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Medicine

  • Number of students per year: 11
  • Typical offer: A*A*A or equivalent
  • Essential subjects: Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics
  • Useful subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Biology

At Jesus College we provide a supportive and challenging intellectual environment for our Medical students.

The College has first rate study facilities, such as the Quincentenary Library, which has an excellent collection of textbooks and resources related to the Medical and Veterinary course. There are also two rooms dedicated to Medical and Veterinary teaching and meetings in the new West Court building.

We have a Fellow teaching in most of the core subjects:

Other high profile medical Fellows in the College include Professor Sir Bruce Ponder, Professor Alastair Compston, and Professor John Danesh.

Our clinical students are also an important part of Medicine at Jesus, providing both teaching and mentoring for undergraduates.

Our medical students go on to a variety of positions within the NHS, public health organisations, and private practice. Graduates have gone on to do everything from general practice to working at the World Health Organisation.

Medical and Veterinary Society

The student run Medical and Veterinary Society supports students through their six years of study. The Society organises both social and professional events.

Around twice a term the Society invites speakers to talk and have informal discussions about their speciality and career path. Recent speakers include Dr Pixie McKenna from Embarrassing Bodies and Dr David Maxwell, respiratory consultant, Olympic silver medallist in rowing, and Jesuan.

Find out more on the University webpage.

Requirements

Our typical offer is for A* A* A at A-Level or equivalent. 

Our Medical and Veterinary course requires a solid grounding in science because the first three years are taught as Natural Science. You should have an A-Level or International Baccalaureate Higher in Chemistry, in combination with Maths, Physics, or Biology.

Preparation

It's important that you understand what it means to be a doctor and what the profession demands. We like to see that you've had some work experience, for example volunteering at a care home or special needs facility, a GP practice, or as a hospital assistant.

Written test 

You'll need to sit the Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT) in November.

Interviews

In light of Covid we are currently reviewing whether we shall be holding virtual or College-based interviews and will provide further details in the future.

In order to minimise COVID-related risks to our applicants, students and staff, all 2020 interviews were held online. A typical virtual interview for Medicine usually consists of two 30 minute online interviews with the Director of Studies for Medicine and subject Fellows. The interviews aim to assess your intellectual ability, enthusiasm, and commitment to the subject. They usually include some exercises designed to assess your problem solving aptitude. However, this format may change depending on government guidelines for 2021.

There is the possibility that interviews this year could take place in College or virtually once more. We will provide further details as soon as we are able.

Written work

You don't need to submit any written work.

Deferred and post A-Level entry

We're happy to consider applications for either immediate or deferred entry in Medicine or Veterinary Medicine, or from post qualification applicants. We also welcome applications from mature students.

Find out how to apply to study at Jesus.

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