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Essential Part II Information

To all students

As a Part II student the majority of your work will be for the Tripos rather than your 2nd MB/2nd Vet MB. However, this does not mean that your essential medical or veterinary education can be neglected. Whether you are reading NST Part II Biological and Biomedical Sciences, NST Single Subject Part II or participating in a different tripos you must meet the commitments of your medical/veterinary course.

Veterinary Students

Your clinical destination will be Madingley. It is a requirement for entry into the clinical years that students provide evidence of having satisfactorily carried out at least twelve weeks' work on a farm, or with the larger farm animals. It is your responsibility to arrange this. Full details are given in the Farm Practice booklet distributed to all vet students, and further advice may be obtained from the Farm Practice Secretary or the organiser of the Principles of Animal Management/Preparing for the Veterinary Profession courses.


Medical Students

In November of your Part II year (Part IB for affiliated students) you will have to complete an application form for your Clinical School. The majority of you will stay in Cambridge and go on to Addenbrooke's, but you may also choose to apply to the John Radcliffe at Oxford, or to one of the London Clinical Schools. Your College Director of Studies will be able to advise you on your application.

You will also continue the clinical strand of your course, Preparing for Patients C and D. PfPC ; Non-clinical Community Experience takes place over the year 2/3 Long Vacation and is debriefed by college supervision in the Michaelmas term of your third year. PfPD : Continuity of Care is a longitudinal study undertaken throughout the year.

Further information may be obtained through the Preparing for Patients Programme. PfP is a 2nd MB subject, and you are required to pass all four strands before entering Clinical School.