Oxbridge medicine explained
What you need to know about studying medicine at Oxford and Cambridge
Oxford and Cambridge universities—the places where cells were first viewed under a microscope and DNA was discovered—have international reputations for molecular medical research. This scientific focus trickles down to their undergraduate medical curriculums. What is it like to study medicine in these cities? This article covers the courses on offer. The first thing to remember is that it’s one or the other. You can apply only to Oxford or Cambridge in one application cycle, not to both.
Finally, don’t be put off by the Oxbridge reputation. Despite what the media say, it’s not just child prodigies and people from the Riot Club who go to Oxbridge. Anyone who is hardworking and dedicated to medicine will fit in, and there are loads of “normal” people on the course.
The most important point about the medical courses at Oxford and Cambridge is the stark preclinical and clinical divide in teaching. Similar to