Applicants for this course must complete a Graduate Course in Medicine application form, in addition to their UCAS application. The deadline for receipt of the completed Graduate Course in Medicine application form is 15 October. The form will be available on the University’s website from the beginning of July in the year of application, at http://www.study.cam.ac.uk but applicants can only be made from 1 September when the UCAS application becomes available.
The Cambridge Graduate Course (CGC) is four academic years long, starting in September of year one and finishing in June of year four (3 ¾ “actual” years). The emphasis is the acquisition of clinical skills by direct patient contact in hospital and community environments, and the integration of core medical science with clinical medicine.
Three graduate colleges, Hughes Hall, Lucy Cavendish and Wolfson participate in the programme providing academic and pastoral support as well as contributing to the selection process; and there are general practices in West Suffolk committed to the course.
The main clinical base of the course is the West Suffolk Hospital (a District General Hospital) with an attachment in a local General Practice which gives students the opportunity to learn medicine in the community context and to build a long term relationship with the general practitioners, the practice staff and their patients. Students also spend time in Cambridge at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, and during the “Specialist Clinical Practice” course students gain experience of working in regional hospitals throughout East Anglia.
The learning of medical science is based in the University of Cambridge.
Level 1 (Years 1-2): Core Clinical Practice and Core Medical Sciences
Level 2 (Year 3): Specialist Clinical Practice Course
Level 3 (Year 4): Applied Clinical Practice Course
Each Level of the curriculum is based on themes which allow integration of a wide range of medical subjects around core principles of health care.