Graduate Course in Medicine

Graduate Course in Medicine

Hughes Hall has a strong medical tradition. A former President, Prof Peter Richards, was an early promoter of Graduate Entry Medicine at Cambridge. The College’s fellowship has a high proportion of Fellows involved in both Clinical and Academic Medical Research, and in recent years two of our Fellows have been recipients of the prestigious Pilkington Prize for Excellence in Teaching. (For more information on the work of the College’s senior membership in Biological and Medical Sciences, please see the subject group page.)

Hughes Hall offers ten places a year to applicants wishing to study graduate entry medicine. It is one of four colleges together with Lucy Cavendish, St Edmund’s and Wolfson Colleges, offering places to students on the Cambridge Graduate Medical Course. This course aims to bring into medicine people with wider experiences and broader perspectives, thus allowing graduates from many different disciplines to undertake the MB BChir degree. The degree admits approximately 40 graduates per year. It is now only open to students who are eligible for UK/Home fee status. Please see for further information.

Hughes Hall does not have places for standard or affiliated medical students (A100). As medicine is a quota subject, applicants who wish to apply for both the affiliated and CGCM courses, must apply to Wolfson, St. Edmund’s or Lucy Cavendish.

The Graduate Course in Medicine is a 3 year, 9 month course. The first two years follow the standard academic course with clinical attachments in vacations. The Clinical School website has an Outline Curriculum map available for download, which gives a full overview of the course.

How to Apply

  • The deadline for application via UCAS is 15th October every year
  • In addition, you need to complete the CGCM application form, which is available for download from the University’s online prospectus
  • No application is complete without both your UCAS and the specific Cambridge Graduate Course in Medicine Application forms

Please note that the application form can be updated between admissions rounds; ensure you use the latest version of the application.

Additional Information

There is more information on the following websites. The links will allow you to view the most recent updates or changes to the course or applications procedures.

Continuing and former students

Open Days

Further admissions surgeries for students wanting advice about applying for the CGCM will be held each year.  Details will be published on the Visiting the College section of our website. Alternatively, please contact the Academic Office for further details.

Information on University Open Days can be found on the University’s online undergraduate prospectus.

Organisers of the CGCM course will attend the University Open Days to give a course overview and a general introduction for prospective graduate medical students. This is also a good opportunity to visit the Colleges.

If you have any questions that haven’t been answered here please email