Medicine Summer School

Medical student smiling at the camera during class at the universityThe Medicine Summer School offers a fun and interactive introduction to the world of medicine, which allows students to learn the theory and also to begin to develop the practical skills involved in being a doctor. We will use detailed case studies to consolidate knowledge at each stage. Groups of students will be presented with information about a patient’s primary symptoms, teams will then order their tests, draw conclusions from these tests and present their findings, including their differential diagnosis, prognosis and treatment recommendations to their fellow ‘consultants’.

Medical schools have long recognised the importance of student doctors considering the role of medical professionals in a wider ethical and societal context. The Debate Chamber Medicine 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 course allows students to build on knowledge from the GCSE and AS/A level biology syllabus and apply that knowledge in medical contexts. The course is open to students who have not yet started their AS/A level but students will need to be confident in grasping and applying a reasonably substantial quantity of new anatomical information. In many ways this is a similar burden as that faced by new medical undergraduates, so it should not deter keen prospective medics, but is something to keep in mind when considering whether this course is for you.

For 2019 the Medicine Summer School will be split into five parts, each of which will cover different areas of medical practice. Although each part complements the others, they can also be approached as stand alone events, so students can attend either one part only, two parts, three parts, four parts or all five.

Part 1 will include Dealing with Patients, Radiology, Haematology, Cardiology, Trauma and Suturing, and will take place 13th-14th July. You can see a full schedule for this course here.

Part 2 will include Neurology, The Respiratory System and Psychiatryand will take place 27th-28th July. You can see a full schedule for this course here.

Part 3 will include Emergency Medicine, Oncology and Gastroenterology, and will take place 10th-11th August. You can see a full schedule for this course here.

Part 4 will include Obstetrics, Paediatrics and Childhood Development, and will take place 17th-18th AugustYou can see a full schedule for this course here.

Part 5 will include Tropical Medicine, Immunology and Surgical Skills, and will take place 24th-25th AugustYou can see a full schedule for this course here.

Practical Details

The Medicine Summer School is open to students aged 15 – 18. The venue for this course is the University of London, Bloomsbury Campus, Central London – you can see more venue and travel details here.

Part 1 (Dealing with Patients, Radiology, Haematology, Cardiology, Trauma and Suturing) will take place 13th-14th July 2019.

Part 2 (Neurology, The Respiratory System and Psychiatry) will take place 27th-28th July 2019.

Part 3 (Emergency Medicine, Oncology and Gastroenterology) will take place 10th-11th August 2019.

Part 4 (Obstetrics, Paediatrics and Childhood Development) will take place 17th-18th August 2019

Part 5 (Tropical Medicine, Immunology and Surgical Skills) will take place 24th-25th August 2019.

To attend any one part of the Medicine Summer School the cost is £195, to attend any two parts the cost is £375, to attend any three parts the cost is £540, to attend any four parts of the Summer School is £700, to attend all five parts the cost is £850. Please note that accommodation is not included, and must be arranged independently if required.

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 Medicine Summer School, or if you have any further questions, simply call on 0845 519 4827, email, or book online 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.

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