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Medicine Summer School 2020

theMSAG two-week residential summer school is the perfect choice for any student looking to become one of tomorrow’s doctors.  Whether it is to explore which career path you want to take in the healthcare sciences, discover the breadth of medical and surgical specialities available or to get a head start in your application, we have the programme that suits you. Previous participants describe the 2-weeks residential programme as a life-changing experience. Join us to spend a summer like no other! 

TheMSAG team will take you on excursions to the BodyWorlds exhibit in London, United Kingdom, to learn more about human anatomy and Oxford Medical School to feel what it’s like to be a real medical student studying in the UK. 

Finally, you’ll make friends who share similar interests and career objectives, boost your confidence, and gain valuable and incredibly unique hands-on experience. 

You have 2 programmes to choose from:

  • 2-weeks Medicine, Surgery & Healthcare Discovery School for 16-19 yrs old
  • 2-weeks Medicine Preparation Summer School for 16-19 years old

Medicine, Surgery & Healthcare Discovery School 

Spend two weeks full of hands-on practical clinical experiences to generate excitement about the science and the human body. Meet patients, discover medical, surgical and healthcare specialities. On each discovery day, you will learn the relevant anatomy, physiology and clinical skills. We use modern teaching methods, small groups, dissections, patients etc. for a unique experience. Spend a day immersed in the life of an Ophthalmologist, Obstetrician, Junior doctor, Cardiologist, Neuro-scientist, Respiratory specialist, etc. Highlights include surgical skills on real animals, each clinical sessions taught by qualified doctors and a lot more! This is a great experience if you know medicine is for you or if you are trying to figure out which career path to follow.

Medicine Preparation Summer School 2020

The medicine preparation summer school includes half of the clinical activities of the Medicine, Surgery & Healthcare Discovery School. You will be able to pick the ones where you have the greatest clinical interest in. With the other half of your time, 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 UCAT and BMAT courses and interview experience. It's the best of both worlds: the clinical hands-on experiences will help build your application strength and nurture your passion for the biological sciences while the admissions preparation part makes sure you are ahead of the crowd with your application. 

What we offer 

Experience

  • A 2-week residential course 25 mins from London, United Kingdom
  • Fantastic location and facilities for the best environment
  • Small class sizes (max 12 students)
  • Cooking challenges, Escape room, Bowling, Laser Tag, Treasure Hunts, and more. (unique activities daily to build long-lasting friendships)
  • A multicultural environment 

Academics

  • Cardiology, Ophthalmology & Junior Doctor Clinics
  • Neuroscience, Neurology, Obstetrics & Respiratory Medicine
  • Participate in a team research project (Optional*)
  • Full UCAT Course (Optional*)
  • Full BMAT Course (Optional*)
  • Personal Statement Course (Optional*)
  • Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) Session

 
*Optional sessions are usually taken by all participants of the Medicine Preparation Summer School. When an optional session is not chosen, it is replaced by further clinical activities discovering more sciences and medical specialities. 

Unique

  • Experience the city of London and Oxford
  • Be inspired at the Body Worlds Exhibit
  • Visit the University of Oxford and its medical schools
  • Safe, giant campus with fingerprint scanning security and on-site security at all times
  • Full unlimited access for all participants to a full gym, spin room, rowing room, swimming pool and fully-equipped sports center throughout the entire programme (tennis, squash, basketball, netball, table tennis, volleyball, badminton, etc.)
  • Mentoring available daily with Dr Jiva, the UK’s leading expert in medical school admissions
  • All sessions taught by qualified doctors

Who is this Medicine Summer School for?

This course is designed for anyone who wants to gain real-world experience of what a career in medicine entails and whether it is the right choice for them. We’ve designed the course with variations for different age groups. The clinical activities and all academics activities are run in groups of 12 max to allow for tailoring and individual attention.

The programme is designed for someone who is looking for an authentic, practical Health care experience or for someone who wants to get ahead in their application. It requires a genuine interest in general medicine and surgery and the Biological sciences in general. Our courses welcome international students as well and we usually have about 30% of UK students and 70% internationals!

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’ve worked hard to create one of the best summer medical programs for students!

Medicine Summer School Programme

Our Medicine Summer School provides both practical experience and the skills you need to help prepare for the admissions process. If you are not in the process of applying right away, you can choose the option fully focused on biological sciences and clinical skills. Otherwise, the Medicine preparation summer school will have the perfect mix of both. Students who register for our Summer School also get full access to our Online Interview Course and a free 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 UCAT 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-on-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

Clinical skills

Focus on skills unique to certain specialities:

Cardiology: 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.

Ophthalmology: 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.

Junior Doctor: 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.

Other speciality days include Neuroscience, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Respiratory Medicine, Diabetes, Pathology,etc

You’ll develop your clinical skills, show a genuine interest for medicine on your application and meet mentors that will help you to secure your place.

Admissions preparation 

Included in the Medicine Preparation Summer School

UCAT/BMAT: Unlike other providers that give you an introduction to these tests, during our 2-week summer school we provide a full course for each exam. We have 8 separate sessions to get you not only comfortable with the tests but also provide you with opportunities for tutoring and coaching to improve your own strategies and scores.

Personal Statements: We have reviewed over 1000 personal statements over the last few years and helped thousands of students get through their interviews. During our summer school, you will have 3 dedicated sessions to draft your personal statement with effective brainstorming and a good appreciation of the school’s marking schemes. You’ll also be able to develop a final draft of your Personal Statement with one-to-one mentoring.

Medicine Interviews: You also get the chance to practice the MMI - the Multiple Mini Interview format - a keystone of the admissions process. Learn how to formulate answers to questions about ethics, situational judgement, duties of a doctor, NHS, role play and more, and get a video copy of your feedback. 

