Clare College Cambridge


Number of students per year: 10-12
Typical offer: A*A*A or 7,7,6 (42+ overall) in the IB or the equivalent in other educational systems. For Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers - Offers usually require AAA at Advanced Higher Grade; bands may be specified.
Essential subjects: A-level or equivalent in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics, Mathematics
Written assessment: All candidates are required to sit the 2-hour Biomedical Admissions Test (the BMAT) before coming to interview. For pre-A-level candidates this is normally taken within your school/college, and individual arrangements are made for post A-level candidates. We will decide which candidates to invite to interview once we have the results of the BMAT.


Why choose medicine at Cambridge?

The Cambridge course differs sharply from that of most other medical schools. The aim is not only to train students in medicine to the highest standards, but also to have the skills needed to improve patient treatment through research. The first two years of the course provide a comprehensive training in the sciences that underpin clinical medicine. In the third year students can choose to study one of a wide range of subjects in depth. This gives everyone the opportunity to develop skills in evaluating evidence and rigorously testing hypotheses essential for discovering how to improve patient care. The final three years of the course are spent at Addenbrooke's Hospital, a leading teaching hospital at the forefront of medical care internationally.

Further information about the medical course at Cambridge can be found in the Undergraduate Prospectus and School of Clinical Medicine webpages.

Why choose to study medicine at Clare?

Our students come from a diverse range of backgrounds.  Clare medics are friendly and supportive, and there is a lively student run Medical Society that brings together medics from all 6 years of the course. The college has excellent facilities to support medics in their studies and  a huge range of clubs and societies.

In the first two years all students get weekly tutorials in each subject.  These last an hour and are an opportunity for groups of 3-4 students to discuss their questions with expert supervisors, most of whom are clinicians who can bring the course alive by showing how it connects with treating patients. 

 Watch a mock interview for Medicine here

Link to University Subject Page


Clare Teaching staff


Fellows in Medical Science

See Student Profiles: Tristan Withers Snigdha Reddy

 Photo credit: Sir Cam


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