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Immerse Pre College Medicine Program for Juniors at Cambridge University

Dates and Tuition

Please check the course dates carefully as each course's schedule and holidays may be different.

Weekly course hours – 20

Age Range - 13-15 yrs

Session DatesDuration
7/2/20237/15/2023
2 weeks
7/23/20238/5/2023
2 weeks
8/6/20238/19/2023
2 weeks

Course Description

Immerse Education is an award-winning academic summer school that offers programs for students aged 13 to 15 in prestigious academic institutions. The goal of this program is to give academically rigorous content that expands participants' knowledge and love for their chosen field. The program also provides young varied and essential views into what it would be like to study at university through 40 hours of academic sessions over the two week. Individual work, referred to as the "Personal Project" in this curriculum, is required. This is usually an essay or a presentation given on the last day of the program. Participants will get comments on their work, which may be included the final assessment of the participant. The Immerse Education Medicine program's goal is to educate participants to the fundamentals of medicine and to emphasize the various paths open to individuals who want to study medicine in the future. Medicine is a fascinating subject that may lead to a variety of employment opportunities for individuals who explore it further. Medical professionals must possess a diverse set of abilities, including both intellectual and interpersonal abilities. They must be able to remember a lot of knowledge and keep up with scientific developments. Finally, they must be able to communicate with their patients and coworkers in a compassionate and understandable manner.

Example Modules

**Medical Research and Science Communication: **The increased longevity of humans over the past century can be significantly attributed to advances resulting from medical research. Major benefits have included vaccines for measles and polio, insulin treatment for diabetes, classes of antibiotics for treating a host of illnesses, and new surgical techniques such as microsurgery. But how are these discoveries made, and who makes them? Scientific research is a process of small steps, occurring over years or decades, costing millions, and requiring painstaking work undertaken by vast teams of scientists and clinicians. Spanning various disciplines, in this topic, you will focus on the principles and methods of medical research, in particular the journey of lab bench discoveries to the patient bedside, clinical trials, and careers in medical research. You will also cover the importance of communicating scientific and medical research to the community, as well as the pros and cons of each method of communication.

**General Anatomy and Physiology: **The human body is a finely tuned and complex machine. Its study can be traced as far back as the embalming of the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt! Our understanding of anatomy has greatly increased since the development of novel technologies, allowing us to uncover the organs’ microstructures, but scientists across the globe are still focused on uncovering its secrets. Anatomy and physiology are the sciences behind the structures of the body and their functions. In this topic you will explore the different systems of the human body (skeletal, muscular, digestive, respiratory etc) and how they're connected, in order to provide an overview of the human body as a whole. You'll then explore the key systems in-depth, looking at the characteristics and micro anatomical features of several organs through dissection.

Genetics and Epigen: In the 60+ years after the discovery of DNA’s structure, there has been astonishing progress in our understanding of gene function and variability. Genes are a segment of DNA passed down from parents with certain traits to their children. Genes are organised and packaged in units called “chromosomes". After going over chromosomes’ structure, you will first focus on understanding the replication, transcription and translation of DNA, from nucleic acid to protein synthesis. You will also explore the role of the environment on genetics. Finally, you'll consider the most recent breakthrough in genetic engineering, CRISPR gene editing, a tool which allows virtually unlimited editing of the genome of any species!

**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.

Activities Offered

The Academic Insights summer course's social program is a highlight, allowing participants to establish friends with like-minded peers from all around the world. Two trips, on-site games, sports, and other activities are included in the social program, as well as three formal lunches at various Oxbridge Colleges.

Food and Accommodation

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is included. These meals are served in one of the college's historic halls. Most medical and religious dietary restrictions can be met by the on-site catering staff. Please let us know if you have any dietary or medical restrictions well ahead of time so that we can make sure that all necessary staff members are informed. All rooms are single occupancy with shared bathrooms, with one bathroom per four attendees on average. There are some ensuite facilities provided, with preference given to those with special requirements. Participants are separated by gender in different hallways where restroom facilities are shared. Corridors may be mixed gender if ensuite facilities are available.

Outside trips

  • Trips include formal dinner at Cambridge colleges and playing croquet
  • 2 coach excursions including a trip to Oxford

Transportation

Participants traveling from London Heathrow Airport and returning at the end of the program can take advantage of a shared airport transportation service. Immerse Education offers a chaperoned service for an extra charge, which may be requested after enrolling.

What is Included:

  • 13 nights accommodation in a central college of the University of Cambridge or Oxford
  • Breakfast and dinner in College Hall
  • Accommodation in an individual bedroom
  • 40 hours of academic sessions from Oxford University and Cambridge University tutors
  • Carefully designed study and lecture materials
  • Mentor programme and access to support material
  • All excursions- including formal dinner at Cambridge/Oxford colleges, punting, croquet
  • Comprehensive summer school insurance
  • 2 coach excursions including a trip to London
  • Graduation ceremony and certificate
  • Detailed evaluation written by tutor
  • Immerse notebook and pen
  • Mentor family photograph
  • Free premium membership to UniPrepare's 'Nurture' plan

Session Dates

Any course for a student under the age of 18 includes a transportation option.
Our packages are designed to be all-inclusive. We will contact you after checkout with info of exact items included.

SessionStartEndDurationPrice
2 Weeks Full Board7/2/20237/15/20232 weeks£5,495.00
2 Weeks Full Board7/23/20238/5/20232 weeks£5,495.00
2 Weeks Full Board8/6/20238/19/20232 weeks£5,495.00
2 Weeks Full Board
Start Date7/2/2023
End Date7/15/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price£5,495.00

2 Weeks Full Board
Start Date7/23/2023
End Date8/5/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price£5,495.00

2 Weeks Full Board
Start Date8/6/2023
End Date8/19/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price£5,495.00
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