Information on the Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos on the School of Biological Sciences web site. The Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos (MVST) is the pre-clinical course followed by students wishing to become doctors or vets. In the first two years (Parts IA and IB) some of the constituent courses are taken in common by both sets of students while some are parallel.
The programme in clinical medicine is based at the Cambridge University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (Addenbrookes Hospital) situated on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, an outstanding centre for clinical practice, medical education and biomedical research.
The MB/PhD Programme leads to the MB, BChir and PhD degrees and is designed for medical students who are interested in academic or research careers by enabling them to integrate a three-year period of research with their clinical education.
Cambridge Graduate Course
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.