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Medicine & Life Sciences (Spring)

Whether passionate about human biology, intrigued by medical technology or driven to become a doctor, the Reach Cambridge Medicine & Life Science Course is the ideal summer course for you. This course offers a unique combination of lectures, practicals, and excursions led by a variety of experienced, successful academics, as well as Cambridge alumni working in the highest tiers of their fields. The course introduces students to a range of subjects taught by scientists at the cutting edge of biological and medical research, inviting them to explore the most interesting areas of medicine and life science such as anatomy, trauma… Learn more
The Spring Program is a personalised study program, with students able to join us for either one or two weeks. Combining academic subject study, leadership and study skills, our classes and workshops are complemented by excursions to historical and cultural sites, both within and outside of Cambridge, as well as group activities. Students gain insight into ... Learn more

Course Outline

Whether passionate about human biology, intrigued by medical technology or driven to become a doctor, the Reach Cambridge Medicine & Life Science Course is the ideal summer course for you.

This course offers a unique combination of lectures, practicals, and excursions led by a variety of experienced, successful academics, as well as Cambridge alumni working in the highest tiers of their fields. The course introduces students to a range of subjects taught by scientists at the cutting edge of biological and medical research, inviting them to explore the most interesting areas of medicine and life science such as anatomy, trauma & emergency, pharmacology, physiology and biological and medical research. As a part of academic enrichment, students are exposed to the latest scientific innovations, and to the research and development work that is carried out before a product/test is released into the market. Students will have a fantastic opportunity to explore contemporary medical issues in a supportive academic environment via a mixture of dynamic classes, guest lectures, interactive workshops and practical tasks including conducting an electroencephalogram (EEG), Medical Observations and emergency resuscitation. It is a perfect course for those considering a future in medicine or science!


Want to study more than one course? Choose two subject courses to study if you apply for a 4-week Summer program.

Upon application, select your desired program length and you will be prompted to choose a second course subject when completing your application form.

What’s included?

At Reach Cambridge, we provide the full package. We aim to make things as easy for our families when planning their summer experience.

The program cost includes:

  • Accommodation in University Colleges or our headquarters ‘Reach Hall’ in central Cambridge
  • 24 onsite supervision
  • 20 hours academic tuition per week
  • Guest Lectures by leading academics on global themes & University Life
  • Practical workshops (including leadership, interview skills and public speaking)
  • Two meals a day*
  • Fun, inclusive & exciting activities and events every afternoon and evening
  • 2 coach excursions to exciting cultural highlights in the UK
  • Optional supervised airport transfers to and from Gatwick or Heathrow and Cambridge
  • End of Program Graduation Celebration
  • Course Certificate
  • Course report including a suggested academic reading list for the future
  • End of program photo or postcard (designed by students on the program)

For peace of mind:

  • 24 hour onsite supervision
  • Dedicated welfare staff
  • Students accommodated in small corridor groups
  • Reach Cambridge dedicated program office
  • Daily program blog for all friends, family and students

*‘Please note that only breakfast is provided on the weekends

Availability

2 Week Programs
July 2nd - July 15th
 
July 16th - July 29th
 
July 30th - August 12th
 
4 Week Programs
July 2nd - July 29th
 
July 16th - August 12th
 
If you are here for 4 weeks in the Summer, you will have the opportunity to study two courses (two weeks each course).

Want help choosing your second course? Click here to see our full list of available courses.
2 Week Programs
July 2nd - July 15th
 
July 16th - July 29th
 
July 30th - August 12th
 
4 Week Programs
July 2nd - July 29th
 
July 16th - August 12th
 
If you are here for 4 weeks in the Summer, you will have the opportunity to study two courses (two weeks each course).

Want help choosing your second course? Click here to see our full list of available courses.

Deadlines: Your deposit is due within 7 days of your application, your personal statement is due within 30 days of your application and all remaining items are due by 31st March.

Fees

2 Week Programs
Earlybird price – £4695
Standard price – £5395
4 Week Programs
Earlybird price – £9495
Standard price – £10195

Deadlines: Your deposit is due within 7 days of your application, your personal statement is due within 30 days of your application and all remaining items are due by 31st March.

