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Information on this page has been provided directly by the colleges concerned and relates specifically to clinical students. By clicking on the college name you will be taken directly to their website. You may also find it useful to view the college entries in the Graduate Studies Prospectus.

Colleges have been asked how many clinical students they would ideally like to take each year. Where supplied this is included.

Balliol

Balliol website

College information supplied in Michaelmas Term 2018.

Equipment grant

Typically £200, by application.

Travel/elective grant

Typically £500, by application.

Clinical Tutorials?

The Balliol clinical tutors are based in the Headington Hospitals and provide weekly bedside teaching in both medicine and surgery in years 4 and 6.

Number of years for which accommodation is available

Most students will be accommodated in year one of their course, usually in the Holywell Manor complex, one of Oxford’s most sought after graduate facilities.  For the remaining two years, students can participate in a ballot for College accommodation.

Rent (per week or month)

(Figures are accurate for the academic year starting in 2018 and may be subject to change for entry in 2019)

Weekly rent starts at £105.49 and the average rent is £141.44 per week (subject to VNI% increase for next year).

For a full list of room bands and other costs:

https://www.balliol.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate-admissions/fees-and-living-costs

Additional information

Library Facilities: Balliol has good library facilities for clinical studies. The library holds a large number of books from the Clinical School's recommended book list and it regularly updates this in consultation with clinical students.

Has Agreed to College Guidelines

Yes

Number of Places

Up to 5 - usually Balliol returners.

Brasenose

Brasenose website

College information supplied in Michaelmas Term 2018.

Book / equipment grant

Up to £200 in year one, and up to £150 in year two towards the cost of medical equipment and books.

Travel/elective grant

Up to £1,000 towards clinical elective placement.

Annual Fund

Additional applications can be made to this fund to help fund academic or extra-curricular activities that are not predominantly leisure orientated.  Applications of over £500 will take in account the applicants financial circumstances.

Clinical Tutorials

College clinical tutorials are arranged by the fellow for clinical medicine, and occur approximately weekly during the clinical portion of year 4, and in the build up to final clinical examinations in year 6.  These tutorials are focused on developing clinical acumen in medicine and surgery through the examination of patients under the guidance of one of a number of practicing clinicians associated with the college and chosen for their excellence in teaching.  Students are also offered clinical science tutorials (mainly case-based teaching) throughout the three clinical years.

An advantage of the smaller number of students in each clinical year, is that the tutors will get to know the students well, allowing them to offer pastoral support as needed, and ensuring that tutorials can be tailored towards the needs of the individuals.

Rent (per term)

Starts at approx. £140 per week.

Number of years for which accommodation is available

Accommodation may be available for all three years, depending on demand for rooms.

Has Agreed to College Guidelines

Yes

Number of Places

6

Christ Church

Christ Church website

College information supplied in Michaelmas Term 2018

Book grant

£435 for each student for the 3 clinical years

Equipment grant

£100

Travel/elective grant

Up to £300 for a rotation/ attachment abroad. Up to £700 for electives

Clinical Tutorials?

2 clinical lecturers and 2 college fellows who can provide clinical tutorials

Number of years for which accommodation is available

1 year, possibly more depending on availability

Rent

The rent for a college room is £23.36 per night (including utility bills). Discounted longer stay rates are available. Approximately £458 per month rent (plus utility bills) for a shared house in Botley.

Room rates are for guidance and may be subject to change

Has Agreed to College Guidelines

Yes

Number of Places

6

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi website

College information supplied in Michaelmas Term 2018.

Academic Grant

Up to £50 per term to a maximum of £150 a year

Travel/elective grant

Can apply for a grant of up to £1,000 for elective and a travel grant of up to £500 over the 3 year period of study 

Clinical Tutorials

Corpus has one Clinical Lecturer, who is also a Consultant Physician

Number of years for which accommodation is available

2 years accommodation provided for all graduates

Rent

£16.10 - £19.04 per night depending on grade of room

Has Agreed to College Guidelines

Yes

Number of Places

Only continuing Oxford pre-clinical students already at Corpus

Exeter

Exeter website

College information supplied in Michaelmas Term 2017.

Equipment/Travel grant

Up to £250 per annum for equipment and travel outside of your normal work place.

Travel/elective grant

Up to £500 per annum

Clinical Tutorials?

Yes. The Clinical Medical Fellows at the College are Dr James Kennedy, University Lecturer in Geratology and Stroke Medicine, Consultant Physician at the John Radcliffe Hospital, and Professor Andrew Farmer, University Lecturer in General Practice, General Practitioner in Oxford. They are pleased to accommodate pre-clinical and clinical students of the College in their outpatient clinics by prior arrangement. 

Dr Kennedy and Professor Farmer arrange regular tutorials with the clinical students, with additional exam practice prior to finals. In addition, Dr Kennedy and Professor Farmer share pastoral responsibility for the clinical students, and will meet with the students each term to review progress.

Number of years for which accommodation is available

Available for entire course

Rent (per week)

From £160.58 per week for an en-suite bedroom 

£154.70 per week for a bedroom with shared bathroom facilities 

Rents and charges are payable in advance and include central heating, hire of furniture, scout service, maintenance and local authority charges.

