Medicine Preparation Academy

Do you want to study Medicine? The Medicine Preparation Academy will provide the teaching and assistance you need to make the right decision when choosing a university to study Medicine. The course is designed to help you develop medical knowledge, sharpen critical skills for medical studies, experience what it’s like to be a medical student and learn how to make the most of your university applications.

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Medicine Preparation Summer School

Welcome to the Medicine Preparation Academy! This course is perfect for students who are interested in applying to medical school and pursuing a career in medicine.

Through the course, you’ll acquire a deeper understanding of the application processes for medical schools and prepare yourself for university-level study.

The Medicine Preparation Academy will provide you with an up-to-date awareness of the range of medical schools in the UK and around the world and a realistic picture of being a medical student. The course offers you the opportunity to experience several kinds of university teaching styles, such as lectures, seminars and tutorials, as well as to enhance your academic skills by conducting independent research, making presentations and writing essays. The two-week programme is packed full of practical learning experiences to help you sharpen your scientific knowledge and hone the skills you’ll need for your career. You’ll get the chance to interact with patients, conduct clinical examinations and test your research skills by writing an article for publication in our Scholastica Journal of Medicine.

At the end of the course, you will be better prepared to engage confidently in medical discussions, whether with tutors, lecturers or your fellow students. The set of medical and academic skills you will gain will enable you to write great applications to the medical schools of your choice. 


The Medicine Preparation summer course will suit you if you’re:

  • Aiming to study Medicine at university and want to gain more understanding and experience before applying, either in the UK or elsewhere
  • Curious about what it’s like to study medicine in various places, and unsure which learning approach would suit you best (a more traditional or problem-based learning approach)
  • Preparing for life as a medical student and a career as a doctor
  • Eager to develop your medical knowledge, both pre-clinical and clinical, and enhancing your verbal and written communication skills
  • Interested in becoming a doctor, or exploring other careers available to medical students

    Our Learning Philosophy


    We believe that the best way to prepare to study medicine is by learning through hands-on experiences. Our Medicine Preparation Academy will enable you to:


    What factors should I consider when applying to medical schools?

    Medicine courses, as well as application processes, vary between countries and universities. Learn about your options and choose the best one for you.



    What is it actually like to be a medic?

    Ask our Medicine Hero, a doctor who is working successfully through stages of their career, about their day-to-day experiences in medical school and beyond.


    What does a medical degree really involve?

    Get an authentic medical student experience by attending lectures, seminars and tutorials, and prepare to take on the Mock Hospital Challenge.

    London Scholastica gave me a chance to learn the practical side of medicine in a way that I wouldn’t have experienced at school. I also made great friends and I can simply say that I enjoyed every minute. It is really worth attending. Krista Bonello, Malta

    Entry Requirements

    Aged 15-18

    Planning to study a Medicine-related course at University

    Speak and understand English well

    Medicine Preparation Academy Course Outline


    Our Medicine Preparation summer course is made up of nine different classes and a four-hour academic Challenge afternoon. You’ll also have an opportunity to hear from and interact with our medical professional Hero in a lecture and Q&A session.

    1. Medicine Degrees (UK & Worldwide)

    Develop an understanding of various medicine degrees around the world, learn how to choose the right institution for you and gain skills for preparing a strong medical school application.

    2. University Skills

    Learn and hone the skills that you need to thrive as a medical student. You will practise academic skills and develop your own interest in an area of medicine that fascinates you, through your Independent Study Project.

    3. Pre-Clinical Knowledge of Medical Sciences

    Excellence in medicine is founded upon sound scientific knowledge. You’ll expand your understanding of the anatomy, biochemistry, pharmacology, physiology, and pathology of a major system of the human body, using traditional pre-clinical teaching.

    4. Clinical Skills

    It’s important for medical students to be confident in conducting clinical examinations. Practise the skills for common procedures and learn how to utilise a patient’s medical history to make a diagnosis.

    5. Problem-Based Learning

    “Problem-based learning” approaches are growing in popularity across medical schools, because they are more patient-oriented. Discover your strengths through this style of learning and put your investigative and collaborative skills to use as you work with a team to identify and address patients’ medical issues.

    6. Investigative Skills

    Investigative skills are important additions to the tool-kit of a medical student. Get to grips with interpreting scans and blood tests, and develop your analytical skills for future decision-making scenarios.

    7. Medicine Field Trip

    Medical studies are so much more than what happens in the classroom or lecture hall. The field trip is an excellent opportunity to discover and understand the application of medicine in the real world. Last year, students tried out VR technology that’s being used to treat Alzheimer’s disease!

    8. Personal Tutorials and Journal Publication

    Your tutor will help you improve your verbal and written communication of medical concepts through personal tutorials where you present your Independent Study Project. You’ll also have the chance to publish your research in the Scholastica Journal of Medicine.

    9. Your Future in Medicine

    Start thinking ahead to your next steps: you will receive individual support on how you can prepare a successful application to medical school and continue to prepare for your medical career.

    medicine preparation summer course challenge hospital


    Mock Hospital Challenge


    Are you ready to take on the challenge and put your clinical skills to the test? In the Mock Hospital challenge, you’ll interact with real patients who have chronic medical conditions at St Thomas’ Hospital here in London.

    Throughout the challenge your clinical examination skills will be assessed, just like a medical student. 

    See what it feels like to work as a medical student and doctor by: 

    • Presenting your patients’ cases and giving advice on their treatment
    • Practising mock delivery of news or information in realistic and challenging circumstances
    • Fuelling your passion for becoming a doctor!

    This is an excellent opportunity to gain highly sought-after real-world work experience in a hospital, which will boost your future university applications.

    Fully Accredited Summer School

    The British Accreditation Council (BAC) have fully accredited us as a provider of short courses for Independent Further and Higher Education. The quality of our teaching, pastoral care, and overall standards were assessed by the BAC.

    Medicine Summer Programme for High School Students – Dates and Prices

    Length Date Price Apply
    2 weeks Sunday 21st June to Saturday 4th July 2020 £4,795 Apply Now
    2 weeks Sunday 5th July to Saturday 18th July 2020 £4,795 Apply Now
    2 weeks Sunday 19th July to Saturday 1st August 2020 £4,795 Apply Now
    4 weeks Sunday 21st June to Saturday 18th July 2020 £9,290 Apply Now
    4 weeks Sunday 5th July to Saturday 1st August 2020 £9,290 Apply Now