Tasters Courses

Why not enhance your experience by adding a couple of Taster Courses to your program? Click on this link for more details.

The following Taster Courses are available alongside this Course during the summer. You can add one Taster Course for each week you will be in Cambridge (i.e. for a two week course, you can add two Tasters):

Creative Writing

During the Creative Writing taster course, students learn a range of strategies that help them develop as a writer. With activities designed to spark creativity and exercises aimed at advancing composition skills, this taster helps students to explore their full creative potential. Whether students are interested in writing fiction, poetry or articles, they will find this enriching taster to be a perfect addition to any one of our summer programs.

The fee for this Taster Course is £395

History & Politics

There may be no better place to look at past, present or future, than the heart of Cambridge where medieval buildings have long been paired with cutting-edge research to help drive the UK and the world onwards. Taking students out of the classroom to look at history in person as well as in theory, this taster examines where we’ve come from, in order to understand where we are going. War, politics, monarchy, discovery – the past is always within us, even in the cobbles beneath our feet!

The fee for this Taster Course is £395

Philosophy & Ethics

Do you ever wonder about the big questions like what it means to be alive, or how to be good in a world as complicated as ours? Philosophers have been asking these questions for centuries and some of their suggestions may surprise you. This taster asks students to dig in deep and bring their thinking caps with them for sessions all about reality and our place in it. Based on lively, respectful debate and deep contemplation, this taster is perfect for anyone looking to challenge their assumptions and expand their mind.

The fee for this Taster Course is £395

Pre-Hospital & Emergency Medicine

Have you always wondered what really happens inside the ER? What to do in case of an accident? How to help a person collapsing in the subway? Taught by passionate professionals with extensive experience in teaching emergency medicine, this fully practical taster course will help you to gain life- saving skills whilst having fun

The fee for this Taster Course is £395

Study Skills

What does it take to succeed in university and in life? How can you take care of yourself, emotionally and psychologically, while doing your best every step of the way? Complement your passion for learning with concrete skills to help you thrive and succeed, through sessions covering everything from revision techniques and exam preparation, to essay writing, interview skills and more.

The fee for this Taster Course is £395

Reviews

It was an amazing and memorable experience to learn more about what I’m interested in and all the teachers are super nice!

Nicole, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2020

I’ve learned new things that I would have never learned at school, and it practically has verified my decision to become a doctor.

Melia, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2019

Reach was an amazing experience for me. It’s allowed me to interact with people from all over the world, making me more of a global citizen.

Faisal, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2019

My favourite lecture has been ‘Women in Leadership’. I think it was really interesting because it can be different from one culture to another, so it was really about making things clear about what we can do and why we should do it.

Alice, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2018

The practicals here are amazing – it’s so much fun! The most exciting thing was dissecting a heart and lungs.

Savanna, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2018

I loved the Reach program and it was great to get to know people from all over the world.

Olivier, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2019

Reach did not only help me to decide what to study, I learned so much about other cultures and about myself.

Stella, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2017

I was always happy when I woke up in the morning, because I knew I would have fun.

Naïs, Medical Sciences & Chemistry, 2017

Our teachers were absolutely amazing and I only got more and more interested in what they were teaching me, with every word they said.

Villő, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2017

I was exposed to new knowledge that I never had the chance to acquire in my normal academic environment which made the class extremely stimulating.

Michael, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2017

Reach has been the best experience of my entire life! It’s my first summer school experience and I’m for sure coming back.

Lilas, Life Sciences & Medicine, 2016

Reach Cambridge has been one of the best experiences of my life. I cannot think of one single flaw this program has – everything has been amazing.

Patricia, Life Sciences & Medicine, 2016

The course was super interesting and introduced many new and different ideas.

Kim, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2016

Every lesson was filled with activities that allowed us to experience first-hand what life as a medical student would be like.

Gabriel, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2016

I have had the best time during the Chemistry & Medical Sciences course. There was a lot of student/teacher interaction that made the lectures really interesting.

Utsav, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2016

I can honestly say that Reach Cambridge has been the most amazing experience of my life. I have been so inspired – I can’t wait to get to uni now! I wish I could do this every year!