Has Agreed to College Guidelines

Yes

Number of Places

4-6

Green Templeton

Green Templeton website

College information supplied in Michaelmas Term 2018.

Travel/elective grant

Annual grant for academic activities (currently £220 per year plus double allowance in final year) can be saved up to use for elective. This amounts to a grant of £880 for clinical students entering GTC in 2018.

Additional grant of £300 available for overseas Year 5 placements (Paediatrics or Obstetrics). 

Those attending conferences or courses can apply (competitively) for further funds up to a maximum of £500 (e.g. for presenting a poster at an international conference). There are also some College prizes awarded on merit. 

Clinical Tutorials

Clinical teaching is delivered by Joan and Richard Doll Clinical Tutorial Fellows and by a number of Teaching Associates, led by Dr Laurence Leaver. Dr Alexander Finlayson oversees support for students enrolled on the GEM programme.

There are seminars on Tuesday evenings, every week (not just in ‘full’ term) during all of Y4 and from July to January of Y6 (i.e. until Finals). There are also bedside clinical skills teaching sessions for groups of 4-6 students for approximately 1h/week provided by Teaching Associates (mostly specialty trainees) on the wards in Y4 and Y6. We also have similar teaching associates at District General Hospitals (Reading, Stoke Mandeville, Wycombe, Swindon), and for the Y5 specialities (Paeds, O&G, Neuro, MSK, GP, & Psych). We also organise extra sessions, often at weekends, for surgical skills practice, BLS practice, exam past-paper practice, or extra core teaching (e.g. on radiology). Prior to Y4 and Y6 exams there is a practice ‘mock OSCE’ with patients. Students often teach those in the year(s) below either formally or informally and can make use of examination couches in college.

We have up to 100 medical students and dozens of medically qualified Fellows. There is sufficient critical mass to allow you to find others with similar interests - including many established clinicians and researchers (not just Fellows, but Teaching Associates, Members of Common Room and alumni). It is usually possible to find someone who can advise on a project, help with elective contacts, or provide useful careers advice. It is also likely that there will be enough people attending to make an extra teaching session worthwhile.

There is a thriving GTC medical society, the Richard Doll Society (RDS), which is open to all members of GTC past and present. The RDS usually organises several dinners, speaker meetings and other events each year, welcoming back the ‘lost tribe’ of junior doctors too.

GTC also hosts a number of formal lectures, workshops, and conferences, which appeal to its constituents and the wider academic community. Examples are available on the GTC website; these include the Health & Care Seminar series and the Sheila Kitzinger Programme of seminars, The Medical Humanities Summer School, policy lectures, debates or other events in the College on medical, legal and social issues. See the Academic Projects section of our website: https://www.gtc.ox.ac.uk

Number of years for which accommodation is available

Normally 2 years.

Rent (per week or month)

£500-725 per month (2018/19 rates per month for a single room depending on size and facilities. Limited numbers of double rooms, flats, and houses for families are also available. Rent can be waived during electives or other prolonged absence.

Equipment and library:

New students receive a free Littmann IV stethoscope, tendon hammer and pen torch; and a free copy of the OHCM. They also have access to borrow an ophthalmoscope/otoscope whenever needed. The Library has a superb collection for BM students including multiple copies of books from the Clinical School's recommended reading lists, which significantly reduces the amount students will need to spend on purchasing books.  Students may suggest any core texts which are not already held.

Management in Medicine programme:

The Management in Medicine programme (see https://mim.gtc.ox.ac.uk/) is a unique asset, which helps clinical students (alongside others) to learn leadership and management skills (for both individual and team-based effectiveness and efficiency), and to understand better, health care delivery. These skills make a huge difference both in clinical practice and in research teams; they are increasingly important for doctors but are not yet part of the curriculum for BM. The scheme allows opportunities for shadowing a senior manager and/or for working on a ‘live’ service improvement project as well as a rolling programme of seminars and workshops (which are outside office hours and will not clash with medical school commitments). In addition, GTC has a mentoring scheme

Has Agreed to College Guidelines

Yes

Number of Places

32 (including 4 graduate entry course students).

HerTford

Hertford website

College information supplied in Michaelmas Term 2017.

Grants

A special fund is available for all medics, the Vaughan Williams Medical Fund, which can fund student applications for textbooks, equipment, conference attendance and travel.

Books and equipment grant  

Every student receives a brand new stethoscope and their own copy of the Oxford handbook of Clinical Medicine at the start of their 4th year.

Travel/elective grant

The Vaughan Williams Medical Fund can provide support for travel or educational purposes, typically between £700 and £1,200 per student over the three years of the course.

Clinical Tutorials?

Yes, the college has a clinical fellow (a urologist) and two clinical lecturers (a physician and an oncologist), each of whom is appointed as a substantive consultant at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.  Regular exam-focused bedside tutorials are held at these hospitals during the students' 4th and 6th years of training.  More general educational supervision, pastoral support and clinical references are provided when required.  In addition we have three junior lecturers and a local GP who provide tutorials in medicine and surgery that are highly rated by the students. Finally, two very popular Medical Dinners are held per year with clinical speakers, open to Hertford pre-clinical and clinical medical students at no charge.

