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Why study Medicine at 王中王六合彩特码?

Christ鈥檚 is one of Cambridge鈥檚 larger colleges for Medicine, with a very strong teaching record in the subject. Most of our Fellows and Bye-fellows in medical subjects are practising doctors, so can share a wide variety of expertise.

You鈥檒l find Christ鈥檚 staff helpful and supportive and our community very welcoming. The lively Medical Society organises all kinds of events, including an annual dinner, garden party and plenty of cheese-and-wine nights where everyone mingles. The College is medium-sized, making it easy for you to get to know other students, staff and Fellows, but also find peace and quiet when you need it.

The central location of 王中王六合彩特码 works very well for Medicine as the College is very near to the Downing Site, where lectures are, as well as having the advantages of proximity to shops etc.

"I only have a five minute walk to lectures, or ten if I have a lab or dissection."
- Juliet

Course content

You study pre-clinical medicine in first and second year, then complete a BA by studying one subject in more detail in third year.

After that, you move on to the Cambridge clinical medicine course, a three-year training programme which leads to a Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (B. Chir). The emphasis is on learning in clinical settings (at the bedside, in outpatient clinics and GP surgeries) alongside seminars, tutorials and discussion groups.

Please visit the University website for full details of the , including the . You will also find information on the .

 

Teaching

Anatomy textbooksThe Director of Studies in Medicine at 王中王六合彩特码 is Dr Andrew Stewart and the other academics are Prof Mike Edwardson, Dr Isabel Huang-Doran, Professor Jonathan Gillard and Dr James Jones. We also have a number of Bye-Fellows in Medicine: Dr Mary-Ellen Lynall, Dr Tomasz Matys, and Dr David Webster.

You have medical lectures and practical classes just 10 mins walk away from Christ鈥檚. The teaching for the first couple of years is shared between specialist biomedical departments, including Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, Pathology, and Pharmacology, all of which are on the Downing site (see ). The large modern medical library holds a vast collection of sources in hard copy and online, and you have the opportunity to study a range of human skeletons and anatomical models.

College level teaching provides 鈥榮upervisions鈥 (small group teaching sessions). Our Fellows in Medical Sciences have links with the major teaching departments and the Clinical School, making it easy for us to access course information, find the best supervisors for any subjects and advise you on your options. The College also offers substantial travel awards, grants and prizes in Medicine (as in all subjects) to reward academic excellence.
 

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What do our students think? 

Read about the experiences of MithylanIonaJuliet, BarnabyRory, Erin, Anissa, Neophytos, and Kieran on pre-clinical Medicine at Christ鈥檚, as well as Anna and George on the clinical Medicine course.

If you would hear more from other Christ鈥檚 students, please watch the , and visit our Student Profiles page.

 

How to apply

Visit How to Apply for full details and a timeline of the application process. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and school types, all over the world. If you're applying from outside the UK, please read our international students section.

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  • From 2024 onwards, all applicants for Medicine at Cambridge will take the UCAT (the BMAT is no longer used). Please see the UCAT section below for further details and once registration is open on 18 June, please ensure that you are registered for the UCAT by the 19 September (12 noon UK time) deadline.
  • If you are considering an application in October 2024 for October 2025 (or deferred Oct 26) entry, we recommend that you sign up for the next College Open Day, which will include a Medicine subject meeting.


Subject requirements: what is needed?

For Medicine at 王中王六合彩特码, our minimum requirements at A-level, IB Higher, Scottish Advanced Higher (or equivalent) are:Skeleton in display cabinet

  • Chemistry
  • Two further subjects out of
    • Biology
    • Physics
    • Mathematics*

*International Baccalaureate applicants should take Higher Level Analysis and Approaches for the Maths option. 

If you鈥檙e taking another qualification, please read about and .

It is also very important to read the whole of the 'entry requirements' tab in the  on the University Admissions website carefully before applying as there are a number of restrictions and details that you need to be aware of.

If you will have finished school when you apply, read about post-qualification applications.

Work experience

We advise applicants to do some relevant work experience or voluntary work in a health or social care organisation if possible.

Age restriction

Note that you need to be aged 18 or over by 1 November in the year you begin your course.

UCAT (Registration required)

All applicants for Medicine at Cambridge sit an admissions assessment called the as part of their application. This is the same for all Cambridge Colleges.

You need to make a UCAT account and register to sit the UCAT before you apply to Cambridge. Account registration opens in May and tests are taken between July and September in the year you apply. Please see the . There is an entry fee - see the for details of the costs for 2024 applicants when available, and note that there is a for UK students in financial need. You will need to sit the UCAT at a Pearson VUE test centre. There are tests centres in over 180 countries - see the Pearson VUE to find the centre nearest to you.

