The Clinical Skills Unit consists of two components;

The Clinical Skills Centre – a purpose built facility embedded within Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The CSC is the main location for practical and communications skills training within the undergraduate curriculum and houses the offices of the Clinical Skills Unit manager, the Clinical Skills Tutor and their support staff.

Clinical Communication Skills – responsible for organising the CCS course which runs as a vertical strand throughout the Clinical School curriculum. The overall aim of this strand is to provide students with a thorough grounding in the skills of medical interviewing.The Cambridge Clinical School has pioneered the development of a unique model of teaching medical interviewing skills involving integration of communication skills teaching with ‘traditional’ clinical method teaching known as the comprehensive clinical method.