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Welcome Medical Students (2022-23)!


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


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 2022

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

For Your Appointment

Please read the information page on the Occupational Health website and print and complete the following forms which you should bring to your appointment:

Map for appointment

It is extremely important that you attend your Occupational Health Appointment, if you realise that your scheduled appointment clashes with a timetabled session then please contact the Occupational Health Service to rearrange, otherwise this appointment should take priority over other society/college commitments, including supervisions.

Signing of the Medical Students Register

You will be asked to formally sign the Medical Student Register and the MSC Database Permission form online via Moodle our VLE, further information will be in your welcome letter.


Student Device Specification

The Faculty of Biology has issued minimum specification guidelines for laptops that relates to the materials it provides:

  • Windows: 7, 8, and 10 on 64-bit platforms
  • macOS: OS X 10.14 and higher
  • CPUs newer than 2011 (Intel Sandy Bridge or newer)
  • 10 MBs of disk space
  • Web camera and microphone (internal or external)
  • A broadband internet connection (0.15Mbps upload speed)

Note: Inspera Exam Portal does not run on Google Chromebooks, virtual machines, machines running Linux, tablets, or mobile phones.


Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th October 2022

Molecules in Medical Science (MiMS) Lab-coat session

These occur at various times over the two days (please see your timetable for your allocated slot)  

If you are a Cambridge Graduate Course student (CGC) you should be attending your allocation sessions on the Wednesday, if you are a Standard Course student, you should be attending you allocated session on the Tuesday. If you are unable to attend your slot due to college commitment please attend at an alternative convenient time over the two days (4th October 10:00-17:00, 5th October 10:00-13:00). 

Molecules in Medical Science (MIMS) flyer (includes directions to venue)


Wednesday 5th October 2022

09:00-13:00 FAB - Introduction and Essential Information (please see your timetable for your allocated slot) 

Programme and information

Map for the Anatomy Lecture Theatre

14:00-15:30 Induction for Medical Science Tripos (MedST) students

15:30-17:00 Induction for Medical and Veterinary Science Tripos (MedST and VetST) students

Induction Programme 

Map for Lady Mitchell Hall


Thursday 6th October 2022

*Some students may have their first FAB dissection session timetabled this morning- please check your timetable*

12:00-13:00 Introduction to Molecules in Medical Science (MiMS)

14:00- 15:00 or 15:00-16:00 Preparing for Lectures - Library introductions

Your timetable will show the session you should attend.


You should consult your timetable for lectures after Thursday 7th October but please be aware there is a further introductory session on:

Wednesday 12th October 2022

16:00 Preparing for Patients Introduction session

Preparing for Patients (PfP) flyer 


Thursday 13th October 2022 (Provisionally)

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 + many more!) and some of our sponsors (BMA, MDU, MPS). Most importantly, there will be lots of freebies to collect! We are extremely excited to hold this event in person this year. You can check out our Facebook pages through this link: Give them a like to see more information when we post it and to join our freshers chats and your year groups Facebook page as well as a bunch of other exciting stuff!


Further Information

Basic Principles of First Aid

All MedST students will attend a compulsory First Aid Course in Lent term 2023, 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 


Travel and Transport

University Map

Travel by Bus

Travel by Bike


Contacting the Faculty Office

You can email us at if you have any questions.