Exceptional Pre-College Medicine January Program for High Schoolers at University of Sydney in Australia

For a better future

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Course Description

Advanced pre-university course in Medicine at University of Sydney

One of our most popular summer schools for international students, participants of Medicine will discover the world of epigenetics, and consider the rapid advances being made in modern medical technology. Our University of Sydney summer school Medicine participants will gain hands-on practical experience with progressive subjects across the field.


University of Sydney Campus, St Paul College

9 City Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050, AUSTRALIA

St. Paul’s College offers a wide range of modern and heritage facilities located in the heart of the University of Sydney.

St Paul’s was the first university college in Australia. Alumni include two former Prime Ministers, three High Court judges, Supreme Court judges and 29 Rhodes Scholars, as well as influential figures in business, the law, science and the arts.

What's Included

This is the best January academic camp for teenagers focusing in medicine at University of Sydney campus.

**Our January winter-summer camp in Sydney is a unique opportunity for you to live and study in the highest ranked university in Australia for graduate employability.**


  • 10 nights accommodation in a college of the University of Sydney

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in College Hall

  • Accommodation in an individual bedroom

  • 35 hours of academic sessions from Oxford University and Cambridge University tutors

  • Carefully designed study and lecture materials

  • Mentor program and access to support material

  • Formal hall dinners at University of Sydney

  • Visits to iconic landmarks including Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbor and the Taronga Zoo

  • Cultural and social activities including Australian Football, Cricket and lots of opportunities for BBQ

Graduation ceremony and certificate

Detailed evaluation written by tutor

Starting From


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Age Range 13-18 Years
Duration 2 Weeks
Start Dates 1/3/2024
Weekly Course Hours 25 hours

Are you worried that your days will be full of studying with no time to see the sites or socialize?

  • Cultural and social activities including Australian Football, Cricket and lots of opportunities for BBQ Have no fear! We specialize in ensuring you have an incredible time, with engaging lessons, interactive workshops and a plethora of social fun and discovery!
  • You won’t leave Sydney without taking a tour of the best spots around the city and learning about the culture, history and must-see sights.

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The University of Sydney, founded in 1850, is one of the most prestigious institutions in the world.

Our accommodation at St. Paul’s College offers the finest collegiate educational experience for our academic summer programme.

The college offers comfortable accommodation used by Sydney undergraduates during term-time, allowing for an authentic educational experience that blends immersive study with our exceptional social and cultural programme.

The college is perfectly situated to explore Sydney’s iconic landmarks including Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanic Garden and the Australian Museum.

In the heart of the city, students experience authentic university living amongst iconic landmarks for an unforgettable social and cultural program.

  • Participants stay in comfortable single bedrooms with access to common rooms and event spaces for our social and cultural program.

  • Males and females have separate accommodation, and there is wi-fi available throughout.

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Sydney is famous for its incredible harbour and impressive landscape. From Sydney Harbour Bridge to the Opera House, the city is full of iconic landmarks, surrounded by beautiful beaches including Bondi and Manly. As part of the summer program, we provide participants with the opportunity to explore everything this destination city has to offer.

Outside of lessons, we are proud to offer a fantastic social program to help you get the most out of your time. This includes activities such as a Sydney Harbour boat trip and a surfing lesson at Bondi Beach. Participants can also experience a traditional formal hall in the magical surroundings of St. Paul’s College.

There is also a full day excursion during the program to explore Sydney.

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We recommend that participants arrive between 14:00 and 16:00 on the first day of the programme to the campus


Students on our programme in Sydney will be staying at St. Paul’s College, part of the University of Sydney.

Upon arrival you should go to the Main Reception. Members of staff will be on hand to welcome you and help to the registration area. Here you will be registered and provided with your Arrival Pack, and keys to your room.

If you are arriving to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport (SYD) we are able to offer a shared airport transfer service.

This is a chaperoned service departing from Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport Terminal 1 and travelling directly to the Immerse programme.

The transfers depart at **11:00 **and **14:00 **on the Sunday of arrivals. The cost of this service is £70 per journey and bookings close on 30th November 2023.