Number of years for which accommodation is available

Most students will be accommodated in year one of their course.  Accommodation may also be available for students in years 2 and 3.

Rent (per week or month)

Rent for single accommodation in college is £140.56 per week (2017-18 rates).

Number of Places

4-6 per year (preference given to continuing Hertford students).

Jesus

Jesus website

College information supplied in Michaelmas Term 2017.

Book grant

Book grant covers 75% of the cost of books (and equipment) up to £180 per year after the first £25. NB the Book Grant may also be used for Equipment.

Equipment grant

See book grant details above.

Travel/elective grant

Travel/elective grant (Graduate Research Allowance): £800 per year (2017-18 rate).  Please note that students who choose to go abroad for a placement can apply for the Graduate Research Allowance.

Clinical Tutorials?

Yes, particularly in the final year.  Hugh Price Research Fellow, Dr Deborah Hay, oversees the progress of Jesus College clinical medics, providing some tutorials herself and also organising tutorials from other clinicians. We also have retained lecturers in surgery and medicine who provide tutorials.

Number of years for which accommodation is available

Usually 3

Rent (per week or month)

Accommodation charges 2017-18

Accommodation type         Rate

 Single room         £157.08 per week including all utilities and cleaning

 Shared flat           £121.94 per person per week, including water rates but not other utilities

 Couples' flat        £217.07 per week, including water rates, but not other utilities

Has Agreed to College Guidelines

Yes

Number of Places

4

Keble

Keble website

College information supplied in Michaelmas Term 2018.

Book grant

The College is highly responsive to student requests and maintains a fully stocked Library with new clinical medicine texts (often in multiple copies) for loan. No individual book grants are awarded but graduate funding can be sought to buy specific texts.

Equipment grant

A College Graduate Study Support Fund is available for expenses in connection with research, see: http://www.keble.ox.ac.uk/students/graduate-specific-information/travel-awards . New students receive a free Littmann IV stethoscope, tendon hammer and pen torch. Other resources for teaching and training – for example, an ophthalmoscope – are available for loan from the Library.

Travel/elective grant

Funding for electives and conference travel can be obtained through applications to the Keble Association awards. Further opportunities to supplement these generous grants include three or four Griffiths Awards (of up to £1,000 each) to applicants of particular merit.  See www.keble.ox.ac.uk/students/financial-matters/keble-association

Clinical Tutorials?

Yes; the College has a team of Clinical tutors headed by two clinical lecturers: (1) Dr. Charlotte (Charlie) Frise, Consultant Physician in General and Obstetric medicine  and (2) Dr. Christian (Fielder) Camm, NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Cardiology. They are assisted by Drs. Herring and Little (Cardiology and Radiology respectively) who are also involved in our pre-clinical teaching. In addition bespoke teaching is supported by a team of College Teaching Associates (including surgical associates) to provide a full, timetabled programme of tutorials and seminars. Highlights of the latter include termly case presentation and social evenings involving students across all 6 years of the A100 course as well as mock OSCEs for year 6 FHS students.

Number of years for which accommodation is available

Accommodation will be provided to our clinical medical students in our new dedicated Graduate centre, the H B Allen Centre, which opened in 2018. We  guarantee to accommodate all students for the first year of their course and we hope to also be able to offer all clinical medics a room for their second year.

Rent

c. £638 - £1083 pcm according to room type (based on a 9 month contract); includes water and energy bills.

Additional information

Our clinical course is closely integrated with our undergraduate teaching. We are highly committed to develop close links between all 6 years via a vibrant Biomedical Society and numerous social events. Over the last couple of years we have invested considerable resources in an improved teaching environment that still maintains the ‘family’ feel of this inclusive and diverse College. 

Scholarships and Prizes:

The Roy Kay Scholarship provides £500 pa, for up to three years and is awarded on academic merit following the pre-clinical examinations.

Plus scholarships awarded competitively, open to any graduate student at Keble: see http://www.keble.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/graduate-scholarships

For more information visit: Keble graduate admissions and Meet the graduates.  

Has Agreed to College Guidelines

Yes

Number of Places

5

Lady Margaret Hall

Lady Margaret Hall website

College information supplied in Michaelmas Term 2016.

Studentships

There is an Alison Brading Studentship and a Cephalosporin Studentship, each is for two years with £1000 awarded in the first year. Studentships comprise elements for books and for equipment. For the holders of these Studentships accommodation will be offered in College. Further funding may be available for conferences and academic development.

Books & Equipment

Beyond provision in the Studentships, the library has a full complement of useful clinical books, and will buy those suggested by clinical students. For anyone not holding a Studentship, applications can be made to the Grants & Bursaries Committee and will be considered on an individual basis.

Elective grant

£500 in Third Year.

Clinical Tutorials?

