I'm applying for graduate medicine this year and am a bit confused about the Cambridge course, was wondering if anyone could help me. Particularly if anyone has studied the graduate course and can answer my questions(!).
I was browsing on the Cambridge grad med information pages and realised that most of the course is taught in Bury St Edmunds hospital (West Suffolk hospital) - not Addenbrookes, the hospital actually in Cambridge which the undergrad course is based in.
This has kind of thrown me a bit and I have a lot of questions.
Is the graduate course kept entirely separate from the undergrad course then, if they are based in two different hospitals? Most other graduate programmes I've seen do combine at some point with the A100 course.
Is West Suffolk as good to learn from given it is very small? There can't be as many opportunities as in a huge tertiary centre like Addenbrookes, which has the biomedical campus and the Rosie Hospital and is just, big!
Do graduate medics live in Bury or in their college in Cambridge? How do they commute and is it annoying? How often do they have to go to Bury, vs have things in their college/Addenbrookes/taught in Cambridge?
I'd like to go to Cambridge uni but am put off by it not actually being based in Cambridge?
Hope this makes sense, any info would be much appreciated.