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Medicine-based EPQ

As a prospective medical student at Cambridge, it seems Cambridge really prioritise a wider interest in the subject. Does anyone know of any EPQs that Cambridge would value as a wider interest for medicine? I’m doing chemistry, biology, maths and further maths a levels if that helps. Thanks :smile:
Original post by Rory L
As a prospective medical student at Cambridge, it seems Cambridge really prioritise a wider interest in the subject. Does anyone know of any EPQs that Cambridge would value as a wider interest for medicine? I’m doing chemistry, biology, maths and further maths a levels if that helps. Thanks :smile:

hi so i think the first thing ill say is whatever topic you pick, make sure it is something you're interested in!

in regards to medicine, there are the typical questions about genetic modification in humans, but id challenge you to think about an area of medicine (maybe a future specialty?) that you are interested in as of now, and look at possible questions surrounding that.

alternatively, something relevant to medicine today ie hot topics (linked them below). if you're at a dead end for ideas, anything science related is always good!

NHS Hot Topics - Application Guide - The Medic Portal
Original post by Rory L
As a prospective medical student at Cambridge, it seems Cambridge really prioritise a wider interest in the subject. Does anyone know of any EPQs that Cambridge would value as a wider interest for medicine? I’m doing chemistry, biology, maths and further maths a levels if that helps. Thanks :smile:

Cambridge would value any EPQ which shows your interest in that topic. For example, my EPQ that I am doing is on Type 1 diabetes, which I can relate to personally.

You could focus on current medical issues such as cancer, robot surgeons, etc.

You could do NHS wider reading topics, but make sure you are being unique as you want to stand out from other applicants.
Original post by kitty15
Cambridge would value any EPQ which shows your interest in that topic. For example, my EPQ that I am doing is on Type 1 diabetes, which I can relate to personally.
You could focus on current medical issues such as cancer, robot surgeons, etc.
You could do NHS wider reading topics, but make sure you are being unique as you want to stand out from other applicants.


Type1 diabetes sounds interesting!!

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