Professor Nigel Arden takes a special interest in Clinical Medics and offers pastoral support throughout the course. Dr. Sri Subramaniam and Dr. Daniel Prieto-Alhambra are general practitioner with an interest in teaching and offer regular support. Dr. Adam Briggs is a Junior Research Fellow who offers regular clinical teaching and tutorials. Dr. Julia Cartwright is a forensic psychiatrist and is also available to help Clinical Medics. Dr. Stefan Kluzec is a trainee in sports medicine and offers session as required.

Rent in Academic Year 2016/17 (per week or month)

£104 - £137 per week (subject to room category).

Has Agreed to College Guidelines

Yes

Number of Places

4

Lincoln

Lincoln website

College information supplied in Michaelmas Term 2018.

Book grant

Up to £80

Travel/elective grant

Up to £415 per student per year: applications to the Graduate Officer

Clinical Tutorials?

Yes; the College has a strong biomedical tradition, with five Professorial Fellows in either clinical or pre-clinical biomedical subject areas, as well as two tutorial Fellows (one medically qualified), a clinical lecturer (a consultant oncologist), two clinical postdoctoral Fellows (one in respiratory medicine and one in gastroenterology), and a further four biomedical research Fellows.  Bed-side teaching and small group clinical tutorials are provided in years 4 and 6, with additional support in year 5 as needed. 

Number of years for which accommodation is available

Single-person accommodation is guaranteed for the first-year and is usually available for a further year.

Rent (per week or month)

Ranges from £137 to £180 per week for graduate accommodation (2018-19 figures). 

Additional information

The college maintains a well-stocked library and responds positively to requests for new textbooks.  There are usually opportunities for limited amounts of supervised undergraduate teaching for those interested.

Has agreed to College guidelines

Yes

Number of Places

6

Magdalen

Magdalen website

College information supplied in Michaelmas Term 2018.

Equipment grant

£250

Travel/elective grant

£1400

Clinical Tutorials?

Yes

Number of years for which accommodation is available

2 years guaranteed, and often all 3 years

Rent (per week)

Ranges from £105 to £157.36 per week (2018-19 rates), depending on the room (see: http://www.magd.ox.ac.uk/living-here/graduate-living-here/).

Rent relief may be obtained when students are away on elective or DGH placement.

Additional information

http://www.magd.ox.ac.uk/studying-here/as-a-graduate/clinical-medicine

Has Agreed to College Guidelines

Yes

Number of Places

4 - 6

Merton

Merton website

College information supplied in Michaelmas 2018.

Book grant

£50 p.a.

Equipment grant

£200 over the duration of the course.

Travel/elective grant

Graduate research expenses grant (can be used for medical electives): £1,500 over the duration of the course; and in addition, a supplementary travel grant of £300 (in any academic year) as a rebate on accommodation charges if out of residence on an elective/research trip for at least 30 consecutive days.

Clinical Tutorials

1.5-2 hours bedside clinical teaching at the John Radcliffe Hospital through weekly tutorials (not just in term time) with Dr Jane Collier (Consultant Physician) for all students, with group size typically between 2 and 5 depending on which students are in Oxford at any one time. In addition, Mr Yiannis Philippou provides bedside teaching focused on surgery (16 hours teaching in 3 months prior to finals).

Number of years for which accommodation is available

3 years

Rent

£5,772 for 2018-19 (October-July), charged in three instalments at the beginning of each term.

Number of Places

5

Has Agreed to College Guidelines

Yes

Additional Information

Merton college admissions for medicine.

New College

New College website

College information supplied in Michaelmas 2018.

Book/Equipment grant

£250

Clinical elective grant

£750

Clinical Tutorials?

Yes. Professor Townsend and Dr Frith provide clinical teaching for New College students, in addition to a number of other college members who assist in supporting the college's clinical students.

Number of years for which accommodation is available

One, possibly two, out of three years.

Rent

The 2018-19 graduate rent is £5796.32 plus £8.16 insurance charge (may be subject to a small increase in 2019-20). The additional daily rate is £21.31.

Additional information

The College supports an active Haldane Society which encourages meetings between all medical sciences teachers and students in the College.

Prizes available to students for outstanding performance (clinical students eligible)

Has Agreed to College Guidelines

Yes

Number of Places

10

Oriel

Oriel website

College information supplied in Michaelmas 2018.

Book grant / Golden Stethoscope Award

£250 total start-up for all students for books and equipment. The College will buy standard texts for long term loan to clinical students.

Equipment grant

See book grant details above.

Travel/elective grant

Clinical students have access to the College Travel Grant scheme and are able to obtain contributions towards the cost of electives etc.

Clinical Tutorials?

Professor Chris Conlon, Consultant Physician (infectious diseases) is our Tutor in Clinical Medicine; he is a Fellow of the College. Prof. Conlon has academic pastoral responsibility for clinical students. He meets students each term to review progress. He offers a clinical tutorial every 2 - 4 weeks to 4th and 6th years to refresh clinical skills in medicine and to prepare clinical students for Finals. He also organises clinical teaching from a variety of junior doctors.  In addition, the Oriel 'team' includes several clinicians in different specialties e.g. Surgery and Gynaecology.

