Success in medicine requires application and hard work, both while you.re learning and when you enter practice. However, it brings great rewards in terms of job satisfaction and the variety of career opportunities within the profession. Learning about and practising medicine is also very enjoyable, involving as it does a combination of applied science and human interactions. The environment in which different types of medicine are practised is rich and varied, and obviously continually changing, and doctors continue to learn throughout their working lives.
Reading medicine at comprises of two phases, a three year pre-clinical Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos (MVST) after which about half of the students continue their Clinical Studies at the Cambridge Clinical School, based at Addenbrooke.s Hospital and the remainder go to other clinical schools. The first three years of the MSVT comprise of lectures, practical classes and examinations in a wide range of subjects including anatomy, biochemistry, genetics, neurobiology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, psychology and reproductive biology. The Clinical Course builds on the MSVT biomedical science education, developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to practise clinical medicine. Following an Introduction to Clinical Method, the curriculum consists of three stages and is built around a number of major themes.
Churchill College takes between 10 and 12 medics each year, of which a maximum of one may be an overseas applicant, which creates a strong sense of community. With a clinical and non-clinical Directors of Studies, Dr Barry Kingston and Dr Nicola Smith, the quality of supervision and care provided for medical students at Churchill is second to none. By fostering a collaborative and mutually supportive ethos, we are focused on the development of our students as individuals. As a College with a mission in science, unsurprisingly the College Library is particularly good for medical students - extremely well stocked with books as well as skeletons available for long-term loan. The college also has a Medical Society that arranges regular social functions and occasionally hosts visiting speakers to give after-dinner talks.
The standard entry requirements to Churchill College are available here. In addition to these arrangements when applying for Medicine it is important to note that:
These are the Fellows in Medicine Sciences at Churchill: