Medicine Programme

Sunday 11th – Saturday 24th August 2024

The Programme is intensive and gives students of the highest calibre an immensely  educational and enjoyable experience.  Each student will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the Programme.

Medicine in the UK has a long and distinguished history. The first hospitals were St Thomas’s and St Bartholomew’s founded in 1123. These led on to many famous discoveries, not least that of blood circulation by William Harvey in the 17th century.

A century later in 1766, Dr John Addenbrooke, a Fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, founded the famous university teaching hospital which bears his name. It is here that students on the Cambridge Medicine Programme will undertake all their practical hands-on investigations as an integral part of this unique experience.

Enquiries about the Programmes

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Dr Saeb-Parsy in theatre

Dr Saeb-Parsy in theatre

Director of Studies

Professor Kourosh Saeb-Parsy | Director of Studies for the Medicine Programme

Professor Saeb-Parsy, the Medicine Programme Director of Studies, who is responsible for designing and delivering the Programme, is a Professor at Cambridge University in the Department of Surgery and a Consultant Transplant Surgeon.

His personal story is inspirational. Professor Saeb-Parsy arrived in the UK at the age of 14 with his family, speaking very little English. At first he and his brother struggled to communicate with their teachers. However, Professor Saeb-Parsy and his brother, also a doctor, were driven by passion and a commitment to hard work from a very early age. Professor Saeb-Parsy secured a place to study Medicine at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, qualified as a doctor in 2001, become a College Fellow in 2003, Director of Studies in Clinical Medicine in 2004 and was appointed a University Lecturer in Transplant Surgery in 2012, and a University Reader in Transplantation in 2018.

In addition to his clinical work, Professor Saeb-Parsy leads a research group focused on transplantation, regenerative medicine and cancer. Research by Professor Saeb-Parsy’s group has won numerous awards and prizes, including the Medawar Medal of British Transplantation Society on three occasions (2013, 2017, 2018), the Presidential distinction of the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (2016) and the President’s Award European Society for Organ Transplantation (2011).

Professor Saeb-Parsy brings his hallmark passion and drive to the Medicine Programme, making it truly world-class in its scope and quality.

Sessions Include

Operating Theatre Experience (Hands-on on-site session) Introduction to the Anaesthetic Room, Operating Theatre and Post-Operative Recovery Room

Basic Life Support (Hands-on, on-site session)

Anatomy Dissection Room (Hands-on on-site session) – Anatomy and dissection teaching using fresh animal specimens

Experimental Biology Laboratory (Hands-on on-site session) Conduct real medical school physiology experiment

Medical Interview Practice (Workshop)

Presentation Skills (Classroom) How to give effective biology and medical PowerPoint Presentations

Anatomy (Classroom)  Taster Anatomy teaching from medical school curriculum

Communication Skills (Workshop)  Teaching on how to communicate effectively with patients, including dealing with difficult circumstances and breaking bad news

Physiology (Classroom) Taster Physiology teaching from medical school curriculum

Medical Ethics (Workshop) Key ethical issues in Medicine

Cancer (Workshop) Causes, Pathology and Treatment

Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine (Workshop) Teaching on stem cells and their applications

Biotechnology and Digital Health (Workshop) Current and future trends in biotechnology and Information Technology in Medicine

Cardiovascular Disease (Classroom) Teaching on causes and treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Clinical Skills (Workshop) Basic clinical examination skills, including measuring blood pressure, heart and lung examination, including interaction with a real patient

Essay Writing Workshop  (Classroom) – How to write good biological and medical essays


Fees – £5,900. This covers:

  • Tuition and Teaching Materials
  • Accommodation
  • All Meals, including lunches
  • Cost of visits and travel to and from the airport

It does not cover air-fares, travel insurance or pocket money.


  • Admission to the Medicine Programme is for students aged 15 or above.
  • In some circumstances, we may ask for the applicant to provide a reference from the school and a copy of their latest school report.
  • Students from one of our participating schools should apply via their school. (Please follow the School’s own timetable for Applications).