Number of years for which accommodation is available

The College is aiming to give all graduate students accommodation for the whole of their course, mainly at the graduate annexe on Rectory Road 

Rent (per week or month)

Accommodation throughout the year (including vacation), including a service charge for heating, lighting, hot water £5,616 - £7,587 per year for 17/18.

Additional information

Oriel has a strong Medical Society that fosters relationships between clinical students and junior and senior clinicians and has a database of senior clinicians willing to advise students and junior clinicians. The Oriel Medical Society meets annually with a lecture and dinner.

Has Agreed to College Guidelines

Yes

Number of Places

4

Pembroke

Pembroke website

College information supplied in Michaelmas Term 2018.

Book grant

The College Library is well stocked and we respond positively to student requests for new clinical medicine texts. The College has ophthalmoscopes that can be borrowed and students can apply to the Dean of Graduates fund for costs of basic equipment.

Travel/elective grant

Pembroke offers up to £400 per year from the Dean of Graduate Funds and an additional £500 for the final year elective.

Pembroke also has a named Elective Scholarship the “Crystal Prize scholarship”.

This means that the College will help with year five rotations in Paediatrics and O & G away from Oxford and help with things like Stethoscopes (the College has Ophthalmoscopes).

For the elective, (assuming you have not called on the Dean of Graduates funds), there is up to £1700.

We will also award the Bannister Medical scholarship to a Pembroke student who has done best in the Pre-Clinical course worth £500. 

Clinical Tutorials

Most importantly, Pembroke has a superb group of Clinicians who are College lecturers to deliver the Clinical Teaching and general advice. 

Because Pembroke will have relatively few clinical students in any one year, this means that this resource is really focused. 

Fielder Camm (Cardiologist, responsible for the overall organisation of the clinical tutorials)

Lois Brand (Deputy Head of the Clinical course and Consultant in Emergency Medicine)

PG Roy (Thoracic surgeon)

Mr Jonny Rees (Consultant Orthopaedics Surgeon)

Oliver Rider (Consultant Cardiologist)

Richard Harrington (Deputy Director of GE course, General practitioner)

James Livermore (Consultant Neurologist)

Angeline Lee (Anaesthetist, mainly looking after the 1st year GE medics)

Natalie Redgrave (Surgeon)

Jessica Rudnay (Physician)

Catherine Ashton (Physician)

Edward Mitchell (Psychiatrist)

Number of years for which accommodation is available

First year only.

Rent (per week or month)

Depending on type of room taken (ranging from small/medium to larger en-suite) current rent ranges from £5397 - £7287 for an 11.5 month contract.

Has Agreed to College Guidelines

Yes

Number of Places

4

Queen's

Queen's website

Book grant

Up to 50% of the amount spent on books up to a maximum of £100 per annum (in any one academic year). The Queen’s 1341 Society have agreed to contribute a further 25% (i.e. up to a maximum of £50).

Essential Equipment Grant

There is an academic allowance which is available to cover the costs of equipment, electives and other reasonable academic costs. The maximum amount awarded to any one student will normally correspond to a maximum of £390 times the duration of the course. The allowance is cumulative and so accrued by students over 6 years if they have done their first 3 preclinical years at Queen’s or 3 years if they come to Queen’s from elsewhere.

Travel/elective grant

The amount available for the elective depends on what has previously been applied for by the student as part of their academic allowance.

Clinical Tutorials?

Yes: students can expect to receive tutorials on an approximately two-weekly basis during years 4 and 6. These are currently organised by Professor Chris O'Callaghan, Professor of Medicine and Consultant in Acute General Medicine and Nephrology at the John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospitals and helped by a number of Assistant Clinical Tutors. 

Number of years for which accommodation is available

First year single-occupancy accommodation is guaranteed; accommodation for later years is possible but not guaranteed

Rent

Dependent on the type of accommodation. Please see this page for more information on graduate accommodation, and this page for more information on undergraduate accommodation.

Has Agreed to College Guidelines

Yes

Number of Places

6

St Anne's

St Anne's website

College information supplied in Michaelmas Term 2018.

Book grant

We offer all successful 2nd BM students a one-off Bursary of £850 which is intended to assist with additional book and equipment purchases.

The College library has an annual budget for medical books and students are encouraged to request the purchase of recommended texts. Current graduates make full use of the library and this purchase scheme, and as a result the Library is very well stocked with clinical texts recommended for the course. Every term there are several Subject Family Nights, Lunchtime Discussions, and Journal clubs that are biomedical sciences based.

Travel/elective grant

We offer up to £500 towards the costs of an elective in an overseas country.  We also offer funds of up to £500 for attendance at an overseas conference.  For conferences in Europe and the UK, smaller grants are available.

Clinical Tutorials

Dr Paresh Vyas, University Lecturer in Haematology, is a Fellow of St Anne’s and Dr Helen Salisbury a GP and Honorary Senior Clinical lecturer in Communication skills provide teaching and are personal tutors. The college also provides regular bedside tutorials in years 4 and 6 given by college lecturers Dr Shameq Sayeed (Academic Clinical Fellow, GP), Dr Kasia Bera (NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow, General surgery) and Dr Soudeh Chegini (Clinical Fellow OMFS, Core surgery).  

