Oxford Medicine Summer School

Your future in medicine starts here. Join our Medicine Summer School in Oxford, or online, to experience what studying medicine is like, and develop the confidence and knowledge to put you ahead of the curve – in preparation for university and beyond.

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Get excited about medicine

Curious to explore the medicine field and see what it’s like to be a doctor? Our medicine summer programmes for high school students take place in Oxford. 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 tutors.

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.

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Be inspired

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.

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Prepare for your Future

You’ll explore medical specialties ranging from anatomy to cardiology to surgery and more. Above all, you’ll leave this experience with the knowledge and confidence to make the right decision about your future education and career.

Browse our Oxford Summer Medicine Courses

Our medicine summer programmes are two weeks long and are held on the 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.

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In Oxford | 12-14 Year Olds

Discover Medicine

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

Experience Medicine

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.

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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 the city of Oxford’s spirit of excellence with the very best in future-focused learning.

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Online Courses | 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


Online Courses | 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


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Online psychology course

Online Courses | 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


Online Internships | 15-18 Year Olds

Medicine Internships

If you’re interested in studying Medicine or becoming a doctor, an academic research Internship with Oxford Scholastica is the perfect way to get the work experience you need.

Guided by your Mentor, an academic researcher, you’ll collaborate with interns from around the globe. You’ll co-author a research paper on a cutting edge medical topic for publication in an academic journal.

You’ll conclude the internship having gained hard-to-find medical work experience, as well as a Letter of Recommendation.

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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 Scholastica Experience

You’ll be taught medicine in the city of Oxford, home of pioneering medical discoveries such as the COVID-19 vaccine.

Medicine Summer School Testimonials

Definitely the best two weeks I’ve ever had. The online Medicine course allowed me to have a psychiatric consultation with a real patient which was extremely fun and a brand new experience for me!


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Jordan, Medicine

The Medicine course was absolutely splendid! I was able to see what life as a medical student feels like and got to meet people from all over the world. Oxford Scholastica is seriously amazing.


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Brazil, Medicine

It was a great way for me to learn more about the field that I am passionate about. The medical course was so informative and one of the best experiences. I even got to evaluate a real patient!


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Tanzania, Medicine

What You’ll Get From Our Medicine Courses

Whether you’re interested in exploring more about your subject, or are keen to pursue a medicine-related course at university, this Oxford summer school is for you. In our medicine summer camp, we’ll:

  • 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

Get an Authentic University Experience

We believe that learning should be interactive and fun, and this belief fuels our approach to teaching. As a student on one of our Oxford summer courses you’ll:

College-style teaching

You’ll learn in small, dynamic classes just as you would be at top UK universities. You’ll be taught by our first-class teaching faculty thereby ensuring you have the very best medicine summer school experience.

University-style independence

You’ll have the opportunity to study, socialise 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.

Real-world skills

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.

Reserve Your Spot

Ready for a life-changing educational experience? Apply in minutes and reserve a spot for Oxford’s #1 rated summer school and online programmes.