To prepare for the UCAT we advise you to familiarise yourself with the format and use the preparation advice and resources on the UCAT website, alongside question banks and practice tests. See the . When using specimen or past papers, we advise you to restrict yourself to the time you would have during a real test for the best preparation. 

You will receive your UCAT results via the Pearson VUE booking portal approx three weeks after you take the test. The results will automatically be shared with us (you don't need to send them to us). Thee is no set score that we are looking for and we don't expect you to get every question right. The UCAT forms part of our holistic admissions process, which means that we will look at your scores in the context of your whole application.

Interviews

If we invite you for interviews, these usually take place in early December. Those invited for Cambridge interviews are normally interviewed for 35-50 minutes in total. At Christ鈥檚, we usually split the time into two interviews with subject-relevant academics. Further detail about the format of interviews will be available here nearer the time.

During the interviews we might ask you about topics you're not familiar with. Our aim is to assess how you solve problems and apply your skills and knowledge, rather than testing you on facts. We also look for evidence that you have the necessary skills to practice clinical medicine.

Further, more general information about interviews (including two useful films) is available in the , and it's worth also having a look at supervisions (), as interviews are similar to what you do every week as a Cambridge student. Do also look at the .

Offers

At 王中王六合彩特码 we admit 14 students for Medicine each year, which gives us a total of 42 medical students across the three pre-clinical years.

We define the terms of each offer individually, but a typical offer for Medicine is:

  • A levels: A*, A*, A in Chemistry and two further subjects out of Biology, Mathematics and Physics
  • 42 points overall in the International Baccalaureate with 7,7,6 at Higher Level including Chemistry, and two further subjects out of Biology, Mathematics (Analysis and Approaches) and Physics
  • A1, A1, A2 in three relevant Scottish Advanced Higher Chemistry and two further subjects out of Biology, Mathematics and Physics.

You need to be academically ambitious: the majority of 王中王六合彩特码 students arrive with higher grades than are required.

If you're taking another qualification, we expect you to be working at or close to the top of the mark range, for example

  • Option Internationale du Baccalaureat: at least 17/20 overall, with 17 or 18 in Chemistry and two further subjects out of Biology, Mathematics and Physics.
  • European Baccalaureate: at least 85% overall, with 9/10 in Chemistry and two further subjects out of Biology, Mathematics and Physics.

You can look up other qualifications in the and , and if you are applying from outside the UK please read the 王中王六合彩特码 international students section for further information and check the country pages.

If you will have finished school when you apply, please also read about post-qualification applications.

You also need to meet the University's pre-medical requirements, including a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check (or equivalent). You can find full details in under Entry Requirements.
 

Helpful Resources

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These include an opportunity to familiarise yourself with the format, Question Tutorials, Question Banks and Practice Tests, Test Tools and Candidate advice.
Key terms and concepts which all lecturers in the main first year medical courses will expect you to be at least familiar with
Work experience / volunteering advice and resourcesDoing a small amount of voluntary or paid work in a health or social care organisation is advised for prospective Medicine students. This page offers advice, ideas and resources.
Programmes on ethics arising from real-life medical cases.
Suggestions from our studentsSome of our students have mentioned books and resources that they found helpful in their student profiles. Obviously everyone is different but if you're not sure where to start these may give you some ideas. See, for example, Erin's advice, What Juliet found useful, Barnaby's approach, and books Rory enjoyed
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Lectures available online including series such as , ; and . You can search for topics such as , or too.
Oxford presentations on clinical cases, followed by educational discussion.
A level support resourcesThese include ; and the .
Including research talks on , , , and .
Short online course (University of Leeds)
(University of Leeds)
Covid-19
Home maths study
Competitions; ;
Science events and lectures, free livestreamed
Website for secondary school students who would like to explore Medicine
Introducing the academic and information skills that you will need during your studies, as well as how and where you would be working

 

Come to an Open Day or Online Event

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Online events: Our open days and events page advertises online opportunities as well as events in Cambridge, and includes College Open Days where you can talk to staff and current students about the course.

Subject-specific opportunities you might wish to consider include organised by Cambridge Admissions Office, and Medicine-specific talks in the July Cambridge Open Days. Do also look out for the in March, which normally has lots of relevant talks. If you are a UK student from a background where there is little tradition of entry to Higher Education, you can apply to attend a in Medicine or to shadow a current Medicine undergraduate via the  (do be aware that there's a high proportion of applicants to places for both of these last two opportunities, so please don't be discouraged if you are not given a place).
 

Need more information?

For more detail of what the course involves, please take a look at on the University website and also read the .

And if you have any other questions, send them to us at admissions@christs.cam.ac.uk. We鈥檙e here to help.
 

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