NHS, UK Healthcare and Hot Topics in Medicine: 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. 

Mentoring

Students will also experience something unique to theMSAG… they’ll be able to work one-on-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, Dr Jiva and each student will create a step-by-step plan to apply to specific schools where the student will have the best chances of success. A truly unique experience!

Team research project

Many medical school applications require that you show evidence of teamwork and research skills. We’re giving you the perfect opportunity to showcase those skills on your CV or application by participating in a Team Research Project. This is a collaboration between you and your peers over the course, covering a range of important topics.

Social & cultural experiences every day

We believe work and play is important! Every day students will have the opportunity to do fun activities around the area, London and Oxford. Our social programme is the best in any summer school in the UK as we know that if we make you comfortable and you are having fun, the learning experience will naturally follow.

*Body Worlds London: This is a wonderful opportunity to see the world-famous BODY WORLDS exhibit. "Journey through the human body and discover the magic and mysteries that lie underneath the skin." This is a chance to study human anatomy in a truly unique way. 

Sports: Students will have the opportunity to let out some energy after a day of learning, by engaging in a variety of different sports. Some of the activities that will be available are basketball, badminton, tennis, bowling and swimming! The sports facilities are outstanding and available to each participant to use in their own time throughout the residential camp on top of organised activities.

Fun activities: Students will have the opportunity to engage in some cultural activities such as cooking, calligraphy/ brush lettering, photography classes. We will host cooking challenges and theMSAG Olympics where you can show off your talents! To release some of your energy we also take you to an escape room, bowling, laser tag and more fun surprises (All activities and excursions are included in the price and there is NO extra cost for them)

*Adventure awaits! Students will get to go experience the beautiful city of London and they will also have the chance to visit Oxford. They will get sneak peek into medical school by visiting Oxford School of Medicine.

Accommodation

For information on the accommodation, facilities and security please visit our summer programmes locations and accommodation page. If you have any further questions on accommodation or course details email us at hello@theMSAG.com.

Medical Summer School 2019

Check out the reviews from our 2019 Medical Summer School students below. We enjoyed working with so many talented young people last year and are looking forward to seeing you all in the summer of 2020.

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    SK
    02/24/2020
    sandeep k.
    Hong Kong Hong Kong
    I recommend this product
    premature review.

    It is honestly awkward to be asked to review the experience of a Medical school summer camp like it were cream I purchased and used. (A.I. I guess)And that too even before the camp has started. But I can certainly review my experience of the online transaction thus far. Communication with Dr Rishi Patel before I made the registration for my daughter was very convincing and outstanding. I am also pleased that special consideration was made for my unusual circumstances with regards to travel commitment. The online transaction process was smooth and efficient too.

    R
    08/04/2019
    Raphaël
    I recommend this product
    My first summer school, my best experience

    Before arriving there, I was quiet anxious because I'm French and not British, because it was the first time I would go somewhere I mainly didn't know anybody, and finally because I didn't know if it would be exhausting to work that much. However, this summer camp proved me that I was totally wrong. The first aspect, the most important I think, is how we're our relationships between all students. I've been surprised that we all became friends that easily! Integration activities were exactly what we needed, so I felt comfortable since the first days. And we have spend unforgettable moments together, thank to the proposed activity which were all fun and to our free time that we have spent mostly together. The second main aspect is the academic part. I hadn't got a single idea of what was the UCAT or the BMAT, now I feel ready to train myself in the good way. We've learnt main strategies to pass those exams, that was very useful. Clinical sessions were personally my favorite classes. We were submerged in the medical life as we practiced a lot. I have now a better idea of what is really to be a doctor. And the research project was also a good experience. As we were all friends, we could work efficiently but in a good mood too. And all the mock exams that we had were always judged with impartiality and professionally. The last main aspect is how they have guided us. When I came here, I was a bit lost: I didn't know where I wanted to do my medical studies. Because I wanted to go abroad, but I had no idea about what I should do. During the mentoring Dibah has helped me so much to understand what was the pros and the cons to stay in France or to go abroad. Now I leave the Oratory school my head full of wonderful memories, I hoped that we had an extra week together, but all good things have an end.

    S.
    08/03/2019
    SOFIA .
    I recommend this product
    SUMMER SCHOOL REVIEW

    I REALLY ENJOYED THIS AND I WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE! I THINK IT HAS HONESTLY CHNAGED MY LIFE FOR THE BETTER I KNOW HOW TO GO ON WITH MY APPLICATION PROCESS, I ALSO FEEL AS IF I HAVE A SAFTEY NET I CAN FALL ON

    PS
    08/03/2019
    Pepe S.
    I recommend this product
    AMAZING SUMMER EXPERIENCE

    I enjoyed so much this summer camp for three reasons: -I have made life-long friends -I got hands-on medicine with the clinical sessions. I learnt and enjoyed so much the cardiology, aophtalmology and neurology sessions. -It has been very helpful for my personal growth

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    • Good day I am an international student from Africa and interested in your 2-weeks Medicine Preparation Summer School for 16-19 years old. My question is do you offer any scholarships for the 2 week summer camps?

      Hello,

      Many thanks for your enquiry about our summer school. Yes we do offer scolarships which are means assessed for our summer programmes. We have scolarships for all services that we offer at theMSAG, ensuring that they are accessible for all. 

      In order to apply for a scolarship, please email finance@themsag.com with some information about your financial situation and how much do you need a scolarship for and they will help you out. 

      Do not hesitate to get in touch if we can help further,
      Kind regards,

      Dr Dibah Jiva
      Founder & CEO

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