The School of Clinical Medicine is the medical school of the University of Cambridge in England. According to QS World University Rankings 2010, it currently ranks as second best in the world.. The school is situated inside the internationally renowned Addenbrooke’s Hospital, which is a key component of the largest biomedical research centre in Europe.
Students from Cambridge University can enter the clinical school on completion of three years of pre-clinical training and a further interviewing process. Applicants from outside Cambridge University are also invited to apply providing they meet the entry requirements. The number of medical students leaving Cambridge after their pre-clinical studies is variable, but common destinations include Oxford and the London medical schools.
The majority of clinical medical training in Cambridge takes place at the School of Clinical Medicine located on the Addenbrooke’s Hospital site. The Clinical School was established in 1976 when construction of the new Addenbrooke’s building was underway. The opening of the Clinical School meant the beginning of a completely new medical course at Cambridge University.
Entry to the Clinical school requires a degree in pre-clinical medicine, usually obtained either at Cambridge, Oxford, London or St Andrews. The University typically gives offers conditional on obtaining a first or upper second class degree.