ve successfully completed your medicine course – you’ll attend a formal Graduation Ceremony held at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School
Get an Authentic University Experience
You’ll learn in small, dynamic classes just as you would be at Oxford or Cambridge University. You’ll be taught by our first-class teaching faculty thereby ensuring you have the very best medicine summer school experience.
You’ll have the opportunity to study and socialise on the Oxford University campus, and take part in legendary activities such as punting. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and make friends with ambitious students like you from all over the world.
You’ll leave equipped with key skills for the future – like public speaking, how to prepare for your future career and how to bounce back from failure – thanks to our Masterclass programme.