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Medicine (Graduate Course)

  • Director of Studies Dr Lesley MacVinish (Yr 1&2): Dr Thomas Pulimood (Clinical Yr 3&5): Dr Jeremy Webb (Clinical Yr 3&4))
  • Faculty Website School of Clinical Medicine

The Graduate Course in Medicine is an accelerated four-year programme. Admissions are co-ordinated across four Colleges.

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Find out about studying graduate medicine in the University Undergraduate Prospectus.


Graduate Medicine at Wolfson

Wolfson offers places to students for the Graduate Course in Medicine at the University of Cambridge.

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.

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The Graduate Course in Medicine (A101) is open only to applicants who qualify for Home fee status.  For information about fee status, see here.

International graduates may apply for affiliated entry to the Standard Course (A100); Home fee status graduates may apply to both courses.

Please note that you must complete a separate Graduate Course in Medicine application form in addition to your UCAS application to apply for this course. The deadline to submit this additional form is 22 October. The deadline for receipt of your UCAS application is 15 October 2021. Applicants for the Graduate Course in Medicine are not required to complete the standard SAQ (Supplementary Application Questionnaire).

Due to the competitive nature of the course, it is important that you make sure you meet or will meet the below pre medical requirements and that you have appropriate healthcare experience before you apply for the course.

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Admissions Information

The University's entry requirements for Graduate Medicine can be found here.



We are looking for students who are highly motivated and enthusiastic about medicine and have the academic ability to learn very fast in a demanding course. You should have a strong scientific interest in medical sciences and a realistic view of Medicine as a career.

At the same time, we seek applicants who exhibit the human qualities of excellent clinicians, such as compassion, empathy, integrity and drive. Accordingly, the admissions process evaluates the applicants’ academic background and scientific aptitude, as well as evidence of exposure to relevant medical environments through volunteering or shadowing experiences.



All applicants must meet ALL the following requirements before entry:

  • A good BA Honours Degree, in any discipline, with a 2.i or above,
  • A Level Chemistry (normally passed at grade A or above within seven years of entry) and one of Biology/Human Biology, Physics, Mathematics (at A or AS level), AND
  • Basic numeracy and literacy skills as demonstrated by GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English Language, both at grade C or above, or their widely-recognised equivalent.

Most successful applicants will either:

  • have a first-class degree with at least three A-levels graded ABB or higher; OR
  • have an upper-second-class degree with at least three A-levels including multiple A* grades.

Applicants holding or sitting qualifications they believe to be comparable to the A-levels listed above will need to demonstrate, convincingly, that those qualifications involve an appropriate level of scientific and mathematical understanding. Information on international A-level equivalent qualifications can be found here.


Healthcare experience

We strongly advise obtaining medical/healthcare experience as a paid or volunteer worker in the private or public healthcare industry and the shadowing of medical professionals in hospital/GP practice. We look for varied and consistent hands-on patient care along with experience working within an NHS environment.

Guidance on obtaining healthcare experience during the pandemic



The format is multiple mini-interviews (normally 10 stations with each station lasting 5 minutes). The interviewers include clinicians, medical sciences experts and lay academics.