Medicine Weekend

The Debate Chamber Medicine Weekend provides students aged 15-18 with an exciting hands-on introduction to the world of medicine, offering a valuable insight into the reality of becoming a doctor. Led by a team of expert tutors, the Medicine Weekend will cover a range of topics including patient histories, radiology, haematology and cardiology. Students will also learn how to suture or stitch a wound and will have the opportunity to practice their skills using authentic suture kits.

A combination of lectures, role-play activities, group discussions and practical exercises will ensure that students have plenty of opportunity to benefit from the expertise of their tutor, and apply their knowledge in a friendly and inclusive setting. Small class sizes of between 14-16 students will allow for each session to be tailored to the individual interests and needs of the students.

This course is particularly relevant to students who are considering applying for Medicine at university, or who are interested in related disciplines such as Biology, Psychology or Chemistry. This style of learning is excellent preparation for university, and should provide students with a real sense of what it is like to study as an undergraduate.

Please note that this course covers the same material as the Medicine Summer School – Part 1, so students should not register for both events.

‘I had a really enjoyable weekend at Debate Chamber. I felt the topics covered were very interesting and it gave me a useful insight into what it would be like training to work in medicine.’

‘The Medicine Weekend was definitely instrumental in my decision to study medicine in the future. The tutors were extremely approachable and were able to provide invaluable advice by drawing on their own experiences. The other students were friendly and shared the same enthusiasm, meaning we covered a large range of topics in considerable depth. I would definitely recommend that you attend this course whether you are already decided on studying medicine or still unsure, like I was.’

‘The Medicine Weekend allowed me to get an insight into the various areas of medicine that I could go into, to meet other like minded people who were also interested in medicine and to ask people who were currently studying medicine all the questions that I had about university and medicine in general. Overall it was a great experience that just made me want to study medicine even more!’

‘A really good opportunity to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy. This weekend has really helped me understand more about what it means to do medicine.’

Practical Details

The Medicine Weekend is open to students aged 15 – 18, and will take place on the 24th-25th February.

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

The cost of the Medicine Weekend is £195 per student. 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 Medicine Weekend, or if you have any further questions, simply call on 0845 519 4827, email, or book online.