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Medicine at Oxford is made up of a three-year pre-clinical course that focuses on the fundamental science that underpins medicine, and includes studying towards a BA Honours degree in Medical Sciences, followed by three years of clinical study.

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Studying Medicine offers a wide breadth of experiences, from interacting with patients to applying research findings and engaging in novel laboratory work. However, practising Medicine can be arduous and stressful, and not suited to everyone. Thus, your motives for studying Medicine need to be well-reasoned.

Pre-clinical teaching at Lincoln, in the first year, is made up of small group tutorials in physiology, pharmacology, anatomy, cell biology, and biochemistry. The Faculty of Medicine supplements these tutorials by organising lectures and practical classes. In the second year, modules in neuroscience, immunology, microbiology, and pathology are taught by a similar combination of tutorials, lectures, and practical classes. You will be able to specialise in areas that interest you the most during the third year, and you will also undertake a research project in an active research lab.

Why study Medicine at Lincoln?

Lincoln enjoys a strong tradition in Medicine, and our tutors are leading researchers at the Dunn School of Pathology, Pharmacology and Psychology departments, among others. We admit six students a year in Medicine, creating a strong medical community in the College. You will also be part of a larger life-sciences group at Lincoln, which includes students in Biomedical Sciences and Biochemistry. The College is also in close proximity (a 10-minute walk) to Oxford’s science area, where the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre and the research departments are located.

I applied to Medicine at Oxford because I liked the idea of having a strong scientific basis and understanding of the working of the body before diving into the practical treating of patients.

Rosie Allwood
  • Fourth-year undergraduate, Medicine
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