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The University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine aims to provide leadership in education, discovery and healthcare. The School will achieve this through: inspirational teaching and training, outstanding basic and clinical research and integration of these to improve medical practice for both individual patients and the population.
The School will:
- through inspirational teaching and training, educate individuals who:
- will become exceptional doctors or biomedical scientists
- combine a depth of scientific understanding with outstanding clinical and communication skills
- demonstrate a caring, compassionate and professional approach to patients and the public and
- are equipped to become future international leaders of their profession.
- through its commitment to the pursuit of excellence, support scientists of international standing in basic and clinical research aiming to:
- understand fundamental biology and thereby the mechanisms underlying disease
- integrate basic and clinical research
- apply a rigorous mechanism-based approach to clinical problems and
- innovate to solve the health challenges of our society.
The School’s core values are:
- to uphold the rights of the individual to freedom of thought, freedom of expression, access to education and access to appropriate healthcare
- to respect the diversity of our students, academics, non-academic staff, patients and volunteers and value their different expertise and contributions to the life of the School
- to instil in our graduates, staff and alumni a life-long passion for the pursuit of excellence in the service of society and an understanding of their responsibility to engage with the public about their research.
The University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine aspires to change the practice of medicine and improve biological understanding in a wide range of clinical specialties and scientific disciplines. Collaborative research, both within biomedicine and crossing the boundaries to the mathematical, physical and social sciences, is key to our approach. The School also supports key enabling technologies and facilities in imaging, quantitative biology and medicine, and biological systems. The main areas of research interest are:
- Cancer Research
- Cardio-Respiratory Medicine
- Cellular mechanisms of disease
- Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
- Epidemiology, Public Health and Primary Care
- Genetics and Genetic Medicine
- Haematological and Transplantation Medicine
- Infection and Immunity
- Neurosciences and Mental Health
- Paediatrics and children’s health
- Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine