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Oxford Summer School 2018

Introduction to Medicine Ages 13-15

Oxford Summer School 2018

A two-week medicine summer course residential in the University of Oxford. Designed to introduce students to the practical and theoretical sides of medicine.

Oxford Royale also offers a Medical School Preparation Programme for ages 16-18

2 weeks | Available July-August 2018

  • Live, dine and study in colleges of the University of Oxford
  • Expert tutoring from ORA's medicine faculty
  • Talks and debates with world-class guest speakers
  • A truly international environment - over 130 nationalities in 2017
  • Inspirational cultural programme, including excursions to historic UK locations

Course Summary

This two-week course from Oxford Royale Summer Schools will introduce students to the exciting discipline of Medicine.

With guidance from Oxford Royale Summer Schools’s expert teachers, participants will engage in theoretical study of human anatomy and associated topics, alongside interactive skills sessions to help them develop key competencies for their future studies, such as presentation and interpersonal skills. The key aims of the Introduction to Medicine course are to provide students with an early insight into life as a doctor, and to give them a head start in the knowledge required to get there.

Where could the Introduction to Medicine summer course lead you?

Why choose Introduction to Medicine for 13-15 years?

This course introduces 13-15 year old students to the study of human anatomy and associated theoretical topics. It incorporates a significant practical element, giving students the opportunity to learn the basics of medical procedures and how to use medical equipment in interactive workshops. Through both practical and theoretical exposure to the challenging and exciting world of studying medicine, students will get the chance to assess whether they would be suited to a medical career in the future. They will benefit from the expertise of our teaching faculty, as all teachers on this course will be qualified doctors or current students of Medicine.

How will Introduction to Medicine help me?

Your attendance on the Introduction to Medicine course gives you another educational experience to talk about when you come to apply for university, showing admissions tutors that you’re self-motivated and enthusiastic about learning. As well as the specific practical and technical skills you’ll learn on this course, you’ll also develop transferable skills that can be used at school, university and beyond. This includes working in a team with other students, communicating effectively and thinking spatially.

Is this course for me?

If you are considering a career as a medical practitioner, and would like to know more about the field and how best to pursue it, then this course is for you.

Topics covered

  • An insight into what a career in medicine involves
  • Practical, hands-on skills, such as cannulation, injection, and testing reflexes
  • Laboratory skills

What will you get out of the Introduction to Medicine course?

By the end of this course, students will have learned the basics of anatomy and the science behind medicine, developed new skills in practical skills workshops, considered and made plans for their future career paths, and gained a head start on the road to medical school.

Welcome to the City of Oxford - your home this summer

ORA Experience

Oxford is a city like no other, combining startlingly beautiful architecture with a buzzing, modern city centre, with superb shopping, restaurants, cafés and more. With the colleges of Oxford University at its heart, some almost 800 years old, it is a city steeped in history and academia.

Students on Oxford Royale's Oxford summer courses will have the chance to live, dine and study in this stunning city, exploring all of its major sites and discovering its hidden secrets. Through both organised trips to key landmarks and free time in the evenings, students will become acquainted with all that Oxford has to offer.

As students walk the cobbled streets and gaze up at the spires, gargoyles and honey-coloured stone buildings, they will be walking in the footsteps of some of the most influential figures in history, including prime ministers, presidents, Nobel prize-winning scientists, authors and more.

Why study in Oxford?
Why study in Oxford?
Why study in Oxford?

Useful information for students & parents


Students will be accommodated in comfortable single or twin rooms depending on their allocated college (please contact our registrations team if you would like more information on this). Twin rooms are strictly shared by students of the same gender, and males/females are separated by corridor and/or staircase. Accommodation is the standard for undergraduates studying at the university, so students are able to get a taste of what being an Oxford student might be like. Bathrooms are typically shared between students of the same gender, however in some cases en-suite facilities are available.

Pastoral care & student welfare

The programme is overseen by the Programme Director, who implements the day-to-day running of the programme. The Director is assisted by a team of Counsellors who very often are current members of the University of Oxford or University of Cambridge. The Counsellors ensure that students are looked after pastorally, culturally and socially during their programme. Students are able to talk informally and frankly to the Counsellors in order to raise concerns or to discuss their course. Each campus has members of staff who are residential throughout the programme and are able to assist students at any time of the day or night.

Eligibility & pre-requisites

Students on this course:

  • Must conform to our age policy.
  • Must be fluent or near-fluent English language speakers – if you are unsure whether your English level is suitable for this programme, please contact our Registrations Team on and they will be able to assist you.
  • Must be able to fulfil the basic requirements of the programme, in terms of attendance at lessons, meals and events. Please contact our Registrations Team for more detailed information.

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Introduction to Medicine for Ages 13-15 is residential in the following locations:

(If your course takes place in more than one campus in the same city and you would like to know more about which location you will be allocated, please call our registrations team)

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