Hailey, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2016

The course was very full and interesting. I absolutely loved the interactive activities and group tasks.

Anastasia, Chemistry & Medical Sciences, 2015

Reach Cambridge has been an unbelievably fun experience. The classes were all very interesting and covered a wide variety of topics. Perhaps most fun was meeting amazing people from all over the world. Overall, Reach Cambridge has been a spectacular, unforgettable experience that I will surely recommend to my friends.

Neil, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2015

I’ve been to many summer programs in the past, but Reach Cambridge is the only one that made a genuine and serious impact.

Refal, Chemistry & Medical Sciences, 2015

I had an amazing and memorable experience at Reach! I learnt so much more than I expected about medicine and applying to university. This course will definitely help me when applying and choosing my courses in university. I met a lot of amazing people and the supervisors were always kind and helpful!

Raseel, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2015

Timetable

Our Summer Programs feature a strong focus on your chosen subject, and leave plenty of time for excursions.

A typical Summer Program weekday
Time Activity
8am Breakfast
9am – 1pm Academic Tuition
1pm Lunch/free time
Afternoon Activities or Taster Courses
Varies Dinner
7pm Evening Lecture
8pm Evening Activities
10.30pm Curfew
A typical Summer Program excursion day
Time Activity
Varies Breakfast
Full day excursion
Past excursions have included: London, Brighton, Oxford, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwick Castle and many others!
Lunch & Dinner Own arrangements
8pm Evening Activities
10.30pm Curfew

Please note, these are meant as a rough guide only and are subject to change.

Course Outline

The Spring Program is a personalised study program, with students able to join us for either one or two weeks. Combining academic subject study, leadership and study skills, our classes and workshops are complemented by excursions to historical and cultural sites, both within and outside of Cambridge, as well as group activities.

Students gain insight into how to prepare for higher education anywhere in the world, equipping them to become a successful leader and scholar in the 21st century. Workshops and lectures include team-building, presentation skills, debating, study skills, interview skills and community outreach.

Each week there will also be three half-day personalised study sessions. These offer students the chance to explore some of the topics taught at undergraduate level, and access excellent academics in their discipline of choice – the perfect opportunity to experience what it would be like to study their dream course or land their dream job.

Subjects available:

  • Business Management & Economics
  • Computer Science & Maths
  • English Literature
  • Law
  • Medicine & Life Sciences
  • Physics & Engineering
  • Politics & International Relations
  • Psychology

Teaching consists of lectures, workshops, discussions as well as individual and small group work. This mix gives students a feel for how teaching and learning take place at universities all around the world.

Choose two subject courses to study if you apply for a 2-week Spring program. Upon application, select your desired program length and you will be prompted to choose a second course subject when completing your application form.

The Spring Program is perfect for students looking to combine personal academic development with essential learning and leadership skills.

At Reach Cambridge, we provide the full package. We aim to make things as easy for our families when planning their spring experience.

The program cost includes:

  • Accommodation in our headquarters ‘Reach Hall’ in central Cambridge
  • 24 onsite supervision
  • 3 half-day subject classes/supervisions
  • Lectures on global themes & University Life
  • Leadership workshops
  • Two meals a day*
  • Fun, inclusive & exciting activities and events every afternoon and evening
  • Coach excursions to famous, exciting locations in the UK
  • Optional supervised airport transfers to and from London Gatwick or Heathrow and Cambridge
  • End of Program Graduation Celebration
  • Course Certificate
  • Course report including a suggested academic reading list for the future
  • End of program photo

For peace of mind:

  • 24 hour onsite supervision
  • Dedicated welfare staff
  • Students accommodated in small corridor groups
  • Reach Cambridge dedicated program office
  • Daily program blog for all friends, family and students

*‘Please note that only breakfast is provided on the weekends

Availability

2 Week Programs
July 2nd - July 15th
 
July 16th - July 29th
 
July 30th - August 12th
 
4 Week Programs
July 2nd - July 29th
 
July 16th - August 12th
 
If you are here for 4 weeks in the Summer, you will have the opportunity to study two courses (two weeks each course).

