UK medical summer school for international students

Date and time09 July 2023 - 16 July 2023 - 11.00am
LocationWestlakes campus, Westlakes Science & Technology Park, Moor Row, Cumbria, CA24 3JY
UK medical summer school for international students information
School of Medicine
Age group: 16-18
Target audience: International (non-UK) students
Entry fee: £2,750

Applying to medical school? Attend our one week residential programme for international students. Gain useful experience, insight, and knowledge from medical school staff.

Expert tutors

Learn hands on skills from expert teachers. To include patient examination, BLS (Basic Life Support) and a basic introduction to phlebotomy and suturing.

Beautiful setting

You'll be based near Whitehaven, a maritime port close to the stunning Lake District National Park.

Interactive sessions

During our one-week programme you will explore a range of medical concepts in exciting ways.

Interview skills

Discover how to advance your medical school interview skills. Get ahead in your application to study medicine at university.

What does the medical summer school include?

  • 7 nights fully catered accommodation
  • Transport between campus sites in Preston and Whitehaven
  • 36 hours of expert tuition
  • Practical workshops and lectures
  • Advice from current medical students
  • Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) mocks, guidance and practice
  • Exciting social programme
  • Comprehensive summer school insurance

Our School of Medicine

If you’re an overseas student looking for a place at a UK medical school, you’ve come to the right university. We have over 200 places each year for international students on our Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) programme.

  • The School of Medicine is accredited by the General Medical Council (GMC) and recognised by the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS).
  • We have been successfully training doctors since 2015
  • Our course offers early patient contact from year 1 in the UK NHS
  • You'll get taught by an expert team of practising clinicians, scientists, and recently qualified doctors
  • We have a diverse and multi-cultural student population. Our support services for international students are second-to-none.
Find out more
Whitehaven harbour

Our campuses

The School of Medicine has UK campus sites in Preston, Burnley and Westlakes, near the English Lake District National Park in Cumbria.

The medical summer school will take place at our Westlakes Campus near Whitehaven, Cumbria. You will also get the chance to visit our Preston Campus on the day of arrival and tour the facilities prior to onward travel to Westlakes.

Read more about our campuses

World-class facilities

All our campuses are fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including

  • Dedicated, high-specification medical skills laboratories
  • NHS standard equipment with linked bedside computers and cameras
  • Anatomage virtual dissection tables and simulation models
  • Human Anatomy Resource and Learning Centres
summergrove halls exterior image of the outside terrace with picnic tables


You'll stay in Summergrove Halls whilst at the medical summer school. It's a modern accommodation nestled in its own beautiful gardens. You'll get iconic English Lakeland scenery in all directions.

The halls are only a short walk from the UCLan Westlakes Campus. All rooms will be single-occupancy en-suite.

View Summergrove Halls

Meet the team

  • Professor Cathy Jackson 
  • Professor Stuart Maitland-Knibb 
  • Elizabeth Chaplin-Brice – National Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine Manager / Safeguarding Lead
  • Dr Tim Smith – Academic Lead, Westlakes Campus
  • Dr Antonio Villarivera – Lecturer in Physician Associate and Medicine Programmes
  • Charlotte Thomas – Outreach and Widening Support Officer / Safeguarding Lead

Course details

Dates: Sunday 9th to Sunday 16th July 2023

Price: £2750

Location: The medical summer school will primarily take place in our Westlakes campus in Cumbria. Transport will be provided from Preston.

Arrival time and location: 11.00am (BST) on Sunday 9 July 2023 at UCLan School of Medicine, Preston Campus

Departure time and location: 11.00am (BST) on Sunday 16 July 2023 at UCLan School of Medicine, Preston Campus

Address: School of Medicine, Harrington Building, Victoria Street, Preston, PR1 7QS, Lancashire, UK

Any questions?