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Welcome to 2021-22 Medical Students!

Please note that due to the current circumstances, details are still being finalised for these sessions and further information will be confirmed via email in due course.

Covid-19 update: Due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and government guidance,  we have had to make some changes to the programme in order to mitigate against risks to health and to give you the best possible academic experience in the circumstances. We will continue to monitor and respond to the changing public health situation. The changes are:

  • Many lectures may be delivered online
  • Most practicals are planned to be delivered in person but with reduced numbers
  • Most supervisions are planned to be in person


You will find below information regarding your first week at Cambridge.

You will receive, by email, a welcome letter detailing your set, and how to access the online timetables. Please check your @cam email account.

The documents below make up the Freshers Pack, which you must read carefully and print off as necessary.


Occupational Health Information 2021

Individual Occupational Health appointments will be running from the beginning of Michaelmas term (see your welcome letter)

For Your Appointment


Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th October 2021

Molecules in Medical Science Information

Molecules in Medical Science (MIMS) flyer


Wednesday 6th October 2021

Introduction to Anatomy

From 9 am to 1:15 pm.

Programme and information

You will be asked to formally sign the Medical Student Register at your college.

MSC Database Permission Form 


Wednesday 6th October 2021

Introduction to Clinical School

4:45 - 6:30 pm


Map for the Clinical School


Preparing for Lectures - Library introductions

Thursday 7th October 4-4.30 and Friday 8th October 4-4.30

This session is repeated and therefore you only need attend one of the two sessions.


Wednesday 13th October 2021

Preparing for Patients Introduction session

4:00 pm

Preparing for Patients (PfP) flyer


Thursday 14th October 2021

11:30am - 2:30pm, Downing Place United Reform Church: MedSoc Fresher's Fair. An exciting opportunity for incoming medics to meet your MedSoc team. Not only can you sign up for our membership (a free t-shirt included!), you can also meet other medical societies (e.g. Medical Humanities society, speciality societies, charity initiatives) and some of our sponsors. Most importantly, there will be lots of freebies to collect! We are extremely excited to hold this event in person this year. However, there will be some restrictions in place to ensure everyone's safety and well being. Give our Facebook page a like to stay up to date and find out how to book a slot! We cannot wait to meet you all!

Introductory video from MedSoc. Normally an introductory talk from MedSoc would take place in a lecture theatre, this will be released from our mailing list and Facebook page instead this year.


Further Information

Basic Principles of First Aid

All MedST students will attend a compulsory First Aid Course in Lent term 2022, to gain practical skills to deal with emergencies. The content of the course may include how to deal with the following:

- Recovery position

- BLS with AED

- Choking

- Anaphylactic reaction

- Burns

- How to bandage a wound

- How to apply arm slings

- Haemorrhages