Cambridge University Medical School
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TypeMedical school
Established1976
DeanPaul Wilkinson
Students280 per year
Location,
Coordinates: 52°10′34″N 0°08′31″E / 52.176°N 0.142°E / 52.176; 0.142 (School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge)
AffiliationsUniversity of Cambridge
Websitewww.medschl.cam.ac.uk

The School of Clinical Medicine is the medical school of the University of Cambridge in England. According to the QS World University Rankings 2020, it ranks as the 3rd best medical school in the world.[1] The school is located alongside Addenbrooke's Hospital and other institutions in multiple buildings across the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.[2]

The Clinical School

Students from the University of Cambridge typically enter the clinical school on completion of three years of pre-clinical training.[3] Approximately half of clinical training in Cambridge takes place at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with the other half located in regional hospitals and general practices across the east of England.[3]

The Clinical School was established in 1976 while construction of the new building at its present site was underway.[4] The clinical course was restructured in 2005 with the addition of a new final year, as the clinical course had previously been less than three years in length.[citation needed] Before 2017, approximately half of medical students left Cambridge after the pre-clinical course as there were not enough places on the clinical course for them all; common destinations included medical schools based in Oxford, London and Manchester. From 2017, all medical students continue to study in Cambridge for the full six years provided they pass the pre-clinical component of the course.[5][6]

Students at the School take either a six-year standard course or an accelerated graduate course. Around 280 students are accepted to the standard course each year (with 21 places for overseas fee-status applicants).[7] Around 40 students are accepted to the graduate course each year.[8]

Entry

Students enter the clinical course at Cambridge following satisfactory progression during the pre-clinical component of the combined medical course[9] or as part of the graduate course.[8]

Departments

Institutes

Herchel Smith Laboratory for Medicinal Chemistry

The Herchel Smith Laboratory for Medicinal Chemistry is a laboratory under the aegis of the Regius Professor of Physic in the School of Clinical Medicine.

Notable academics

The Regius Professorship of Physic is based at the School of Clinical Medicine. It is currently held by Patrick Maxwell.[citation needed]

Other current academics:

Former academics:

See also

References

  1. ^ "Medicine". Top Universities. 25 February 2020. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Campus Occupiers". Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Prospective Medical Students at the University of Cambridge". School of Clinical Medicine. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  4. ^ "History of the School". School of Clinical Medicine. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Exciting changes to medical education in Cambridge". School of Clinical Medicine. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Clinical Course (MB BChir) at the University of School of Clinical Medicine". School of Clinical Medicine. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  7. ^ Bonetti, Lisa (22 December 2020). "Medicine". www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  8. ^ a b Bonetti, Lisa (22 December 2020). "Medicine (Graduate Course)". www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  9. ^ "Clinical Course (MB BChir) at the University of School of Clinical Medicine". School of Clinical Medicine. Retrieved 1 January 2021.