Medicine Summer School (In-Person)

The decision to study medicine is, perhaps more than any other degree course, one that will profoundly shape the rest of your life. To take that step you need to be completely confident that it’s the right choice for you, and you also need to be able to demonstrate that confidence to others. Academic ability is important, but for most medical roles character, judgement, and people skills also play a huge part. 

Attending the Medicine Summer School will help you to make an informed decision about your future, build your confidence, and develop valuable academic and personal skills.

Students will have the opportunity to look at a broad variety of core medical topics, from cardiology to paediatric care, with a focus on clinical engagement at every turn. We will use detailed case studies to consolidate knowledge – after an initial seminar, and working together with peers, students will be presented with information about a patient’s primary symptoms and asked to consider their next steps. They may choose to take a more detailed history, conduct an examination, or order further tests. To conclude they will be asked to present their findings, including their treatment recommendations, to their fellow medics, and to communicate their diagnosis and treatment plan to the patient.

Topics for 2024 will include:

Cardiology * Radiology & Medical Imaging * Neurology * Haematology * Suturing * Pulmonary Systems * Psychiatric Medicine * Oncology * Paediatric Medicine * Emergency Medicine * Dealing with Patients and Interpersonal Skills

See a more detailed outline for this course.

Medical degrees have long recognised the importance of student doctors considering the wider ethical and societal context of their work. The Summer School incorporates these debates and discussions at every stage of the course, leaving students well equipped to deal with medical ethics questions at interview and in professional life.

The tutors for this course are medical students in the latter years of training who are selected for their exceptional communication skills and outstanding academic record. They are willing to speak honestly about the rewards and the challenges of medical school and give students a real insight into what lies ahead and how best to prepare themselves. You can see our tutors page for some example profiles.

For full practical and booking details please scroll down past the reviews.

Medical students talking outside a hospitalThe decision to study medicine is, perhaps more than any other degree course, one that will profoundly shape the rest of your life. To take that step you need to be completely confident that it’s the right choice for you, and you also need to be able to demonstrate that confidence to others. Academic ability is important, but for most medical roles character, judgement, and people skills also play a huge part. 

Attending the Medicine Summer School will help you to make an informed decision about your future, build your confidence, and develop valuable academic and personal skills.

Students will have the opportunity to look at a broad variety of core medical topics, from cardiology to paediatric care, with a focus on clinical engagement at every turn. We will use detailed case studies to consolidate knowledge – after an initial seminar, and working together with peers, students will be presented with information about a patient’s primary symptoms and asked to consider their next steps. They may choose to take a more detailed history, conduct an examination, or order further tests. To conclude they will be asked to present their findings, including their treatment recommendations, to their fellow medics, and to communicate their diagnosis and treatment plan to the patient.

Topics for 2024 will include:

Cardiology * Radiology & Medical Imaging * Neurology * Haematology * Suturing * Pulmonary Systems * Psychiatric Medicine * Oncology * Paediatric Medicine * Emergency Medicine * Dealing with Patients and Interpersonal Skills

See a more detailed outline for this course.

Medical degrees have long recognised the importance of student doctors considering the wider ethical and societal context of their work. The Summer School incorporates these debates and discussions at every stage of the course, leaving students well equipped to deal with medical ethics questions at interview and in professional life.

The tutors for this course are medical students in the latter years of training who are selected for their exceptional communication skills and outstanding academic record. They are willing to speak honestly about the rewards and the challenges of medical school and give students a real insight into what lies ahead and how best to prepare themselves. You can see our tutors page for some example profiles.

For full practical and booking details please scroll down past the reviews.

‘I completely recommend this course! Whether you are totally convinced Medicine is for you, or if you just want a taster to see if it’s right, this course is perfect! The tutors are passionate and highly knowledgeable, and teach a great course covering a wide range of topics! Absolutely ten out of ten on all aspects – go and do it!’

‘Debate Chamber’s Medicine Summer School was great! I learnt in great detail about medical topics such as oncology, paediatrics and epidemiology. Suturing bananas was a highlight for me and I would thoroughly recommend the course for a anyone considering medicine as a career. It was great to meet others in my position from around the country who shared a common goal. Most of all it was great fun!’

‘The Medicine course is amazing! It was such a privilege to attend and I had such a great time, the people were all so lovely and supporting, the tutor was wonderful and I learnt so much! I thoroughly recommend this course for anyone considering medicine, or anybody who just wishes to learn more!’

Practical Details

Please note, this is the in-person version of the Medicine Summer School – see here for the online event.

The in-person Medicine Summer School is open to students aged 15 – 18. The course is five days in length, and will take place on the 29th July – 2nd August (waiting list), and repeated on the 5th – 9th August (limited availability).

Teaching hours on each day will run from 10.30am till 4.30pm with a lunch break, and the venue will be Woburn House, Bloomsbury, Central London – see more location details. Please note that this event is non-residential, and accommodation must be arranged independently if required..

The cost for this five-day course is £745, and you can reserve your place with a 25% non-refundable deposit (up to the end of the deposit period). The remainder of the payment is due eight weeks in advance of the course start date. Please see here for full booking terms and conditions.

If you have any questions, simply call us on 0800 810 1058 or email us at [email protected].

We offer a limited number of full and partial bursaries (of up to 90% of fees) to students who could not otherwise afford to attend. If you would like to apply for a bursary then please complete your bursary application here.