Preparing tomorrow’s doctors

Designed for budding medical enthusiasts, our two week Medicine course will expand your horizons and equip you with the knowledge and skills crucial for a future in healthcare. Immerse yourself in the world of medical pathologies, procedures and practices, gaining a comprehensive understanding of the filled. Engage in through-provoking discussions on contemporary medical issues, honing your critical thinking abilities and broadening your own perspectives.

But it’s not just about theory; we focus on soft skills, too! Develop essential qualities like empathy, communication and teamwork, which are fundamental for providing exceptional patient care.

You will also take part in a certified First Aid training course, acquire life-saving skills, and participate in cutting-edge virtual reality medical simulations that take you into the heart of hospitals and prepare you for real-world challenges. Led by experienced medical professionals, our interactive sessions offer you a genuine glimpse into the world of medicine.

Join us at SBC this summer and lay the foundation for a future dedicated to healing and saving lives!

At a Glance

  • Price: £5,995
  • Ages: 15-17
  • English Level: B1+ (Intermediate and above)
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Academic Content: 25 Hours Per Week
  • Language Support: Included
  • Starting Dates: 30th June, 14th July & 28th July 2024
  • Location: Oxford College
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What’s Included

✔ 25 hours of subject-specific academic content per week with an experienced subject tutor, delivered through interactive seminars and hands-on practical workshops

✔ Opportunities to apply and share this knowledge with your peers through dynamic group projects, culminating in the end-of-the-week Time to Shine Ceremony

✔ An action-packed programme of guest speakers and industry experiences each week designed to give you first-hand insight into your chosen field

✔ Dedicated academic coaching sessions designed to support you in applying for a UK university, whether that’s writing a personal statement or preparing for a presentation

✔ Numerous opportunities throughout your academic program to develop your English language skills, whether that’s building vocabulary to talk about your subject, or developing your speaking skills to present your Time To Shine project



Our approach to your learning

Subject + skills + language = success

At the core of our student-centered academic approach is a commitment to nurturing not just your subject knowledge, but also your communication, critical thinking, and collaboration skills through interactive lectures, dynamic seminars, and hands-on practical workshops.

We also emphasise the development of your public speaking and teamwork through group work and our Time to Shine projects. And finally, our programme of engaging guest speakers and industry experiences brings real-world relevance to your learning. This immersive learning journey will empower you with the skills you need for success in the 21st century.


Course Objectives

Over the course of this two-week programme, you will:

  • Broaden your understanding of medical pathologies, procedures and practices
  • Critically analyse and discuss a variety of contemporary medical issues
  • Develop ke soft skills essential for successful patient care
  • Gain vital practical medical skills during certified First Aid training
  • Develop and apply core 21st century skills through fun and engaging lessons, including critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration
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The Time to Shine Project

Over the two-week programme, you will participate in two Time To Shine Projects.

Week One: Medical Case Study and Diagnosis

In the first week’s “Time to Shine” project, students will work collaboratively to analyze and diagnose complex medical cases. Each student or group will be presented with a detailed medical case history, including symptoms and medical test results. They will research possible diagnoses, develop treatment plans, and present their findings to their peers as if they were medical professionals. This project not only reinforces medical knowledge but also promotes critical thinking, teamwork, and effective communication in a clinical context.

Week Two: Health Promotion Campaign

In the second week’s “Time to Shine” project, students will design and implement a Health Promotion Campaign focused on a specific health issue. They will choose a topic such as nutrition, mental health, or disease prevention and develop a comprehensive campaign to raise awareness and encourage healthy behaviours within the school community. Students will create informative materials, organise health-related events or workshops, and measure the impact of their campaign. This project emphasizes the importance of preventive medicine and public health while nurturing skills in health advocacy, communication, and community engagement.

Time to Shine

Time to Shine

Develop your public speaking skills. Share your passion. Inspire your classmates. 

Today, giving great presentations are a vital skill for achieving academic and professional success. Our programmes reflect this by having the ‘art of presenting’ at the heart of their content, and allow you to discover new confidence when using English in public situations.

It’s more than just a chance to enhance your public speaking skills, though; it’s an opportunity for you to share your passion and subject knowledge with your fellow classmates. Through your presentations, you will become sources of inspiration, and encourage others to delve deeper into your subject.

Industry Experience

Industry Experience

Dive deeper into your field beyond the classroom

Enhance your academic foundation with our comprehensive Industry Experience sessions. Beyond the theoretical, our students have the unique opportunity to undergo a comprehensive first aid course. Not only will this provide invaluable lifesaving skills, but you’ll also earn a certificate upon completion — a testament to your dedication and practical medical knowledge.

Last year, students also immersed themselves in real-world scenarios with a virtual reality medical simulation experience. This cutting-edge virtual reality software places students in the thick of A&E room situations, testing decision-making skills and providing a firsthand glimpse into high-pressure medical scenarios.

Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers

Leaders of today inspiring the Leaders of tomorrow

Every Wednesday morning, students can interact with leading professionals and academics. These sessions offer insightful discussions, expert views, and Q&A sessions that promote intellectual growth.

Delve into the world of Medicine with interactive sessions led by experienced doctors and medical professionals. Here, you’ll gain a genuine understanding of the challenges and rewards of a career in healthcare.

Academic Coaching

Academic Coaching

Stand out and shine

Whether you’re looking to apply for a UK university or just keen to make sure your university application is as strong as possible, our academic coaching sessions aim to ensure you stand apart from your peers. These workshops will not just focus on writing personal statements and preparing for university, but also help you to develop your public speaking skills, an integral skill for university courses.

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Helped me understand how my life could be

My experience here has helped me a lot with my academic progress, firstly because medicine is not something I can study in high school and it is what I want to pursue at University and I was able to have an overview of what I want to do in life. I got a deeper knowledge of specific subjects like biology and chemistry. We also had lectures from professors and other med students that helped me understand how my life could be in a year’s time.

Mirida, Student, Oxford College

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