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 treatment recommendations, to their fellow medics.

Medical schools have long recognised the importance of student doctors considering the role of medical professionals in a wider ethical and societal context. The 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.

For 2023 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 any combination of events.

Part 1 will include Dealing with Patients, Haematology, and Cardiology.

Part 2 will include Neurology, Psychiatry, and Medical Ethics.

Part 3 will include Emergency Medicine, Public Health, and Professional Life.

Part 4 will include Obstetrics and Paediatric Medicine.

Part 5 will include Oncology, Immunology and the Pulmonary System.

The course allows students to build on knowledge from the GCSE and A level biology syllabus and apply that knowledge in medical contexts. The course is open to students who have not yet started 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.

Each group will have a maximum of twelve students, which allows for plenty of interaction and discussion with tutors and peers.

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

The 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.

For 2023 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 any combination of events.

Part 1 will include Dealing with Patients, Haematology, and Cardiology.

Part 2 will include Neurology, Psychiatry, and Medical Ethics.

Part 3 will include Emergency Medicine, Public Health, and Professional Life.

Part 4 will include Obstetrics and Paediatric Medicine.

Part 5 will include Oncology, Immunology and the Pulmonary System.

The course allows students to build on knowledge from the GCSE and A level biology syllabus and apply that knowledge in medical contexts. The course is open to students who have not yet started 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.

Each group will have a maximum of twelve students, which allows for plenty of interaction and discussion with tutors and peers.

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!’

 

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Practical Details

The Medicine Summer School is open to students aged 15 – 18. Dates for Summer 2023 will be as follows:

Part 1 (Dealing with Patients, Haematology, and Cardiology) will take place on the 15th – 16th July.

Part 2 (Neurology, Psychiatry, and Medical Ethics) will take place on the 22nd – 23rd July.

Part 3 (Emergency Medicine, Public Health, and Professional Life) will take place on the 5th – 6th August.

Part 4 (Obstetrics and Paediatric Medicine) will take place on the 12th – 13th August.

Part 5 (Oncology, Immunology and the Pulmonary System) will take place on the 15th – 16th August.

Each Part of the online course is two days in length, and teaching hours on each day will run from 10.00am till 3.30pm, with a lunch break.

These are live online events, with small seminar groups offering fully interactive classroom discussion and debate. The events will not be recorded, so it is essential that you are able to attend during the course hours, and that you have a reliable audio and video internet connection.

The cost for any single Part of this course is £195, and you can reserve your place with a 25% non-refundable deposit. 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 info@debatechamber.com.

We offer a limited number of full and partial bursaries (of up to 80% 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.