Number of years for which accommodation is available

Accommodation is available for graduates in Robert Saunders House in Summertown (82 rooms) and in Eleanor Plumer House (13 rooms) on the main College site.  Accommodation is available for each year of study but is not guaranteed.

Rent (per week or month)

£136.36 for 2018/19 per week for a continuous 42 weeks. Further weeks - based on availability - may be booked at the weekly charge

Has Agreed to College Guidelines? 

Yes

Number of Places  

4

St Catherine's

St Catherine's website

College information supplied in Michaelmas Term 2017.

Book /equipment grant

Up to £167 for books and equipment, plus up to £591 from the Graduate Research Expenses Fund for course-related travel, books, equipment and photocopying.

Travel/elective grant

Up to £517, plus up to £591 from the Graduate Research Expenses Fund for course-related travel, books, equipment and photocopying.

Clinical Tutorials?

The College has four clinical lecturers, Professor Ashok Handa, a Consultant Surgeon, the University Clinical Tutor in Surgery and Associate Director of Clinical Studies for the Clinical School, Professor Saul Myerson, a Consultant Cardiologist, Dr Karen Kearley, GP and Fellow of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Dr Lucy Hanington, Clinical Adviser to the Medical Protection Society and Dr Regent Lee, Clinical Lecturer in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences. They provide weekly clinical tutorials as well as additional bedside teaching for finals. They are supported by a team of other clinicians, including Mr Roger Gundle (Orthopaedics) and recent graduates of the college who assist in teaching in specialist areas across the course and in particular in the 4 months leading up to finals.

Number of years for which accommodation is available

The College has approximately 70 single rooms for incoming graduate and 2nd BM students on the main College site and nearby in St Catherine’s House. Priority is given to those coming to the College from the greatest distance and likely to experience difficulties in the local accommodation market.

Rent (per week or month)

2017 -18 rates: £135.31 per week

Additional information

The College proposes to elect one Glaxo Scholar with effect from October 2018. Further information on Glaxo Scholars:

www.stcatz.ox.ac.uk/Scholarships-and-bursaries/Postgraduate.

Has Agreed to College Guidelines

Yes

Number of Places

6

St Edmund Hall

St Edmund Hall website

College information supplied in Michaelmas Term 2018.

Book grant

Up to £50 per annum for books (as part of an annual College Grant of £350)

Equipment grant

£175 towards a stethoscope

Travel/elective grant

Up to £500 to fund transport costs during the elective period, plus up to £1,000 support towards the cost of accommodation left vacant while absent from Oxford for rotations, electives

Clinical Tutorials

Professor Paul Johnson, Reader in Paediatric Surgery, is Clinical Tutor in St Edmund Hall. He is assisted by Dr David McCartney, Fellow by Special Election, and Dr Hussein Al-Mossawi, Fellow by Special Election. Clinical students meet a number of times each term for elective, informal tutorials focusing on issues of particular interest to them. Typically, these are concentrated on improving clinical examination skills. Nearer the time of the final examinations, however, specific topics may be addressed as individual students might wish.

Other medics associated with clinical teaching at the college include Professor Ian Pavord, Professor of Respiratory Medicine; Professor Peter Rothwell, Action Research Professor of Neurology; Professor Paul Matthews, Fellow by Special Election in Clinical Neuroscience; Professorial Fellow; Professor Krina Zondervan, Fellow by Special Election.

Number of years for which accommodation is available

2 years (1st and 3rd year of clinical course)

Rent (per week or month)

£696 per month approx

Additional information

St Edmund Hall holds termly Medical Sciences events that bring together pre-clinical and clinical students and tutors.  These include social events to encourage an open and easy relationship between tutors and students at all levels, as well as student presentations and invited guest lectures. This approach very much reflects the informal and friendly atmosphere of the college.

Has Agreed to College Guidelines

Yes

Number of Places

4 to 5

St Hilda's

St Hilda's website

College information supplied in Hilary Term 2018.

Book grant

The College library has multiple copies of all core texts for all clinical years, and responds quickly to new requests. In addition the College offers a £60 book grant for first year clinical students.

Equipment and Travel/elective grants

Clinical students can apply for £200 towards clinical equipment and £500 towards the 6th year elective. In addition the college has generous support for travel associated with the students’ elective (max £1,000) and any travel associated with year 5 placements overseas, as well as conferences. If required there are also hardship funds to support all graduate students.

Clinical Tutorials

St Hilda’s is unique at Oxford in having such a close-working and joined-up approach to pre-clinical and clinical support, in both pastoral and academic support; there is no barrier between the two stages of training at Hilda's. Our students feel that the Clinical Tutor’s know them even before they are in year 4, and the Pre-clinical Tutors are in touch during every stage of the clinical years.

The Clinical Medicine Fellow, Dr Catherine Swales, is the college graduate advisor for all the clinical students at St Hilda’s as well as being the Director of Clinical Studies in the Clinical Medicine School at Oxford University.

