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Welcome to 2020-21 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:

  • All lectures will be delivered online
  • Most practicals will be delivered online
  • Where we are able to deliver practicals in person you will be told.


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 2020

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

For Your Appointment


Tuesday 6th October 2020

Molecules in Medical Science Information

Molecules in Medical Science (MIMS) flyer


Wednesday 7th October 2020

Introduction to Anatomy

From 9 am to 1 pm.

Programme and information

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

MSC Database Permission Form 


Wednesday 7th October 2020

Introduction to Clinical School

4:45 - 6:30 pm


 Map for the Clinical School


Preparing for Lectures - Library introductions

Thursday 8th October 4-4.30 and Friday 9th October 4-4.30

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


Friday 9th October 2020

12pm-2pm, MedSoc Fresher's Fair. An exciting opportunity for incoming medics to meet their MedSoc team. Not only can you sign up for MedSoc membership (a free t-shirt included!), you can also meet other medical societies and our sponsors. This year the MedSoc Fresher's Fair will be virtual, with breakout rooms as the equivalent of individual stalls. The platform we will host from will be confirmed soon, so please give our Facebook page a like to stay updated. We absolutely cannot wait to meet you all virtually.

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.


Wednesday 14th October 2020

Preparing for Patients Introduction session

4:00 pm

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 2021, 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