Experience Medicine Academy

(for ages 15 to 18)

Are you hoping to apply to medical school, or keen to pursue a career as a doctor?

On this course, you’ll learn all about the world of Medicine, gain real-life medical experience, and get an authentic taste of what studying medicine at university is really like.

Medical students doing a dissection

Key Facts

Location: University of Oxford campus
Ages: 15–18
Class size: Maximum 15 students
Fees: £6,995
Length: 2 weeks
Dates: 30th June-13th July, 14th-27th July, 28th July-10th August 2024
Awarded: Graduation Certificate & Letter of Recommendation

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What You’ll Learn

Tutor investigating a patient's xray

Our courses combine university-style teaching with practical challenges and engaging debates. Small classes and expert tutors help you dive deep into the world of medicine.

  • Explore the theory behind medicine and experience medical specialties from cardiology to respiratory medicine, from psychiatry to neurology and more
  • Master clinical skills such as how to administer injections, examine the retina, dissect a kidney and read X-rays
  • Meet real-life patients in our Mock Clinic Challenge, the highlight of the course for many of our students, where 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

 

“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!”

– Alisa, Tanzania, Experience Medicine Academy

Course Outline

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

Class 1: Discover Cardiology

On the first day, you’ll dive straight in to a key medical speciality – 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: Abdominal Medicine & Surgery

Find out how the body processes food, and how doctors can fix it – plus explore the kidneys’ role in keeping us alive, and study their 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: 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: Emergency Medicine & 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.

Class X

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

Please note this course outline may be subject to change.

Meet Our Tutors

Oxford Scholastica tutors are the best of the best. They are highly qualified subject experts from Oxford, Cambridge, and other leading academic institutions, who are on the cutting edge of research in their fields. Our tutors often stay with us for several years and become part of the family! Meet a small selection of them below.

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Tuscany Parkin

BA LLB (Rhodes), BCL (Oxon)

Tuscany graduated with the BCL Masters of Law from the University of Oxford, specialising in Jurisprudence, Competition Law and Comparative Contract Law. She is currently reading for the MPhil in Legal Philosophy (particularly the philosophy of contract law). Previously, she obtained her BA in English Literature and LLB Law with Honours from Rhodes University. She has extensive tutoring experience, and enjoys working with young people to discover their own areas of legal interest.

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Benjamin White

MChem (Hons)

Ben is currently completing his DPhil in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, having studied for his integrated Masters in Chemistry at the University of Bath. Ben researches the use of nanotechnology in cancer treatment, in order to improve chemotherapy. Ben has many years of tutoring experience, covering all STEM subjects. He has also served as a peer mentor and tutor for undergraduate students at the University of Bath and St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford.

Portrait of Oonagh Stewart, Oxford Summer School medical science tutor

Oonagh Ekereoboghene Stewart

BA (Oxon)

Oonagh holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Medical Sciences from the University of Oxford. Her specialist interests include understanding the genetic basis of sleep regulation; last year she conducted research at the Oxford Sleep and Circadian Institute and has since written a dissertation on her findings, presenting at a conference in Oxford. She is a keen tutor with a lot of experience, and enjoys sharing her passion for clinical medicine.

Beyond the Classroom

You’ll meet our inspirational Heroes, take part in a subject-related Challenge, engage in skills-building Masterclasses and graduate in style.

Tutor teaching in class

Heroes

What better way to learn about a career than to talk to someone who’s living it? Our Heroes programme invites you to meet an inspiring medical professional and:

  • Learn more about what a day in their life looks like
  • Understand the cutting edge aspects of their medical specialty, and hear their top career tips
  • Ask them any questions you may have about how to forge your own medical career

 

Students at the John Radcliffe Hospital

Challenge

You’ll put the skills you’ve learned on the course to the test in our Patient Challenge – a rare chance to get real clinical experience.

  • You’ll meet with real patients at the John Radcliffe Hospital (subject to availability) and ask them questions about their symptoms, practising your patient communication skills
  • Collaborating with your fellow students, you’ll assess their symptoms to diagnose the patients’ medical conditions
  • You’ll then present your findings back to your Tutor

 

Students at an Oxford Scholastica Masterclass

Masterclasses

Masterclasses are skills-based sessions, during which you’ll develop the skills and mindset you need for success, no matter which field you’re interested in going into.

  • Hone your debating and public speaking skills at the world-famous Oxford Union
  • Develop crucial leadership and communications skills
  • Enhance your chances of getting into your dream university and career in our University & Careers Masterclass

 

Student receiving graduation certificate

Graduation

At the end of your programme, you’ll receive a Graduation Certificate and Letter of Recommendation at Oxford University’s Said Business School or St Anne’s College.

  • Celebrate your achievements at our Graduation Ceremony
  • Parents and family members are warmly welcome to attend
  • Your Graduation Certificate and your tutor’s Letter of Recommendation are an excellent way to showcase your passion for the subject to university admissions officers

 

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What Happens Next

Our friendly team are on hand to help you through the process and to make it as simple as possible for you and your family.

(1) Application

Apply for your place here - we look for enthusiastic students who are keen to make the most of the opportunity.

(2) Deposit

In order to secure your spot there is a £995 deposit.

(3) Welcome Call

We'd love to speak with you - we're keen to get to know you in order to give you the most memorable summer!

(4) Pay the Balance

The balance of fees is due nearer the start of the programme. If you need a visa invitation letter, we can send this.

(5) Meet Fellow Students

Meet your fellow coursemates using our online community so you can make friends before starting.

(6) Optional Reading

Our tutors have curated a suggested reading list for you, including articles and videos and podcasts.

(7) Final Preparation

We'll ask you to fill in an important form including things like your dietary and health requirements.

(8) Travel Plans

If you're flying into the UK, we'll let you know how to book our airport transfers.

(9) Arrival!

You can arrive any time on the Sunday between 12pm and 5pm. There will be icebreaker games and a BBQ dinner.

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Experience Medicine Academy Dates & Price

Length Start Date End Date Price Next Step
Two Weeks 30th June 2024 13th July 2024

£6,995

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Two Weeks 14th July 2024 27th July 2024

£6,995

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Two Weeks 28th July 2024 10th August 2024

£6,995

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Four Weeks 30th June 2024 27th July 2024

£13,690

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Four Weeks 14th July 2024 10th August 2024

£13,690

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