Want help choosing your second course? Click here to see our full list of available courses.
2 Week Programs
July 2nd - July 15th
 
July 16th - July 29th
 
July 30th - August 12th
 
4 Week Programs
July 2nd - July 29th
 
July 16th - August 12th
 
If you are here for 4 weeks in the Summer, you will have the opportunity to study two courses (two weeks each course).

Want help choosing your second course? Click here to see our full list of available courses.

Fees

Spring 1 Week Programs
Price – £1595
Spring 2 Week Programs
Price – £2595

Tasters Courses

Taster Courses are not available in our Spring Program.

Testimonials

It was an amazing and memorable experience to learn more about what I’m interested in and all the teachers are super nice!

Nicole, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2020

I’ve learned new things that I would have never learned at school, and it practically has verified my decision to become a doctor.

Melia, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2019

Reach was an amazing experience for me. It’s allowed me to interact with people from all over the world, making me more of a global citizen.

Faisal, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2019

My favourite lecture has been ‘Women in Leadership’. I think it was really interesting because it can be different from one culture to another, so it was really about making things clear about what we can do and why we should do it.

Alice, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2018

The practicals here are amazing – it’s so much fun! The most exciting thing was dissecting a heart and lungs.

Savanna, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2018

I loved the Reach program and it was great to get to know people from all over the world.

Olivier, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2019

Reach did not only help me to decide what to study, I learned so much about other cultures and about myself.

Stella, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2017

I was always happy when I woke up in the morning, because I knew I would have fun.

Naïs, Medical Sciences & Chemistry, 2017

Our teachers were absolutely amazing and I only got more and more interested in what they were teaching me, with every word they said.

Villő, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2017

I was exposed to new knowledge that I never had the chance to acquire in my normal academic environment which made the class extremely stimulating.

Michael, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2017

Reach has been the best experience of my entire life! It’s my first summer school experience and I’m for sure coming back.

Lilas, Life Sciences & Medicine, 2016

Reach Cambridge has been one of the best experiences of my life. I cannot think of one single flaw this program has – everything has been amazing.

Patricia, Life Sciences & Medicine, 2016

The course was super interesting and introduced many new and different ideas.

Kim, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2016

Every lesson was filled with activities that allowed us to experience first-hand what life as a medical student would be like.

Gabriel, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2016

I have had the best time during the Chemistry & Medical Sciences course. There was a lot of student/teacher interaction that made the lectures really interesting.

Utsav, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2016

I can honestly say that Reach Cambridge has been the most amazing experience of my life. I have been so inspired – I can’t wait to get to uni now! I wish I could do this every year!

Hailey, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2016

The course was very full and interesting. I absolutely loved the interactive activities and group tasks.

Anastasia, Chemistry & Medical Sciences, 2015

Reach Cambridge has been an unbelievably fun experience. The classes were all very interesting and covered a wide variety of topics. Perhaps most fun was meeting amazing people from all over the world. Overall, Reach Cambridge has been a spectacular, unforgettable experience that I will surely recommend to my friends.

Neil, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2015

I’ve been to many summer programs in the past, but Reach Cambridge is the only one that made a genuine and serious impact.

Refal, Chemistry & Medical Sciences, 2015

I had an amazing and memorable experience at Reach! I learnt so much more than I expected about medicine and applying to university. This course will definitely help me when applying and choosing my courses in university. I met a lot of amazing people and the supervisors were always kind and helpful!

Raseel, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2015

Timetable

Our Spring Programs feature a strong focus on your chosen subject, and leave plenty of time for excursions.

A typical Spring Program weekday
Time Activity
Breakfast
Morning Subject Courses
Lunch/free time
Afternoon Workshops/Activities
Dinner
Evening Evening Lecture
Evening Activities
Curfew
A typical Spring Program excursion day
Time Activity
Morning Breakfast
Full day excursion
Past excursions have included: London, Brighton, Oxford, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwick Castle and many others!
Lunch & Dinner Own arrangements
Evening Activities
Curfew

Please note, these are meant as a rough guide only and are subject to change.