Cambridge is renowned for its medical science. 26 of its 117 Nobel Prizes were for Medicine and the course reflects this being strongly science based. Much of your teaching will be given by people who are active in research, meaning there will be plenty of chances to keep up with new developments in science and medicine. However it’s not all about work and there are many (too many!) other opportunities to indulge your sporting, musical and artistic interests. The first two years of the course focus heavily on the science underlying medicine. In the third year the choice widens and you can go into one area of this in more depth or take a course in something quite different. Peterhouse medics have done both, some achieving quite significant findings in their research while a few have ventured into degrees in English, Music, Arabic, Engineering and Theology! Through all three years you have the advantage of the College supervision system where weekly small group tutorials cover the subject matter of your lectures and extends them into the clinical relevance of the course.
Two of our students have produced a series of vlogs to describe the course better – follow the link and find out about it and how they themselves both came to Peterhouse.