As a College Graduate Advisor Dr Swales undertakes termly appraisals with clinical students, provides pastoral care and advises on work experience. As the Clinical Medicine Tutor Dr Swales oversees, and with the other Clinical Lecturers, delivers college clinical teaching for years 4, 5 and 6. The majority of this clinical teaching is focused in year 4 and 6, as year 5 mostly covers sub-speciality training (e.g. paediatrics, psychiatry). However Dr Swales see all clinical medicine students regularly throughout year 5 for appraisal. 

Contact time is complex as students are often at district general hospitals, but overall St Hilda’s offers approximately 1-2 hours teaching in both medicine and surgery per week in years 4 and 6. Contact time increases to 4-6 hours per week for each of medicine and surgery approaching examination periods. Teaching sessions can be didactic teaching, looking over past papers, discussing complex cases, communication skills training and examinations skills teaching/assessment; and is tailored to meet the group’s needs and then individuals if needed. Tutors also provide a mock clinical exam.

Medical Society

The medical students feel part of the College’s Medical Community. We offer a lot of subject events for medical students: and the clinical students can also attend Graduate Dinners every year at which students and their college advisors get a chance to meet and socialise. The Medical Society regularly hosts seminars and conferences involving Alumnae and Friends, that are not only of wide-spread interest to both undergraduate and graduate students but also offer opportunities for career networking.

Number of years for which accommodation is available

Graduate accommodation is offered to all incoming graduates on a first come, first serve basis once funding has been secured. Accommodation is in East Oxford. 

Rent

Rates range from £5,865.00 (standard rooms) to £7,903.00 (en-suite rooms). Rental periods can be negotiated with the Accommodation Manager.

Additional information

Prizes for best 4th and 6th year performance - £150 each 

Has Agreed to College Guidelines

Yes

Number of Places

6

St Hugh's

St Hugh's website

College information supplied in Michaelmas Term 2017.

Equipment grant

Students may reclaim the cost of purchasing a stethoscope and basic examination kit.

Travel/elective grant

A grant of £500

Clinical Tutorials?

Regular clinical tutorials

Number of years for which accommodation is available

3 years, but accommodation is limited

Rent (per week or month)

£480 - £597 (single occupancy) per calendar month, including utilities

Number of Places

Up to 6 per year, plus 2 to 3 Graduate Entry Medics

Has Agreed to College Guidelines

Yes

St John's

St John's website

College information supplied in Michaelmas Term 2018.

Book grant

The College Academic Grant is currently £344 per annum but typically increases each year.

Equipment grant

Comes under general academic grant.

Travel/elective grant

No official limit specified, but typically around £1000 for elective and some other clinical placements abroad; in total c. £1500-2000 awarded over the course.  Clinical students who demonstrate excellence in performance over the course may be awarded a prize (akin to a senior scholarship) and also may apply for funding to support additional qualifications relevant to their course or future careers.

Clinical Tutorials?

Regular practical and clinical (bedside) tutorials are offered by a team consisting of: Dr Rohan Wijusurendera (a cardiologist and College Clinical Lecturer) and Dr Tarun Gupta (a gastroenterologist and College Clinical Teaching Associate.). The students (organised/co-ordinated by the Torrance Society President) arrange the time and the topic.  Additionally, Professor Pandit (Consultant Anaesthetist and Fellow and Tutor in Medicine) is available for additional teaching, supervision and pastoral care.

College also funds and supports 6 tutorials from clinicians of the students’ choice in the run-up to finals and there is a funded Revision Day by way of lectures in Michaelmas Term before Finals. There is a practice OSCE organised through the Torrance Society for students prior to the 4th Year Combined OSCE Examination.

There is an annual introductory meeting with dinner; clinical students are part of the college’ medical student (Douglas) society which meets termly with a formal dinner in Hall and an invited speaker; and there is a triennial Torrance dinner at which speakers of national and international standing are invited as speakers (and the event includes a careers ‘speed dating’ session’ for attendees to meet senior colleagues from across a wide range of subspecialties).

Number of years for which accommodation is available

Single room accommodation guaranteed in the first year.  For subsequent years the MCR organise a ballot for rooms. 

Rent (per week or month)

The cost for single room accommodation is currently between c.£109.27-132.86 per week.  St John’s will also refund up to four weeks rent per term for any time spent away from college accommodation, e.g. for placements at District General Hospitals.

Has Agreed to College Guidelines

Yes

Number of Places

5-6 per year: St John's does not actively seek clinical student applications from outside college, and expects all of its own to remain for the clinical course. Hence there are generally no 'spare' places. However, with some students taking 'sabbatical' years or even undertaking intercalated DPhils there can occasionally be places available. The college is prepared to consider applications from other Oxford colleges, with the consent of the other college’s tutors.

St Peter's

St Peter's website

College information supplied in Michaelmas Term 2018.

Book grant

None but there is a dedicated clinical medicine section in the college library

Equipment grant

£125 per student per course

Travel/elective grant

£250 - £300 

Clinical Tutorials?

