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Medical School Summer School

Applying to Med school can be comparable to applying for your first job. Most employers or schools will look favorably on someone with practical experience in the field. That brings up the age old question: how can you get “work” experience if you haven’t been “hired” yet? 

If you want practical experience before applying to the medical school of your dreams, theMSAG’s Medical School Summer Program 25 minutes from central London is the perfect choice. Over the course of 2 weeks, you’ll get valuable, hands-on experience with different medical specialties, so you can find the field of medicine you’re most interested in.During the 2 weeks you’ll also receive the most comprehensive preparation for Medical School that theMSAG has to offer. This includes admissions counselling, one-to-one personal statement prep, one-to-one consulting and strategy with Dr. Dibah Jiva, complete UKCAT and BMAT courses - not just overviews - and interview experience. 

You’ll make friends who share similar interests and career objectives, boost your confidence, and gain valuable and incredibly unique hands-on experience prior to university life.

What to expect 

  • Two- week residential course 25 minutes from London, UK

  • Small class size (max 12 students)

  • Lessons customised for YOU

  • Interactive Workshops taught by real doctors and experts

  • Learn and practice clinical skills

  • Get in depth medical school preparation

  • All medical skills you'll need

  • Learn at a unique and engaging location with state of the art facilities

  • Fun and medical-oriented social activities


Who is this course for?

  • Students that want to prepare for a strong application in a competitive program

  • Students interested in studying medicine in the UK

  • Students who are considering medicine but aren’t sure it's the right decision

Simply, this course is designed for anyone who wants gain a real life experience of what a career in medicine will look like to determine if this the right career path of them. We’ve designed the course for students between the ages of 16+  who are looking for authentic, practical experience, as well as any undergraduate or graduate students with an interest in general medicine and surgery. Exposure to a variety of specialities will help you find your passion. This will help you understand a wide variety of professions within medicine, and help you decide if medicine is the right choice for you.  We actively encourage both UK and international student applications! Our next medical summer school course will be held 22nd July to 4th August 2019.

The Programme

  • Academics - Practical  
  • Academics - Theory & Style
  • Social Activities

Before you even submit your medical school application, we’ll give you an idea of what it’s REALLY like to be a medical school student or doctor and practice your newly learned skills on real patients.You’ll learn what it’s like to perform a cardiac clinical examination, examine pulses, blood pressure, record and interpret an ECG with an actual Cardiologist. 

 You’ll simulate the steps of a cataract operation, see through the eyes of patients with eye conditions, examine the back of the eye and perform reconstructive surgery with an experienced Ophthalmologist. 

 You’ll learn how to take a patient’s history and examine the Neurological, Gastroenterological Respiratory & Vascular systems with a Junior Doctor. Cannulation, phlebotomy, Doppler Ultrasound and more: all taught by qualified and experienced Doctors and medical experts.

Our Medical Summer School doesn’t only provide you with practical experience, we also provide you with the skills you need to help prepare for the admissions process. To help prepare, students who register for our Medical School Summer School will get full access to our Medical School Online Interview Course and our Online UKCAT Course, as well as a copy of our Get into Medical School Guidebook, used by career advisers throughout the UK. 

You’ll be able to develop a final draft of your Personal Statement alongside members of Medical School Admissions Panels. You’ll experience an in-depth UKCAT course, including detailed training and mock exams, as well as BMAT preparation taught by Cambridge tutors. You’ll also have an experience that is completely unique to theMSAG. You’ll be able to work one-to-one with Dr. Dibah Jiva, a leading expert in the UK for Medical School Admissions. By the end of the course, you’ll have a clear understanding of how medical school applications are scored and reviewed. Together, you will create a step-by-step plan to apply where you have the best chances of success. 

You’ll also have multiple opportunities to sit down and discuss, debate or interact with your peers and professionals about many topics discussed in Medical School interviews. Some topics include: Medical ethics, NHS structure, Current affairs/issues, big medical organisations or foundations, landmark discoveries, important figures and Medical advancements.

Our limited class sizes ensure you’ll be able to work closely alongside our enthusiastic team of doctors and medical professionals, often one-to-one. All the while, you’ll be making friends who will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with you in the field of medicine. 

Of course, you can’t absorb all of this information without the proper balance of work and play. We have opportunities for evening activities including a night with a DJ and dancing, creative nights for building, painting or drawing, games night, trivia night and more. We’ve also arranged for excursions into London - a chance to experience the rich culture and colorful backdrop that London has to offer.

