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Medicine Summer School

The course will focus on the key components required for successful entry to study Medicine; transferrable skills and Biology.

DATES: 7th – 22nd JULY 2018

In recent years more than 60 Abbey College Cambridge students have progressed to study Medicine at UK Universities. Our intensive two week Summer School is designed to prepare you to study on a Medical Degree at a UK University. You will benefit from our extensive experience of preparing successful medicine applicants.

The course will focus on the key components required for successful entry to study Medicine; transferrable skills and Biology.

Transferrable Skills, key components

  • Introduction to UK medical training and working as a Doctor in the UK
  • Medical school personal statement workshop
  • Basic first aid
  • Team building, leadership and problem solving workshops
  • Medical ethics
  • Presentation skills workshop
  • Medical school interview practice

Biology, key components

  • Introduction to key topics including anatomy, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, nutrition, pathology, pharmacology and physiology
  • Dissections
  • Basic clinical skills such as suturing
  • Introduction to case based and problem based learning
  • Introduction to systems based learning

In addition to taught sessions the course will include medical school visits, lectures from medical professionals, introduction to and practice for UKCAT and BMAT Tests, and Q&A sessions with former Abbey students who are now working as doctors. Students receive a certificate of graduation which can be presented to medical schools to support a future application

Date Times Main Activity
Monday Week 1 12:30 – 13:40                                           13:55 – 15:05                                             15:20 – 16:30 Introduction                                               The NHS                                                   The Heart
Tuesday Week 1 09:15 – 11:50                                           12:30 – 13:40                                          13:55 – 16: 30 Personal Statement Workshop    Presentation Skills Workshop                  The Heart (Part 2)
Wednesday Week 1 All Day Trip to St George’s University of London
Thursday Week 1 09:15 – 11:50                                           12:30 – 13:40                                          13:55 – 16: 30 Diseases of the Heart                                 Team Building, Leadership and Problem Solving Activities
Friday Week 1 09:15 – 11:50                                           12:30 – 13:40                                          13:55 – 16: 30 Medical Ethics Workshop and Debate                                                         The Kidney (Part 1)                             Individual Presentations
Monday Week 2 09:15 – 11:50                                           12:30 – 13:40                                          13:55 – 16: 30 The Kidney (Part 2)                        Interview Workshop                                 Mock Interviews
 Tuesday Week 2 09:15 – 10:45                                           10:45 – 11:50                                          12:30 – 15:05                                         15:20 – 16:30 Guest Speaker                                              Basic First Aid                                           UKCAT                                                     BMAT
 Wednesday Week 2  All Day Trip tp University College London and The Wellcome Trust
 Thursday Week 2 09:15 – 10:20                                           10:45 – 11:50                                         12:30 – 13:40                                         13:55 – 15:05                                          15:20 – 16: 30

Day in the life of a junior – Dr Mohamed Elkawafi.                                                      How to get into medical school – Dr Mohammed Elkawafi

Diseases of the kidney                               The Lungs (Part 1)                              Clinical Skills (Dr Mohamed Elkawafi)

 

Friday Week 2 09:15 – 11:50                                               10:45 – 11:50                                            12:30 – 15:05                                              15:20 – 16:30 Mock Interviews                                     The Lungs (Part 2)                               Group Presentations                               BBQ and Graduation

*Based on 2017 Medicine Summer School Timetable and is for illustrative purposes only. Subject to change.

MEDICINE SUMMER SCHOOL FEE: £2,999

Full Board Accommodation is provided in single ensuite rooms in our Tripos Court Halls of Residence located 5 minutes’ walk from our Cambridge campus.

 

MEDICINE SUMMER SCHOOL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

English Level (minimum) IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent)
Age 15 – 21 years on entry

 

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To declare your interest in studying on our Medicine Summer School please email Admissions@abbeydld.co.uk.

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