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Medicine (Graduate Course)

The Graduate Course in Medicine is an accelerated four-year programme.

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Wolfson is one of four colleges – together with Lucy Cavendish (women only), Hughes Hall and St Edmund's – offering places to students on the Graduate Course in Medicine at the University of Cambridge.

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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.

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 email your Graduate Course in Medicine application for 2019 entry is 22 October 2018. The deadline for receipt of your UCAS application is xx October 2018.

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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Course Requirements

All applicants must meet the following requirements before entry: Applicants must have 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). In addition candidates must have 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 have at least three A Levels at grade A or A* in any subject, in addition to meeting the requirements in science/maths. Applicants also need a good BA Honours Degree, in any discipline, with a 2.i or above.

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, and are advised to contact us for guidance. Information on international A level equivalent qualifications can be found here.

Applicants are not expected to sit the BMAT. We do, however, strongly recommend obtaining medical/healthcare experience as a paid or volunteer worker, and the shadowing of medical professionals.

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.


Applicants should apply online through UCAS as well as completing the separate Graduate Course in Medicine Application Form. UCAS applications received without the form will be regarded as invalid.

Please note that this course is only open to applicants who are eligible for Home/EU fee status. International graduates may apply for affiliated entry to the Standard Course (A100); graduates from within the UK and EU may apply to both courses.


Interviews for short-listed applicants are held each year in late November and must be attended in Cambridge.

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

The Directors of Studies are Wolfson Admissions Tutor Dr Lesley MacVinish (Pre-Clinical), Dr Jeremy Webb (Clinical) and Thomas Pulimood.

Further information on the course can be found on the Clinical School and University of Cambridge website, as well as the CGCM Society.