Experience Medicine Academy

(for ages 15 to 18)

Are you thinking about studying Medicine? This course is your perfect introduction. Alongside fellow ambitious students from all over the world, you’ll gain invaluable hands-on experience and spend your summer on the famous Oxford University campus. You’ll learn theory and key clinical skills from expert tutors, gain an authentic understanding of what it’s like to study Medicine, and leave with the insights you need to get ahead in your future.
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Learn

Our courses combine Oxford-style teaching with practical challenges and debates. Small class sizes and expert tutors help you dive deep into your chosen subject area.

By joining our Experience Medicine Academy, you’ll get to:

  • Master clinical skills such as how to administer injections, examine the retina, dissect a kidney and read X-rays.
  • Explore the theory behind medicine and experience medical specialties from cardiology to respiratory medicine, from psychiatry to neurology and more.
  • Meet real-life patients in our Mock Clinic Challenge, the highlight of the course for many of our students, and you’ll learn how to interview and take a patient’s history.
  • Develop skills in high demand by universities and employers, such as public speaking, critical thinking and teamwork, via our Masterclasses.
  • Build your global professional network by meeting students from all over the world and joining our alumni community.
  • Attend our Graduation Ceremony at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, and get a Graduation Certificate and personalised Letter of Recommendation from your tutor.
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See

What better way to learn about a career than to talk to someone who’s living it? Our Heroes programme enables you to meet a successful young professional who has gone on to build a career in medicine. You’ll be able to:

  • Learn more about what a day in their life looks like
  • Understand more about the cutting edge aspects of the medical field that they work in, and hear their top career tips
  • Ask them your burning questions about their medical school experience and career path

Do

Challenges are one of the most exciting parts of our programme! Halfway through our Experience Medicine Academy, you’ll be given the chance to put your skills to the test during our Mock Clinic Challenge at the John Radcliffe Hospital. It’s certainly not the only practical activity you’ll do on your course – the course is full of opportunities to apply your skills – but for many of our students, it’s their highlight! You’ll get to:

  • Meet real patients with a variety of chronic medical conditions, and speak to them about their symptoms.
  • Apply what you’ve learned in your classes and, using your resourcefulness and knowledge, present a patient to the Doctor.
  • Discuss with the Doctor how the patient’s care can be improved – an invaluable opportunity to help you understand the responsibility that doctors have towards their patients.
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Course programme

Course Outline

During our Experience Medicine Academy, you’ll cover a range of challenging topics across nine classroom sessions.

Class 1: Discover Cardiology

Learn what keeps your heart beating, how to measure blood pressure and how to use a stethoscope.

Class 2: Explore Respiratory Medicine

Learn about the complexities of how and why we breathe, and discover how to examine the respiratory system.

Class 3: Learn about Abdominal Medicine and Surgery

Find out how the body processes food, and how doctors can fix it – plus explore the kidney’s role in keeping us alive, and study its anatomy by dissecting real organs.

Class 4: Learn Clinical Skills

Discover how to administer injections, examine the retina, work out doses of medicine, test the biochemistry of urine – and more.

Class 5: The Brain, Mind and Nervous System

Learn how we think, feel and move – and what can go wrong. Discover how to examine the entire nervous system.

Class 6: Explore Emergency Medicine and Trauma

Learn how to manage medical emergencies, including doing cardio-pulmonary resuscitations and reading X-rays.

Class 7: Debate Medical Ethics

Grapple with contemporary ethical dilemmas and debate the moral reasoning behind real patient scenarios.

Class 8: The Future of Medicine

What is the future of medicine? Research a developing topic in medical science and have the chance to present your findings to the rest of your class.

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Your final class is based on your tutor’s personal expertise in the field, focusing on cutting-edge research that they’re passionate about.

More information

Want to know more about attending our Experience Medicine Academy? Learn about what your schedule will look like, where you’ll stay, and some of the fun activities that will round out your academic experience.

Testimonials

Student testimonials

The Law course was challenging but extremely rewarding, as it assured me that it was the path I wanted to choose at university. The Oxford Scholastica community also leaves you with an excellent support network even after the programme. Overall, it was an amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone.

Lina

Finland, Law
Student testimonials

My two weeks at Oxford Scholastica were two of the best weeks of my life. It was an amazing experience and I made some great friends that I know I will stay in touch with for a very long time.

Abdul Rahman

UK, Medicine
Student testimonials

My son, Alexander, truly enjoyed his experience. He was academically and intellectually challenged while also making friends from around the world. We highly recommend this programme.

Richard

Parent of Alexander, USA, International Relations
Student testimonials

Two of my children have now attended this course. It gave them the confidence to surge ahead in life with a purpose and confidence that is so essential. One of the best decisions I made for my children and their futures is to have sent them to the Oxford Scholastica Academy. 

Mubasher

Parent of Fajar, Pakistan, Debate & Public Speaking
Student testimonials

This programme has truly been a valuable and memorable experience for me. Not only did I broaden my knowledge about Technology but I’ve also developed my self-management and communication.

Radhiyya

Indonesia, Technology
Student testimonials

For the second year in a row my daughter had an unforgettable summer break in the magical setting of Oxford! A fascinating course with an untold amount of fun things to do. Oxford Scholastica has undoubtedly been one of the best experiences my daughter has ever had.

Maria

Parent of Sofy, Italy, Psychology
Student testimonials

I attended the Oxford Scholastica Academy and I can genuinely say it was the best summer of my life. Not only were we exposed to different subjects and courses but also so many different cultures and people. I hope I can go back!

Prutha

India, Business
Student testimonials

I absolutely loved my Oxford Scholastica experience! I definitely recommend it to anyone who either knows what they’re doing and want better preparation, or even students who have no idea who they want to be when they grow up! I was both at some point and Oxford Scholastica filled that gap for me. Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity!

Salma

United Arab Emirates, Law
Student testimonials

Those two weeks at Oxford Scholastica were a really wonderful experience. I got the chance to explore what Law is really all about through this programme. Classes were very interesting and I loved how the tutor made the classes very interactive!

Ravi

Indonesia, Law

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