Cambridge Medicine Summer School Course Summary

Choosing to study medicine is a big decision. It will require long hours, years of study, and unwavering dedication; studying medicine can be challenging, but also incredibly rewarding. The Immerse Medicine summer school programme is a unique two week course designed to prepare participants for the challenges and expectations of undergraduate study.

Throughout the medicine summer school programme, designed and taught by expert tutors from the world’s leading universities, students will be encouraged to think critically, develop practical skills and work collaboratively to solve complex medical problems. Class sizes are kept small, allowing participants a chance to interact easily with tutors and their peers as they study a broad range of topics, covering everything from the basics of human anatomy to the latest developments in experimental medicine.

However, the goal of this medicine summer school programme is not simply to give potential medical students an immersive insight into the life of a medical undergraduate. The programme is also geared towards A-level or IB students who want to know if a career in medicine is right for them. As such, the course places a strong emphasis on nurturing independent thinking and constructive debate . By the end of the two weeks, participants will have both an in-depth introduction to first-year medical topics, as well as a firm understanding of the challenges that come with being an undergraduate medical student.

Immerse is an award-winning medicine summer school programme in Cambridge for the intellectually curious

Medicine Summer School Key Benefits

Prepare for the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) and the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT)

Programme material uses case studies from real patients

Discover advanced topics like pharmacokinetics, epigenetics, and optogenetics

Build a solid foundation of medical knowledge before commencing undergraduate studies

Gain hands-on experience
administering care in a simulated medical emergency

Extract and isolate DNA, dissect a cell signaling cascade, and perform a cranial nerve examination

Medicine Topics Covered

In the UK, there are few summer courses available that match Immerse’s broad, multidisciplinary Medicine summer school programme. From day one, participants will be introduced to important medical content designed to take them beyond the fundamentals they’ve learned in IB or A-Level Biology. All of our tutors come from prestigious academic backgrounds, teaching undergraduate students at some of the world’s leading universities, therefore providing participants with unparalleled insight and support.

In terms of content, the programme starts with a thorough introduction to physiology and anatomy, and progresses through a variety of fundamental medical content including topics such as epigenetics, functional genomics, neuroscience, and neuropsychology. As the theory behind each topic is learned, participants will then be encouraged to roll up their sleeves and take part in a series of hands-on practicals that reinforce course material. Finally, by the end of the programme, participants will prepare a short presentation to be given at a mock science conference of their peers. In doing so, they’ll get a better understanding of how medicine fits into the overall scientific community, as well their own important role in it as a medical practitioner.

During the medicine summer school programme, participants will build a strong foundation of medical knowledge by studying topics such as:

  • Functional Genomics

  • Epigenetics
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychology

  • Pharmacology
  • Epidemiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Clinical Interpretation
Program taught in:
  • English
Cambridge Immerse
Last updated March 27, 2019
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