Medical Schools

Cambridge

Medicine at University of Cambridge Medical School

Overview of The University of Cambridge Medical School

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Cambridge Medicine excels in league tables. Cambridge has 3 pre-clinical years, after which you can, if you get a place, continue at Cambridge for 3 clinical years or complete them somewhere else (many go on to medical schools in London or Oxford). 


The pre-clinical years are rigorous with lots of lectures, practicals and small-group supervised sessions. In the third year, students study a chosen subject in more depth. This is usually one related to biological medicine but can be a research project or something unrelated to medicine. The emphasis during the clinical years is on learning in clinical settings: at the bedside, in outpatient clinics and in GP surgeries, which is supported by seminars, tutorials and discussion groups.

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Course Structure - University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine

At Cambridge, you study the medical sciences first, before learning to apply that knowledge to medical practice as a clinical student. The first three years (pre-clinical studies) involve lectures, practical classes (including dissections) and supervisions, with typically 20-25 timetabled teaching hours each week. The emphasis during the clinical studies (Years 4, 5 and 6) is on learning in clinical settings: at the bedside, in outpatient clinics and in GP surgeries, which is supported by seminars, tutorials and discussion groups.

Cambridge Medicine Requirements

GCSE

No specific requirements, but successful applicants will generally have 7s and above in all GCSEs

A Levels

A*A*A.


Must include Chemistry & Biology/Maths/Physics. 

Some colleges require 3 subjects

IB

40-42 points with 776 at Higher Level

Scottish Higher

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Scottish Advanced

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