Medicine Summer School

Sunday 14 - Sunday 21 July 2024
Westlakes Science & Technology Park, Moor Row, Cumbria, CA24 3JY
Medicine Summer School information
Age group: 16 - 18
Entry fee: £2750

Applications are now closed. Find out about our one-week residential medicine summer school. Gain skills, insight and experience from our medical school staff.

Make your application stand out

Our medicine summer school is rich with skills, which will supplement your medical school application. You will receive practical training in basic life support, automated external defibrillator use, suturing and more. You will also complete mock interviews and receive feedback on your personal statement. This will give you the confidence you need for a successful application to our medicine courses.

Connect with aspiring medical students

During our medicine summer school, you will stay at our Westlakes Campus. You will get the opportunity to build relationships with other students near the stunning Lake District. You'll help and learn from each other as you progress through the course. There will be plenty of social activities including a BBQ evening. 

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  • Practical skills

    Our medicine summer school gives you hands-on, practical training in a range of areas. This will make your medical school application stand out.
  • Interview practice and feedback

    Complete a mock interview and receive feedback from medical school staff. This will help to identify areas for improvement.
  • Create connections

    Make friends with other aspiring medical students, who can provide support and encouragement during summer school and beyond.
  • Beautiful setting

    Our medicine summer school is based in West Cumbria, near the Lake District. Learn whilst enjoying all the beauty and charm this setting has to offer.

What to expect from our Medicine Summer School

When you arrive in Preston, transport will be provided to our Westlakes Campus. You will have time to unpack and settle into your own en-suite bedroom.

Then, we will begin our medicine summer school schedule. That includes: 

What does the Medicine Summer School include?

  • Accommodation included
  • Meals included
  • Practical workshops and lectures
  • Clinical skills
  • Group activity sessions
  • Advice from medical students
  • Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) mocks, guidance and practice
  • Exciting social programme
  • Comprehensive Summer School insurance

Check out your accommodation

You will stay in Summergrove Hall whilst you attend the medicine summer school. This modern accommodation has its own gardens where you can relax in the evening. Take in views of the beautiful English countryside in all directions.

The halls are only a short walk from our Westlakes Campus. All rooms are single-occupancy and en-suite. Meals are included.

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Where is Westlakes?

Our picturesque Westlakes Campus is in the tranquil surroundings of West Cumbria, near Whitehaven. It's on the doorstep of England's Lake District National Park.

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Our School

Our School of Medicine and Dentistry has been successfully training doctors since 2015. We have over 200 places each year for international students on our Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) programme

  • The School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the General Medical Council (GMC) and recognised by the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS).
  • Our MBBS 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 are there to help and guide you.

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 Medicine 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 travel to Westlakes.

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Meet the team

  • Professor Alison Carr
  • 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
Professor Alison Carr
Dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry
Professor Stuart Maitland-Knibb
Director for the National Centre of Remote and Rural Medicine
Dr Tim Smith
Academic Lead, Westlakes Campus
Any questions?

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