Medicine Summer School

Date14 July 2024 - 21 July 2024
LocationWestlakes Science & Technology Park, Moor Row, Cumbria, CA24 3JY
Medicine Summer School information
School of Medicine
Age group: 16 - 18
Target audience: UK and international students interested in applying to a UK medical school
Entry fee: £2750
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Applying to medical school in the UK? Attend our one week residential programme. 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 Medicine Summer School include?

  • Group activity sessions
  • Transport between campus sites in Preston and Whitehaven
  • Clinical skills
  • Practical workshops and lectures
  • Advice from medical students
  • Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) mocks, guidance and practice
  • Exciting social programme
  • Comprehensive Summer School insurance


You'll stay in Summergrove Hall whilst at the Medicine 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 our Westlakes Campus. All rooms will be single-occupancy en-suite.

View Summergrove Hall

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

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.

Explore Westlakes Campus

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 and around 29 places for UK 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 second-to-none

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 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
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