Young Doctor

Making the decision to study medicine not one that is taken lightly, and making sure it is the right option for a student is hugely important. The amount of time spent training, and the associated financial costs can be worth it to reach such an incredibly rewarding career as a doctor – as long as it truly is the right career for them. This can be hard to judge at such a young age, as students have often had little or no real insight in to what the medical course is like or what it is like to be a doctor. This is where our course can help. OSA’s Young Doctor programme is specially designed to give students a much better understanding of the life of a doctor – incorporating academic theory, workshops, seminars and practical elements. The University of Oxford is one of the centres of excellence for medicine in the UK and spending two weeks here will enhance any medical school application. As part of the course, we also help students prepare for UKCAT and BMAT, the entrance tests used by universities. This course has been developed by award-winning educationalist, Yasmin Sarwar, who in the last 10 years has secured more than 200 places for international students at medical schools, including Oxford, Cambridge, UCL and Imperial. For any student considering studying medicine, this course can help show what it’s really like being a doctor, helping them gain confidence that continuing along this path would be the right one.

The course includes:

  • Introduction to Medicine
  • Medical Ethics
  • Medical Interview Questions
  • Surgical Workshop (full details here) including:
    • Patient Care and Infection Control
    • Anaesthetics
    • Principles of Anatomy
    • Head and Neck
    • The Thorax
    • The Abdomen
  • Introduction to the NHS
  • Multidisciplinary Team Approach
  • Multidisciplinary Team Exercise
  • How to Read a Paper
  • Debating Medical Problems
  • History of Chest Pain
  • History of Respiratory Problems
  • Atherosclerosis and Strokes
  • Dementia (and Ethics)
  • Cancer and Available Treatments

 This course fills the 2 week period, so students do not need to pick any further courses to take while at the Oxford Summer Academy.

Interviews with students who studied our medical biology courses: Joelle (USA) & Stella (Austria)Cristina (USA), Christophe (Luxembourg), Alyssa (USA), Tanner (USA)Felix (Austria)