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Dissecting Medicine at Cambridge

  • 31 January 2019

Around 75 aspiring Medicine students from state schools and sixth forms in our link areas – including Hertfordshire, Norfolk and several London boroughs – were welcomed into College today for our second annual Medicine Access Day.

The day, organised by our Schools Liasion Officer and Medicine Access Officer, was aimed at de-mystifying the application process by providing an insight into life as a Medicine student at University.

The aspiring Medics got to hear from current students, as well as attending short supervision-style seminars and a lecture on cardiac output by Caius Director of Studies in Medicine, Dr James Fraser. Our Schools Liaison Officer, Rosie Costello, also shared top tips on making a competitive application; her suggestions included being specific in your personal statement about which sub-topics in Medicine interest you the most, and to demonstrate your passion by completing super-curricular activities – these are academic-related activities that go beyond the school curriculum. 

 “We wanted to show the students what studying Medicine at Cambridge would be like, to encourage them to be confident in themselves, and hopefully to inspire them to apply,” said Rosie.

Aside from the seminars and lectures, the Year 12 students were also shown around the College’s famous Courts and beautiful Library, before enjoying lunch in Hall.

“I was delighted to see our current medical students organise such a successful open day and share their experiences of the application process and study at Caius with so many aspiring medics,” said Dr Fraser.


We have a range of events at Caius aimed at prospective students, aside from school visits. To find out more, visit the Events at Caius section on our website.

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