The third year offers a unique opportunity to stray off syllabus and explore an area of medicine, biosciences or even philosophy. One of our tutors gives their experiences:
The third year is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about a subject that fascinates you. At Cambridge, although most people study a science subject such as Pathology or Neuroscience, you can do more essay-based subjects too like History of Medicine or Anthropology. During this year you also get to know lots of new students who do not study medicine which can really enrich your university experience. What’s more, it does not have any impact on what speciality you can choose later, so do feel free to do what you find interesting! Clinical students often talk about what they got up to in this third year and it is a great topic of conversation to compare experiences.