Medicine & Life Sciences
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Subject OverviewWhether students are passionate about human biology, intrigued by medical technology, or driven to become a doctor themselves, studying Medicine & Life Sciences online with Reach Cambridge is the ideal introduction. These intensive sessions combine a solid anatomical foundation and understanding of the body, with the questions and challenges that continue to fascinate some of the world's brightest minds, hundreds of years after modern medicine was born! Our medically trained teachers introduce students to a range of subjects taught by scientists at the cutting edge of biological and medical research and work with students to uncover the mysteries of anatomy, trauma, emergency medicine, pharmacology, physiology, biological and medical research and much more!
Whichever subject(s) you choose to study with us, you have a number of options in terms of how your learning experience is designed. Broadly we take three slightly different approaches depending on the needs of the student, and you should discuss your desired approach during your free advice session. Our three approaches are as follows:
- A pre-University course, which prepares you for university study by offering a general overview of the subject at university level, tailored to your interests
- Ongoing tutoring, which typically focusses on specific requirements such as an upcoming exam or additional support in a particular area
- A research project, which incorporates a deep dive into a particular aspect of your chosen subject as well as key skills required for university level study and an assessed presentation component at the end of the course. For this option, students must choose a tuition package and also a research project ‘add-on.’
Please let your personal adviser know your preferences during your advice session and they will be delighted to put together a bespoke package for you.
Remember: You can study more than one subject with us and many of our students do exactly that.
Introduction to a Course
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All Reach Cambridge online courses include the following:
- A personalised course on your chosen subject for your chosen number of hours (hours represent one-to-one contact time)
- A tutor dedicated to your growth and the Reach Cambridge online courses learning objectives
- Optional add-ons such as Research Projects, Study skills and Leadership skills
- Homework assignments can be provided upon request at no additional cost
- Flexible timings to suit you and your tutor
- A complimentary reflection session at the end of the course
- A course report and certificate from your course tutor
- Special discounts for our residential programs
Why not complement your academic course with one of our add-ons?
Research Project (5 hours)
Students choosing our research project must first choose an academic bundle of 10, 20 or 40 hours in their chosen subject and then also select the research project add-on. Your tutor will work with you to design a project as the focus of your academic tuition. The research project add-on comprises sessions specifically focussed on the skills you will need to hone at university level as well as preparing you for a formal presentation, which you will make to an independent academic at the end of your course. Following your presentation you will receive a research project certificate and report from your course tutor.
Exam and Interview Prep (5 hours)
Do you have a very particular goal in mind? An exam or set of exams that you are focussed upon or a particular interview or set of interviews that you would like to prepare for? Our exam and interview prep classes are designed to do two things. The first is to ensure you have the key skills to succeed: revision techniques and exam preparation for example or public speaking and presentation skills. The second is to pair that skillset with the particular knowledge that will be relevant in the exam(s) or interview(s) you are targeting. And that is where our bespoke packages come into their own - you will be paired with tutors that have both particular subject knowledge as well as the skills you will require to succeed.
Study Skills (5 hours)
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.
Leadership Skills (5 hours)
What does it take to be a young leader and global citizen in today's world? In a world as bustling and busy as ours is today, stepping up to make a difference can be a daunting task. Through this online course, students consider questions of leadership, youth involvement, the role of the internet and social media in 21st-century leadership, global vs. local engagement, and how leadership can be used to make the world a better, kinder place. In parallel to these theoretical discussions, students are challenged to consider the most important issues facing the world today and to develop their own forms of leadership. Workshops on public speaking, presentation skills, interview skills, exam and revision help, academic writing, and more, will reinforce leadership discipline and ideals and help tomorrow’s young leaders to achieve their goals!
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, 2018
I was always happy when I woke up in the morning, because I knew I would have fun.
Naïs, Medical Sciences & Chemistry, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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…
Raseel, Medicine & Life Sciences, 2015
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