Young Doctors Summer School (In-Person)

Doctor holding a balloon (illustrating the Young Doctors Summer School)The human body is a marvel of complexity, and when something goes wrong it can be hard to discover what the problem really is, and even harder to know what to do next. A doctor must be part scientist and part detective, and must also be kind and thoughtful enough to inspire the patient’s trust and confidence.

If you are aged 11-14 and would like to learn more about this fascinating world and try your hand at solving medical puzzles for yourself, then the Young Doctors Summer School is for you!

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. As well as seminars on what can go wrong with the heart, brain or lungs, students will take part in case study scenarios, where they take the role of practitioners and consultants – diagnosing and then recommending treatment options as part of a team.

For 2024 we will offer a two-day course, covering some of the most important aspects of medical study, including how to communicate effectively with patients and take a medical history.

See a more detailed outline for the course.

Taught by charismatic and inspiring medical students (see our tutors page), this course is ideal for young people who would like to get a real taste of what medical school might be like. It offers a great insight into life as a junior doctor, and whether a career in medicine might be something that they would enjoy.

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

‘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.’

‘This Young Doctors course is really informative and engaging. It was really helpful to do as someone thinking about pursuing medicine. You learn so many aspects of being a doctor and you are taught by someone studying medicine themselves. Highly recommended.’

‘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 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.’

Practical Details

This is the in-person version of this course, for the online option please see here.

The Young Doctors Summer School is open to students aged 11 – 14 and will take place on the 1st – 2nd August 2024.

The in-person course is two days in length, and teaching hours on each day will run from 10.30am till 4.30pm, with a lunch break from twelve thirty till one thirty (parental supervision required, or a permission slip for students to leave the building unaccompanied).

The venue will be Woburn House, Bloomsbury, Central London – see more details here. Please note that this event is non-residential, and accommodation must be arranged independently if required.

The cost for this course is £225, 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 [email protected].

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.