Medicine (Graduate course)University of Cambridge
Price on request
- Bachelor's degree
- Cambridge (England)
What you'll learn on the course
Skills and Training
Applicants for this course must complete a Graduate Course in Medicine application form (see related documents, right), in addition to their UCAS application.Level 1 (Years 1 and 2) Core Medical Science and Clinical Medicine
In Level 1, you follow the same core medical science teaching as those on the Standard Course in Medicine pre-clinical studies for four and a half terms (see the Graduate Course website for details).
In addition, there are five clinical placements in West Suffolk (during the University vacations) through which you learn clinical skills. One and a half days a week are spent in a local general practice and the other days in a hospital environment.
This intercalation of clinical experience and the study of core science helps to demonstrate the relevance of the core science and its integration into clinical medicine.
At the end of this period you complete your Second MB exams and have a level of clinical competence comparable to the standard Clinical Studies students at the end of their first clinical stage.Level 2 Specialist Clinical Practice
Level 2 consists of placements in the medical specialties and is based around the stages of the human lifespan:
- growth, development and childhood illness
- women’s health
- major adult diseases – cardiothoracic medicine, oncology, infectious disease
- neurosciences, rheumatology and orthopaedics
These placements may be at Addenbrooke's Hospital or other hospitals in East Anglia, learning alongside the Standard Course clinical studies students.Level 3 Applied Clinical Practice
Level 3 (the final year) is spent in clinical placements in West Suffolk, when Levels 1 and 2 skills and knowledge are reinforced and developed in preparation for practice.
The emphasis in Level 3 is on integration of primary care, secondary care and the specialties, and following the 'patient journey'.
Throughout the course, learning is supported by small-group sessions with a Graduate Course Tutor (a senior clinician in West Suffolk); groups in general practice and the Colleges; and hospital groups led by a clinical supervisor (a doctor in training).
For further information about studying the Medicine (Graduate course) at the University of Cambridge see the School of Clinical Medicine website.