Congratulations on successfully completing Stage 1 of the application process and receiving a provisional offer of a placement with Cambridge University School of Clinical Medicine.
In order to complete your application and secure your placement you must complete the required steps by the date specified in your offer letter:
- All students must complete steps 1 – 3 as instructed below.
- Students who are non-UK or Irish nationals must complete step 4 in addition to the above steps.
Please be aware that if you do not complete the required steps by the deadline specified in your offer letter or if the documentation that you provide does not meet our requirements your placement will be offered to a student on the waiting list.
For more information about the entry requirements for an elective placement please visit our website.
If you have a query about the Stage 2 application you can contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following non-refundable fees must be paid by the date specified in your offer letter. Make your payment online at School of Clinical Medicine: Stage 2 Application Fee (OH + administrative fees) | University of Cambridge. Please note, fees may be subject to change.
|Occupational Health Fee
Occupational Health Form
If you successfully complete Stage 2 of the application process you will be asked to attend an Occupational Health Appointment on the first day of your placement for immunisation screening. This is in accordance with the Department of Health (DOH) guidance for standard communicable disease screening checks required for all new NHS healthcare workers. The screening checks are outlined on the Occupational Health page of our website. This ensures that all students are adequately protected to undertake clinical activities, minimising infection risk to both patients and staff. For more information about Occupational Health please visit the Occupational Health page on our website.
In preparation for this the University Occupational Health Service requests that all students complete and return an Occupational Health Form prior to their placement.
Download your Visiting Elective Medical Student Health Assessment form, complete it and return directly to Occupational Health at the email address listed below:
If you have any queries regarding the forms or Occupational Health, please contact the OH team directly, as they are the best people to answer questions in this regard.
Your form must be received by the Occupational Health Service by the date specified in your offer letter. Please be aware that the OH team is very busy and can sometimes take longer than expected to confirm safe receipt of your form. Delays on their part will not affect your application.
The School of Clinical Medicine requires original copies or scans of the following documentation in order to complete your application:
|Passport – A certified* and stamped coloured copy of your passport (valid for the selected placement dates) must be provided.
Police Background Check (enhanced DBS or equivalent)
|Students whose proof of English proficiency nearly missed the score required will be automatically registered for our in house language test with the language centre. It consists of 3 online modules (Listening, Reading and Writing) and a phone conversation (Speaking). The current fee for this test is £93.
If you do not wish to take this test, please inform us of your decision immediately. Instead, you will be required to provide one our accepted English certificates as soon as possible.
Covid-19 vaccination evidence – We will require you to provide evidence that you have received both the first and second doses of one of the three COVID-19 vaccines approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). You may be asked this again by the Occupational Health team.
Recognised evidence of COVID-19 vaccination:
NHS appointment cards cannot be used as proof of vaccination status.
*The copy of your passport must be certified. You will have to go to your administrator at the University and show them your passport (original) and the coloured copy (printed) of it. They will just need to stamp the copy with the official University stamp (dated) and write:
“I certify that this is a true rendition of the document presented to me” + their full name and role/job + the date + a signature.
If you cannot get this done at your University, other available options would be:
– Ask a solicitor
– Ask at a police station
– Ask at a post office
– Ask at the town hall or equivalent
The above documentation can be sent to us by email:
Your documents must be received by the Clinical School by the date specified in your offer letter.
Step 4 is only for non-UK and Irish nationals.
As a student from a country that is outside the UK and British isles you will be required to obtain a Visitor Visa for the duration of your placement. You will be permitted to undertake the Elective as a visitor to the UK when previously, you would have required a Short Term Study Visa. The School of Clinical Medicine will issue a Visa letter for immigration purposes three months before your elective start date.
If you are not a visa national, you are not required to apply for a visa in advance of travelling to the UK. However, we still need you to fill in the Visitor Visa form.
If you already have a Visitor visa or have permanent residence in the UK or British isles, please send us the relevant documentation at:
If you do not have one, please click here to complete your Visitor Visa form.
It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure that they remain up to date with visa requirements as they may be subject to change without notice by UK visas and immigration.