Young Doctors Summer School

Portrait of a friendly female doctor isolated on whiteThe Young Doctors Summer School offers an introduction to the world of medicine for younger students. Each part of 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. Students will take part in practical activities, like learning how to suture a wound and in role play and case study scenarios, where they take the role of practitioners and consultants – diagnosing and recommending treatment options. There will also be experiments, group work and quizzes on each day.

For 2020 the Summer School will be split into two parts –

Part 1 will cover Dealing with Patients, Haematology, Radiology, Cardiology and Suturing.

A full schedule for this course can be seen here.

Part 2 will cover Neurology, Medical Ethics and Psychiatry.

A full schedule for this course can be seen here.

Please note that students can attend either one or both parts of the Summer School, and that there is no requirement to have attended Part 1 in order to attend Part 2. The courses complement one another, but may also be treated as independent events.

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.’

‘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

The Young Doctors Summer School is open to students aged 11 – 14.

Part 1 (Dealing with Patients, Radiology, Haematology, Cardiology, Trauma and Suturing) will take place 11th – 12th July (and repeated 1st – 2nd August).

Part 2 (Neurology, The Respiratory System and Psychiatry) will take place 25th – 26th July (and repeated 8th – 9th August).

Teaching hours on each day run from 10.30am till 4.30pm, with a lunch break.

The venue for this course is Student Central, University of London, Bloomsbury Campus, Central London – you can see more venue and travel details herePlease note that accommodation is not included, and must be arranged independently if required. 

The cost of each two-day Part of the Young Doctors Summer School is £190 per student, or attend both Parts for £360. To reserve your place you will need to pay a 25% non-refundable deposit, with the balance of the payment due eight weeks in advance of the course start date.

Please note that we will have a number of partial (up to 90%) fees bursaries available for students who would otherwise have financial difficulty in attending – see more details here.

Please note that booking for the in-person version of this course is currently suspended while we work out the details of classroom social distancing – once we have precise information on capacity then we will reopen booking for any remaining places.

We will also be introducing an adapted online version of the course and more details on that will be available soon.

If you are interested in this course, either in person or online you can click on the ‘Express Your Interest’ button below and let us know that you would like to hear about any news or updates related to this event.

If there is anything else which we can do to help, please call us on 0800 810 1058 or email

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.