If you are driving, short-stay visitor parking is available on-site.

On the day, please come through the City Road gates, down the driveway and look for our main office through the arched doorway on the left.

The address is St. Paul’s College, 9 City Road, Camperdown NSW 2050

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Lesson Plan

Our workshops are geared towards unlocking participants’ potential, giving them the tools to prepare for the next steps of their education and future goals. Build upon existing study skills to support future university-level learning. These workshops explore a diverse and enriching range of topics – past examples have ranged from ‘Productivity tips’ to ’21st Century Technology Skills’. We’re sure that you’ll learn something completely new. Unlike traditional schools, Immerse allows you to learn beyond the traditional curriculum.

  • Certificate & detailed participant evaluation
  • All participants receive an individual report from their tutor
  • Personal project
  • Develop a personal project to present at the end of the course
  • Live like a University of Sydney undergraduate
  • An authentic experience of university life
  • Admissions insight
  • Interview skills, academic writing and presentations

Module 1 - Medical Research: “From Bench To Bedside”

  • The Nobel Prize in Medicine recognizes some of the world’s most important scientific breakthroughs to have revolutionized patient care and our understanding of life. But how are these discoveries made, and more importantly who makes them? You will revisit the principles of the scientific method, delve into the various stages of medical research and the growing necessity for interdisciplinary approaches.

Module 2 - Cardiovascular And Respiratory Physiology: “Rhythm of Life”

  • Tireless breathing keeps our blood oxygenated, while 3 billion heartbeats a lifetime transport it around the body. You will probe scientific questions and consider current and emerging therapies to fight cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. You will also develop a deeper understanding of the roles of CPR and AED in the emergency treatment of heart attacks and address questions such as: ‘Why do some people get mountain sickness?’, ‘Is snoring bad for you?’ and ‘What does an asthma inhaler do?’

Module 3 - Neuroscience And Neuropsychology: “I Think, Therefore I Am”

  • You will be given an overview of the basic micro anatomy and physiology of neurons, analyze how these cells produce electrical signals (action potentials) and discuss how the 37 trillion cells of your body can communicate and coordinate with one another. You'll explore the power of the placebo effect, and challenge preconceived notions using a variety of optical, auditory and tactile sensory illusions.

Module 4 - Science Conference

  • Partake in a mini-science conference where you'll present a research topic assigned earlier in the week. You will be encouraged to view each other’s work critically, ask follow-up questions and engage with the subject matter.

Example tutor:

**Elizabeth L ** Elizabeth is one of the few selected medical students on the MB PhD programme at the University of Cambridge, which combines 6 years of medical school with 3 years of PhD research. Her research involves improving cardiovascular risk prediction with medical imaging and exploring the role of artificial intelligence in medicine. Elizabeth is based in the Department of Medicine at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, is an affiliated member of the Centre for Mathematical Imaging in Healthcare and collaborates with the Biomedical Image Analysis Group (BioMedIA) in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London.

Guest speakers from previous summers

  • Each week, Academic Insights participants will hear from an influential guest speaker from a variety of inspiring backgrounds. Meet some of our previous guests:

  • Former Olympian Abi Oyepitan A two-time Olympian and Commonwealth Gold and Silver winning track and field athlete.

  • Philosopher, author & journalist Dr Nigel Warburton How do great people find answers to deep and meaningful questions?

  • Neuroscientist & entrepreneur Dr Lynda Shaw A journey in personal development - how to create your own set of tools to fast track

PARTICIPATION CRITERIA [ ] This program is suitable for students with at least a B2 level of English. Students aged 13-18 years old.

[ ] Students are required to travel to Australia to join the program in person.


  • From Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport Terminal 1  **11:00 **and **14:00 **per journey 90 USD

       (Available till 30th November 2023)


Session Dates

Wonderful! Good News! You are not going to pay the full fee today, just a small deposit. After paying today, you will first get an enrollment form, and then receive a booking confirmation.

10 Days Boarding
Start 1/3/2024
End 1/13/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price $7,050.00

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