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The Cambridge Graduate Course in Medicine

The Cambridge Graduate Course in Medicine (CGCM) is a partnership between the West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust, the University of Cambridge, local General Practices and three University of Cambridge Colleges.

It is a four year course for 20 graduates of any discipline. It starts in September of year one and ends in June of year four. The aim is to acquire clinical skills by direct patient contact and integrate medical science with clinical medicine.

The clinical base is at the West Suffolk Hospital, where a multi-disciplinary Education Centre has been built. This opened in February 2003 and provides students and other hospital staff with a modern learning facility.

The West Suffolk Hospital Associate Clinical Dean is Consultant Physician Dr John Clark.

The course started on 24 September 2001 when the first students were admitted to one of the three Colleges: Hughes Hall, Lucy Cavendish College or Wolfson College. The students return regularly to West Suffolk throughout the course to gain practical experience and clinical teaching. The course also involves six local general practices, so that students can see patients being cared for from primary care onwards, and thus appreciate the contribution of all partners to the health care of patients.

Further Information:

Course Prospectus: This can be found in the Undergraduate Admissions section on the Cambridge University website. This page contains a link to a more detailed guide to the course.

Course Specification: This can be found on the Cambridge University School of Medicine website.

Colleges offering the course:


Hughes Hall College

Lucy Cavendish College

(women only)

Wolfson College


Being a mature student at Cambridge: This publication , produced by the Cambridge University Admissions office, contains some information about being a graduate student in Cambridge.


 The West Suffolk Hospital Education Centre

Last updated: 19 Mar 2015 10:35:32.083

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