London is a leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, tourism all contributing to its prominence. London has been described as a world cultural capital. It is the world’s most-visited city as measured by international arrivals. London’s 43 universities form the largest concentration of higher education in Europe.A multicultural city, London has a diverse range of peoples and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries.London has four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London, Kew Botanic Garden, the Palace of Westminster, and st Margaret’s Church, National Maritime Museum and the historic settlement of Greenwich Observatory.  

Course location, facilities and accommodations

  • Location 
  • Facilities
  • Accommodations
  • The Oratory School Grounds

We’ve partnered with The Oratory School to provide our students with an incredible learning environment: a factor we believe is key to the learning process.

The Oratory School is set in extensive grounds, amidst open countryside and woodland overlooking the Thames Valley. It is about one hour’s drive from London, just over half an hour from Heathrow and about 20 minutes from Reading station.

The Oratory School

Woodcote Nr Reading 

South Oxfordshire RG8 0PJ


+44 759 596 0472


Every classroom is fully equipped for audio and visual presentations, which compliments our varied teaching styles. Every day, we’ve set aside time for physical activity, and the facilities at the Oratory are more than accommodating. They include a swimming pool, gym, squash and tennis courts, a 9-hole golf course and cricket pitch.

There will be 3 meals a day with plenty of snacks available. Food is served canteen style and provided by an external catering company. This allows us to control the menu, so we can adjust for food allergies and preferences, with plenty of salads and fruits available at mealtimes.   


Each block at the Oratory houses approximately 45 people with a variety of rooms including singles, doubles and dorm style, all with wifi and lockable doors for privacy. 

The majority of bathrooms are shared. There are also communal areas (tv rooms, lounge areas with sofas) in both the residential block and within the school.


The Oratory School is set in extensive grounds, amidst open countryside and woodland overlooking the Thames Valley. It is about one hour’s drive from London, just over half an hour from Heathrow and about 20 minutes from Reading station.


The team

The Medical School Summer School is led by Doctors Zhang, Mandavia and Jiva - or Fei, Ash and Dibah, respectively. These three, plus the rest of the theMSAG team, have vast expertise about all UK medical schools - considering they quite literally wrote the book on the subject. In fact, all career advisors in the UK currently use the"Get into Medical School" guidebook written by Dr. Jiva and theMSAG team.Dr. Jiva is the driving force behind theMSAG and was a finalist for Lead 5050’s “Inspirational Woman of the Year - 2018”. 

The company itself was a finalist at the Education Investor awards in 2018 as well.We’re very careful in selecting our teachers and professionals, making sure we’re supported by doctors and medical students with complementary experience instead of overlapping when possible. This gives us a broad teaching range of specific topics within the field of Medicine. We also encourage the continuing professional development of our teachers, so we can continue to push ourselves as much as we push our students.

Our teaching method

We pride ourselves on course personalisation. We go above and beyond to ensure that every student is getting information that is relevant to their interests and needs. That’s part of the reason we limit ourselves to 12 students per class - it also makes it easier for us to combine small group classes with individual one-to-one time. There is tutor/mentoring time available every day of the Summer School, so that students can book extra one-to-one time whenever you need it. 

 Along with one-to-one, we use a mixture of small group teaching, debates, presentations, mock practice, and hands on clinical skills sessions. We also complement our teaching with access to our refined, online courses students will have access to at home, including: a full online UKCAT course, the online interview course and theMSAG’s comprehensive Guidebook for UK medical school entry.

A Note for Parents

Student welfare is our top priority.We understand that medical school carries the weight of financial responsibility and long-term repercussions . This, compounded by the fact that you might be sending your children abroad can cause a considerable amount of worry for parents. As such, we want to be transparent and make it as easy as possible for you to track the progress and quality of our services. Dr. Dibah Jiva has over 11 years of Medical School preparation experience, and will be on site every single day of the program. 

We pick the highest quality teachers to ensure our academics are top notch, but we also make sure we are available for our students to talk to should there be any other concerns. Mentoring time every day ensures that the students have the opportunity to speak informally, raise any concerns or to discuss any individual needs they may have.We send news and updates by email every 48 hours.

You can contact members of our team any time with questions should you have them, and we have residential staff on site at all times so someone is always accessible and someone is always with them.If you have any questions or wish to discuss with us further, please do not hesitate to contact us and we’ll speak with you as soon as possible. 


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