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    Is Cambridge or Oxford better in the pre-clinical years (1-3) for medicine and then which is better in the clinical years (4-6)?Also at Oxbridge do you have to reapply after 3 years of medicine or is that no longer available?
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    (Original post by Jatin101)
    Is Cambridge or Oxford better in the pre-clinical years (1-3) for medicine and then which is better in the clinical years (4-6)?Also at Oxbridge do you have to reapply after 3 years of medicine or is that no longer available?
    What measure of 'better' would you like to use?

    Here is an old response comparing the two courses.

    There are some differences between the unis:

    - Cities - I'd suggest visiting both. Oxford's a more active city.
    - Accommodation - more available at Cambridge - though most students at both can get accommodation for the first 3 years at least.
    - Size - Oxford med school is half the size. There is only 4-8 medics per year at each college (whereas at cambridge it can be up to 25 or so)
    - Transfers - at Oxford some students can go to London after 3 years (essentially any university you choose). At Cambridge you're there for all 6.
    - 3rd year options are more limited at Oxford, although doing something completely tangential at Cambridge (law, economics etc) to is no longer allowed under normal circumstances.
    - Cambridge has more focus on anatomy, including dissection rather than prosection. Oxford focuses on other aspects of medicine instead.
    - Oxford gets much higher student satisfaction
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    - Transfers - at Oxford some students can go to London after 3 years (essentially any university you choose) although equally, some who may have wanted to stay at Oxford may have to go to London. At Cambridge you're there for all 6.
    It is anticipated that all students who want to remain within Oxford will be able to do so. Interviews may still occur but for the sake of appropriate adjustments within clinical school rather than for selection.
 
 
 

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