Get ready for Medicine @home

3rd - 17th July 2021 / 31st July - 14th August 2021

Get ready for Medicine @home is a tailor-made 40-hour course covered over 2 weeks for students preparing to study medicine. Our interactive and inspiring course is designed and led by the UK and Canadian medical students who can teach and advise from their own personal experiences. 

This course is for you if you are:

  • 15+

  • Would like to see if medicine is right for you.
  • Aspire to study medicine. 
  • Would like to learn about the application process firsthand from successful applicants.
  • Wanting extra support in applying to medical school.
  • Focused on building your portfolio to stand out in the crowd of top applicants.
  • Would like to build upon your English language skills.
  • Interested in learning and understand medical terminology.


Course accreditation & certificate

Get Ready for Medicine is accredited by CPD - Continuing Professional Development After successful completion of the three-week course you will receive an officially recognized certificate about your newly gained qualification - perfect to enclose to your university application to prove you are working hard towards your future medical career.

Course Content

Thanks to the small group of students - maximum 6 students in one group - during the Get ready for Medicine @home course we focus on individual students as well as integrating elements of peer teaching and self-directed learning, which are essential skills in higher education. Students will enjoy this stimulating and immersive medicine online course covering intensive teaching on:

- Application process for medical school including interview practice, writing your personal statement,
- UK and Canada Medical Admission Tests (BMAT and UCAT),
- Clinical Relevance of Biology - pathogens and immune system, respiration and homeostasis
- Research skills and developing your own research project,
- Presentation skills,
- Communication skills
- Developing peer teaching and self-directed learning skills,
- One-to-one session tailored around your learning needs,
- Hot topic: Viruses & disease control

Get ready for medicine @home


Our Methodology - Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

You will:
  • Enhance your content knowledge in the area of science and medicine in general.
  • Understand culture and your role as a global citizen, your beliefs and values so you can develop a reflective knowledge base. You will understand how culture, trends, and ethics affect the area of medicine.
  • Develop your cognition and higher-order thinking skills (critical, logical, reflective, metacognitive, and creative thinking) to prepare for your future studies in medicine.
  • Work on your communication skills in the English language. Good communication is crucial in the field of medicine.


You receive regular, detailed assessment to help you develop quickly during the course. We give you feedback on your personal and professional skills, your written work and practical application. You are assessed on academic performance and attitude towards learning in lessons and this assessment is documented in your weekly report. You are given an A-D grade with A representing excellent effort and consistent positive attitude to learning and D representing unsatisfactory effort and achievement. We celebrate the individuality of our students and their achievement is benchmarked against their own ability and goals.

Leisure Online

Academic Summer @home has a great online leisure and social program. We enjoyed being creative planning this for you - we promise you lots of fun and interesting and challenging activities. You will make friends, learn useful things and develop your leadership skills. Activities will help you to be Creative, Active and offer Service to others.


We will send you a calendar of activities and you can choose what to join using Zoom links. Here is a taster of what we are offering this summer:

  • Artistic delights

  • Architectural challenge

  • Political debate

  • Job shadowing

  • Master chef

  • World dance

  • Keep fit activities

  • Be an entrepreneur

  • Leadership workshop

  • Virtual city tours & quizzes

Dates & Fees

Dates: 3rd - 17th July 2021 / 31st July - 14th August 2021


Fees: 750 GBP / 1200 CAD / 900 CHF per week (choose the currency you pay in)

The fees per week include:

  • 40 hours academic study

  • Live online tuition with a tutor (Choose 08.00 to 11.00 BST or 16.00 to 19.00 BST)

  • Guided self-study tasks and projects to do at home

  • Small group learning – max. 6 students on MS Teams

  • Mentor / advisory groups 

  • Access to Leisure Online (Monday to Friday activities available)

  • Live streaming of lectures, meetings & other events

  • Certificate and a report from your teachers

    If you wish something slightly different from the standard programme, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here for you.