Young Doctors Summer School

Portrait of a friendly female doctor isolated on whiteThe Young Doctors Summer School offers an introduction to the world of medicine for younger students. Each part of the Summer School is structured so that more academic sessions are interspersed with fun and enjoyable activities which are designed to test and apply the theoretical knowledge gained. Students will take part in practical activities, like learning how to suture a wound and in role play and case study scenarios, where they take the role of practitioners and consultants – diagnosing and recommending treatment options. There will also be experiments, group work and quizzes on each day.

For 2017 the Summer School will be split into two parts –

Part 1 will cover Dealing with Patients, Haematology, Radiology, Cardiology and Suturing and will take place 29th – 30th July (and repeated 12th – 13th August) 2017.

You can see a schedule for Part 1 here.

Part 2 will cover Neurology, Medical Ethics, Psychiatry and Paediatrics and will take place 5th – 6th August (and repeated 26th – 27th August) 2017.

You can see a schedule for Part 2 here.

Please note that students can attend either one or both parts of the Summer School, and that there is no requirement to have attended Part 1 in order to attend Part 2. The courses complement one another, but may also be treated as independent events.

‘This is a really great course with amazing teaching – I learnt so much and it really helped me decide that I wanted to do medicine.’

‘Really enjoyable, the tutors were really insightful and great at helping and answering questions. The practicals were really good fun and allowed you to trial some of the techniques you had learnt. I would strongly recommend the course.’

‘I absolutely loved it, I learnt so much and would recommend it and has pushed me to become a paediatrician even more.’

‘I really enjoyed this course. It taught me a lot about the anatomy about the human body. The teachers were really helpful & inspirational. I would strongly recommend it to anyone interested in medicine as a career for the future.’

‘It’s really useful and you learn so much. I’ve made new friends and taken note of all the new things I’ve learnt. I’d definitely recommend it.’

Practical Details

The Young Doctors Summer School is open to students aged 11 – 14. Part 1 of the course will take place 29th-30th July (and repeated 12th-13th August) and Part 2 will take place 5th-6th August (and repeated 26th-27th August).

The venue for this course is Student Central, University of London, Bloomsbury Campus, Central London – you can see more venue and travel details here.

The cost of each two-day Part of the Young Doctors Summer School is £185 per student, or attend both Parts for £350. Please note that accommodation is not included, and must be arranged independently if required. Bookings for any event may be made by individual students or parents or through the school.

Partial fees bursaries are available for students who would otherwise face financial barriers to attending the course – please see here for details.

To book a place or places at the Young Doctors Summer School, or if you have any further questions, simply call on 0845 519 4827, email info@debatechamber.com, or use the form below.

Booking Form

Debate Chamber offers a limited number of full and partial bursaries to students who could not otherwise afford to attend. If you are applying for a bursary please do not complete this form, but instead complete the ‘Bursary Application Form’ here.

Please note that we have been experiencing some issues with sending our booking confirmations to hotmail accounts. If possible, please use a non-hotmail address or if you do enter a hotmail address please do check your spam folder for the booking confirmation.
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