Location: University of Oxford

Organizer: Oxford Royal Academy

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


Course Summary

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

With guidance from Oxford Royale Academy’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.



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.

Admission Requirements

Students on this course:

  • Must conform to our age policy.
  • Must be fluent or near-fluent English language speakers
  • Must be able to fulfil the basic requirements of the programme, in terms of attendance at lessons, meals and events.

Available departures

Unfortunately, no places are available on this program at the moment

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