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Information for Freshers

Welcome to 2019-20 Medical Students!

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 2019

Individual Occupational Health appointments running from Tuesday 8th October - Friday 18th October (see your welcome letter)

For Your Appointment


Tuesday 8th October 2019

Molecules in Medical Science Information

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm (check your session) in the Biochemistry Hopkins Building

Molecules in Medical Science (MIMS) flyer


Wednesday 9th October 2019

Introduction to Anatomy

From 9 am to 12 pm.

Programme and information

Map for the Babbage Lecture Theatre

Map for the Anatomy Building

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

MSC Database Permission Form  (Print Me !)


Wednesday 9th October 2019

Introduction to Clinical School

4:30 - 6:30 pm in the William Harvey Theatre at the Clinical School.


 Map for the Clinical School


Friday 11th October 2019

11am-2pm, Darwin Room, Pitt Building: MedSoc Freshers Fair. An exciting opportunity for incoming medics to meet their MedSoc team. Not only can you sign up for membership and get your t-shirt, you can also meet other medical societies (e.g. Paediatrics society, O&G society), apply for free student membership at MDU (indemnity programme) and get lots and lots of freebies! We cannot wait to see you there.

12 pm: Introductory MedSoc talk. Babbage Lecture Theatre.


Wednesday 16th October 2019

Preparing for Patients Introduction session

4:00 pm, Babbage Lecture Theatre

Preparing for Patients (PfP) flyer


Further Information

Basic Principles of First Aid

All MedST students will attend a compulsory First Aid Course in Lent term 2020, 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