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Graduate Medicine (A101) Course Outline - Medicine

Candidates who wish to apply for this course must complete the specific graduate course in Medicine application form, which are available in both word and PDF format in addition to students' UCAS application. It must be noted that it is not possible to apply for deferred entry to Graduate Medicine course.

The graduate medicine course is well built and tailored with the intention of providing high standard education. It is a four-year medical course for exceptional graduates from all discipline. The course leads to the MB, BChir degree. The Bury St Edmunds is the main base for the Cambridge Graduate Course. The course is available only to UK and EU students. International students who wish to study medicine may apply for the undergraduate course A 100 MB/BChir. However, places are limited.

The Cambridge Graduate Course is open to candidates with a degree at least an upper second class honours degree or equivalent in any discipline and 'A' level chemistry. These applicants should also satisfy the pre-medical requirements.

Level One

In level one, students may follow the same core medical science course in the first four and half terms and appear for the second MB exam. Additionally, there are four clinical placements in West Suffolk. With the help of clinical placements, students learn clinical method. Students spend one and half days a week in general practice and other days in a hospital environment.

The clinical experience intercalation and the study of core science facilitate students to demonstrate the relevance of the core science and its amalgamation into clinical medicine. At the end of the period, students shall have completed their second MB and have a level of clinical proficiency as compare to the standard clinical course students at the end of their first clinical stage.

Level Two

The level two incorporates placements in the medical specialties. These can be at Addenbrooke's Hospital or other hospitals in the province.

Level Three

The level three is the final year, which is spent in clinical placement in West Suffolk when skills and knowledge obtained in the first three years. In this year, students' skills and knowledge are reinforced and developed in the preparation. The focus is given upon integration of primary care, secondary care and the specialties in order to follow the patient journey.

In the course, learning is carried out by small group sessions with a graduate course tutor, hospital groups led by a clinical supervisor, groups in general practice and the colleges. Students must be aware that the Cambridge Graduate Course in Medicine is extremely programmed. The course does not have the flexibility to allow additional degree, exchange programmes or optional study. If students are interested in taking part in such schemes, then they are advised to apply for a place to study the standard medicine course as an affiliated student.

Financial Support

The Cambridge Graduate Course in Medicine Bursary may help first year students on the Cambridge Graduate Course in Medicine (A 101) to meet their tuition fees. Students are advised to visit the Cambridge Graduate Course in Medicine Bursary website to know more information about the bursary and to apply for this course.


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