Our doctor founder envisioned the medical summer school while engaging in peace building activities in war torn countries and believes to this day, that it was in those moments while sharing knowledge and food, life changing experiences could be had that could benefit the future course of peoples lives for the better.
The summer school itself has a history of 10 years, in the next 10 years an epic modernisation is envisioned to help future doctors diagnose, treat and monitor disease in patients and provide insight on technological advancement in a specialty of choice.
Diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of disease is becoming increasingly complex and stressful for the modern medical student due to the increasingly massive continuum of data, knowledge, information and data generated in medicine. Obtaining some of the best strategies to learn about and even retrieve information in an ever expanding specialty is one of the main aims of the summer school. Engage with other medical students from all over the world in an entertaining and educational atmosphere to make lifelong friends to encourage lifelong learning is one of the other main objectives of the summer school.
Junior doctors increasingly need to make a decision on the specialty they would like to engage with for the rest of their life and summer school aims to shine a light on “the good, the bad and the ugly” aspects of a specialty. This can be done before reaching a ‘crossroads’ of choosing a career while attending the summer school with a clear understanding of the merits and demerits, pressures and challenges, and long-term prospects.
In addition, the experience of the summer school was designed to shine a light on other specialties that may not be introduced during the undergraduate medical school years. In this way new and up and coming specialties which require curious and brave new future doctors can be inspired to engage with other leaders in that nascent specialty!