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Develop your academic understanding through tuition and guided research
Getting into medical school is a highly competitive process; it is not unusual even for the best candidates to be rejected by multiple universities. Much of the advice available on medical school admissions is unreliable and contradictory. Throughout the course, Oxford Royale Academy’s expert tutors can help you get set on the right path to maximise your chances of succeeding and becoming a doctor. The course will enhance your ability to think critically and conduct independent research into a topic – traits that are invaluable to modern medical practitioners – and will provide an introduction to the theory and practice of medicine. The Medicine Gap Year Course is therefore an ideal opportunity for students on a gap year looking to use a considerable portion of their year to enhance their future possibilities in the field of Medicine.
Whether you are thinking of studying Medicine as an undergraduate degree or as a graduate course, this course is designed to set you on the right path to achieving your ambitions, developing skills and knowledge in fundamental areas of medicine. Students have the opportunity to discuss new and cutting-edge ideas in the field which they might not otherwise encounter. They also develop a thoughtful and creative approach to thinking about medical problems and contemporary issues.
The Medicine Gap Year Course helps students develop wider skills essential to the successful study and practice of medicine, including patient communication, ethical considerations, conducting a patient examination and other practical skills.
Eligibility & Pre-requisites
At the end of the course, students will:
About the Gap Year Programme
This course is part of the Gap Year Programme, residential in Yarnton Manor, near Oxford.
Students increasingly welcome some time to decide on their next steps before starting university or entering the workplace. They may choose to take up to a year off to travel, volunteer and explore new horizons. This is also known as a gap year. Those experiences undoubtedly provide valuable opportunities to acquire life skills. However, universities and employers also appreciate evidence of constructive academic development during a gap year.
Our 10 week Gap Year Programme enables students to achieve both. Our academic focus strengthens their profile for future university applications or career.
Teaching Faculty & Campus Life
At Oxford Royale Academy we are committed to providing our students with the most qualified and high-calibre teaching faculty available. All Oxford Royale Academy teachers are passionate about their subjects, and are looking forward to passing their knowledge on to their students this summer!
The International Study Centre is based in Yarnton Manor, a beautiful and historic building that dates back to 1611. Students enjoy the privilege of living and studying in an elegant and peaceful setting while retaining easy access to the centre of Oxford, which is only 15 minutes away.
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Oxford Royale Academy is a part of Oxford Programs Limited, UK company number 6045196. The company contracts with institutions including Oxford University for the use of their facilities and also contracts with tutors from those institutions but does not operate under the aegis of Oxford University.