Medicine

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A vocational course which combines theoretical scientific knowledge with the practical skills required for a career in medicine.

Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to Medicine.

Overview

Overview πŸ”— 🌟 This is the Medicine section of the University undergraduate prospectus. The most important information about the course is here, including entry requirements, course structure, and prerequisites. It’s worth checking out the β€œResource” tab for help with entrance exams as well as reading lists, etc. If you have a particular college in mind it may be worth seeing if they have a medical application section – they may have a few other recommended books!

Faculty Website πŸ”— This is the official Faculty webpage for prospective undergraduates, which links to various resources.

Alternative Prospectus πŸ”— This is an unofficial prospectus put together by the Cambridge University Student Union; it’s written based on students’ perspectives and gives a better sense of what the day-to-day experience as a Medicine student is like, compared to official materials.

More things to explore

Studying Medicine at Trinity College, Cambridge πŸ”— 🌟 A great interview with Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald from the Department of Oncology - useful whether you are considering applying to Trinity or not!

The Cambridge MedSoc Guide to Applying to Medical School πŸ”— 🌟 A really useful guide compiled by current Cambridge Medicine students, about the application process and course content. In particular, check out the sections on writing Medicine personal statements, and preparing for common interview questions. The guide was written in 2019, so it is worth noting that expectations regarding work experience have been relaxed, as the university is mindful that Covid-19 will have inevitably prevented prospective applicants from completing work experience in the healthcare sector.

Cambridge Medicine Course Structure video πŸ”— This YouTube video, made by a current Cambridge Medicine student, goes into detail about the modules available in each year of the Medicine degree. It includes a useful summary of unique aspects of the Cambridge course, such as the intercalation year.

Magda Weronika YouTube channel πŸ”— 🌟 Magda is currently studying Medicine at Clare College, Cambridge. Over the last few years, she has made YouTube videos to document her experiences and provide an insight into the daily life of a Cambridge Medic.

CambTweet Medicine πŸ”— 🌟 Follow the daily life of a current Cambridge Medic through this Twitter account!

Application Resources

The Medic Collective: interview resources πŸ”— 🌟 A page dedicated to preparing for an Oxbridge Medicine interview, including YouTube videos and advice from current students.

Reading Lists πŸ”— These reading lists, compiled by King's College, are for the papers that first-years take. Don’t be intimidated by how long they are; they’re intended to be worked through over the course of a full academic year, and honestly no one reads everything anyway.

FAQ πŸ”— 🌟 Some examples of preparatory work for Medicine applicants and freshers.

Admissions test information πŸ”—

InsideUni Medicine interview experiences πŸ”— 🌟 Current students talk about their interview experience, as well as sharing some tips. We’re biased, but we think they’re useful!