Clinical Medicine: Colleges
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All clinical students at Oxford must belong to a college. You may wish to remain at your pre-clinical college, or you may wish to migrate to a different college for your clinical course. At the point of application (in January each year) you will be asked for your 1st and 2nd college choices. See further details below.
Clinical students may belong to any of the 28 colleges accepting undergraduates, or to a graduate college. However, some colleges do not maintain an active interest in taking clinical students, and therefore fewer facilities are on offer.
All undergraduate colleges will consider applications from clinical students. One graduate college, Green Templeton, has a particular interest in clinical medicine. Please check the details supplied by interested colleges to see what they offer. When completing your application you must specify one college on your application form by which you wish to be considered. You are also given the opportunity to name an alternative college choice. This second choice may be used by the Director of Clinical Studies when seeking an alternative college place if your first college choice is unable to accept you. If you are offered a place on the clinical course, your offer letter will state that you are guaranteed a place at a college. In March/April the college will contact you separately and make an offer of a place. However, this will not necessarily be at the college you have specified on your application form. Some are heavily over-subscribed and not all applicants can be accepted at their specified college. Applicants in this position will be allocated a place elsewhere. A guaranteed college place does not guarantee accommodation.
All undergraduate colleges will consider applications from clinical students. Facilities available to clinical students vary from college to college. Please check the details supplied by interested colleges to see what they offer.