Medicine (Graduate course)

University of Cambridge
In Cambridge (England)

Price on request

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cambridge (England)
  • When:

Overview Medicine (Graduate course) at Cambridge Success in medicine requires application and hard work, both while studying and when in practice. However, it brings great rewards in terms of job satisfaction, involving as it does a combination of science and human interactions, and numerous career opportunities. Our medicine courses provide the education and training required to be one of tomorrow’s doctors, reflecting the latest advances in medical sciences and practice. In addition to the Standard Course (A100), we also offer the Cambridge Graduate Course in Medicine (CGCM, A101). Open to outstanding UK/EU graduates of any discipline, successful completion of the accelerated Graduate Course leads to the MB, BChir degrees in four years. International/overseas graduates may apply for the Standard Course (A100) as an affiliate student (places are limited). This four-year course (45 study weeks a year) integrates core medical science with clinical medicine, with an emphasis on the development of clinical skills through direct patient contact in hospital and community environments throughout East Anglia. The CGCM (A101) is intensely programmed and does not have the flexibility to allow additional degrees, optional study or exchange programmes. The University departments collaborate with the three Cambridge Colleges offering the course, six general practices in West Suffolk, and the West Suffolk Hospital (in Bury St Edmunds) – the main clinical base for the course. Full details of the course can be found on the Graduate Course in Medicine website. Additional course costs Details Estimated cost Years 1 and 2 Required: two lab coats £10 each Required: dissection kit, gloves, safety glasses, dissection manual, loan of locker and key £50 Required: University approved calculator £14 Required: travel in Year 1 (maximum) £25 Required: College rent fees in Year 2 (maximum) £130 Years 2 and 3 Required: travel in Year 3 (maximum) £25...

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Requirements: Entry Requirements Entry requirements  The Graduate Course in Medicine (A101) is open to UK/EU applicants who: hold a good Honours degree (II.1 or above) in any discipline (science subjects are most useful) also satisfy the GCSE and AS/A Level requirements (see course requirements below, most successful applicants typically have at least AAA at A Level or equivalent) Please note that you must complete a separate Graduate Course in Medicine...


Where and when

Starts Location
1 Trumpington Street, CB2 1QA, Cambridgeshire , England
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What you'll learn on the course

Medical Science
Clinical Studies
Medical training
IT Development
Skills and Training

Course programme

Course Outline

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.