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Occupational Health


Following a conditional offer of a place to study medicine at the University of Cambridge, Occupational Health (OH) needs to be aware of any health conditions or impairments which could have an impact on a student’s ability to carry out their training or work as a doctor.

The University is committed to providing equality of opportunity to disabled students. The School/College will provide all reasonable support necessary to enable a student with a health condition or impairment to complete the course.

Students with special needs should discuss these with the relevant Admissions Tutor and, where necessary, the University’s Disability Resource Centre as part of the application process.

Undergraduate (pre-clinical) and Cambridge Graduate Course admissions

All Pre clinical and Graduate Course medical students are asked to complete a confidential health assessment questionnaire which should be returned to OH. The answers to this questionnaire will help to ensure that the medical training will not place the students or others health at risk and determine, in terms of fitness to fulfil the requirements of the GMC, the students suitability to work as a doctor.

With your informed consent the relevant College Admissions Tutor will be informed of the implications of any health condition or impairment for your training needs, including making reasonable adjustments or providing other support.

Overseas elective students coming to the University of Cambridge

Students who are coming to the University of Cambridge for their elective placements should complete a health assessment questionnaire and provide and meet the immunisation and infection control measures above for all UK healthcare workers detailed information can be found here

General Medical Council information for Medical Students

Tomorrow's Doctors

Good Medical Practice

Medical students: professional values and fitness to practice

Supporting Medical Students with Mental Health Conditions