Medicine At Cambridge, we offer two medicine courses – the Standard Course and the Graduate Course. With both, our aim is to educate students to become compassionate, thoughtful, skilled members – and leaders – of the medical profession. Hard work, very rewarding 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. Graduates are entitled to hold provisional registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) with a licence to practise, subject to demonstrating to the GMC that they are fit to practise. To achieve full registration as a doctor, you must complete a two-year period of satisfactory service in a Foundation Programme post and continue to meet fitness to practise requirements.
The MB/PhD Programme Designed for Standard Course (A100) medical students who are planning a career in academic medicine, the MB/PhD Programme intercalates three years of research with the three years of clinical studies in Cambridge. See online for details. Postgraduate Foundation Programmes The Clinical School works closely with Health Education East of England to provide Foundation Programmes as the first part of postgraduate education. During your Foundation Programme, usually at the end of Year 1, you receive full registration with the GMC provided that you can demonstrate that you are fit to practise medicine.
Careers Most UK graduates go on to work in the NHS, and about half become general practitioners. There is a broad spectrum of hospital-based careers across medical, surgical and other specialisms, but healthcare is moving towards a more community-centred model of delivery, and consequently doctors are increasingly expected to deliver healthcare in a range of settings.
NHS Bursaries NHS Bursaries (www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/students) are available for eligible Medicine students from Year 5 of the Standard Course (A100), or from Year 2 of the Graduate Course (A101).
Fact file UCAS code
Typical offers require
A Level A*A*A
IB 40-41 points, with 776 at Higher Level
Duration Six years 2014 entry Applications per place: 6 Number accepted: 268
Other qualifications See p143-5 See box on p82 for subject requirements Admissions test All Colleges require Standard Course applicants to take the BMAT (www.cam.ac.uk/tests/)
Age Applicants must be 18 by the start of the second term of Year 1 Colleges Standard Course available at all Colleges except Hughes Hall Location Map references D, M (see p152-5)