Provided in Years 1 and 3 of the clinical course. The level of tutorial provision more than meets that recommended in the guidelines produced by the Clinical School. The College has a Fellow in Clinical Medicine, Dr Susanne Hodgson, who is an experienced clinical teacher. She is responsible for the provision of clinical tutorials and the welfare of St Peter’s clinical medical students. In addition we have a number of Associate Clinical Tutors who provide specialist teaching in areas such as Surgery and Radiology.

Number of years for which accommodation is available

Up to 1 year in college graduate accommodation

Rent (per week or month)

Approximately £157 per week, including cleaning, heating and lighting in college accommodation.

Has Agreed to College Guidelines

Yes

Number of Places

Up to 7. Three are reserved for students who joined the college for the graduate entry medical course.

Somerville

Somerville website

College information supplied in MT 2018.

Book grant

Funding of up to £100 per year is available to help with the purchase of course-related materials.

Library - Excellent library, open to College members 24/7 with self-issue borrowing. Well-stocked with clinical medicine textbooks, some in multiple copies; requests for updated editions, additional copies or new textbooks are very welcome, and will be fulfilled whenever possible.

Equipment grant

Funding is available to help with the purchase of essential medical equipment.

Travel/elective grant

Funding of up to £1,250 over the length of the course is available towards the cost of course-related travel or projects. This can include medical electives, conferences, courses, expeditions, field trips and research, as well as events taking place in Oxford.

Clinical Tutorials?

The clinical programme is led by the Janet Vaughan Tutor in Clinical Medicine, Helen Ashdown, who is an academic GP, with tutorials delivered by her and the other Somerville clinical tutors, who are consultants and specialty doctors practising across a range of specialties: Suzie Anthony (Radiology), Catherine Garnett (Haematology), Kassim Javaid (Rheumatology), Antony Palmer (Trauma and Orthopaedics), James Varley (Neurology), Vanessa Ferrerira (Cardiology), Vicky Stokes (Endocrinology), Sofia Cerdeira (Obstetrics/Gynaecology), Elizabeth Morris (academic GP), Ruth Corrigan (Acute General Medicine/Infectious Diseases) and Kezia Gaitskell (Histopathology/Public Health). We also have a number of foundation doctors who have graduated from Oxford in the last few years who provide clinical tutorials to the earlier year clinical students (Sarah Billingsley, Scott Frazer, Eleanor Grant and Josie Robertson. Tutorials are predominantly bedside tutorials but with some classroom-based or role play sessions in practice for the clinical OSCEs. Additional tutorials can also be arranged to cover other specialties if requested. Many tutors are also involved in research, and welcome contact from students interested in getting involved in research or finding out more about their specialty.

 

Number of years for which accommodation is available

The college is able to accommodate the majority of its students in their first year and rooms are allocated on a first come, first served basis with a waiting list normally operating for later applications. Accommodation may also be available for students after the first year, subject to availability.

Rent (per week or month)

In the region of £5,750 per year, includes cleaning, heating and lighting.

Additional information

Other scholarships: Somerville aim to award one or more Medical Fund Scholarships of £1,000 to clinical medicine students and this scholarship can be reapplied to annually.

Somerville has a particular reputation for being a friendly and welcoming college with a strong sense of community amongst the medical students, a good relationship between students and tutors, and high academic performance in previous years. The Janet Vaughan Medical Society brings the undergraduates and clinical students together termly or more often for talks by external speakers, drinks events and the annual dinner.

Has Agreed to College Guidelines

Yes

Number of Places

6 (including 3 graduate entry students)

Trinity

Trinity website

College information supplied in Michaelmas Term 2018.

Book grant

£50

Equipment and travel/elective grant

A maximum of £500 over the three year course is offered to cover clinical equipment or electives.

Clinical Tutorials?

Professional support from two Professorial Fellows, one a surgeon and one in primary healthcare.

Number of years for which accommodation is available

3

Rent (per week or month)

Details can be found here

Number of Places

Up to 5 (continuing Trinity pre-clinical students only)

Has Agreed to College Guidelines

Yes

University

University College website

College information supplied in Michaelmas Term 2018.

Book grant

up to £100

Travel/elective grant

Up to £500 for electives and up to £350 for a rotation/ attachment abroad.

Clinical Tutorials?

Yes. Number will vary according to need: up to 6 per term in year 4, at least 6 bedside tutorials in year 6 and mock exams. The college has appointed a Clinical Tutor and Fellow (holding a consultant post), to provide continuity of academic and pastoral support, and career advice, and to arrange teaching sessions including patient-based (‘bedside’) teaching. The Tutor in Clinical Medicine, Prof. Najib Rahman, will be making arrangements for clinical tutorials with a range of specialists. Prof. Rahman and Mr Roger Gundle, the Tutor in Surgery, hold clinician posts at consultant level, and there are further Fellows at postgraduate level who will also provide clinical academic support.

Number of years for which accommodation is available

Guaranteed accommodation with access to kitchen for first year. All rooms have fast internet and telephone points. Accommodation is generally available in a University property: there are a number of rooms in Headington (near the JR Hospital) as well as on the College's main site. The College also has flats for students with partners. Rent waiver during electives in the fourth year are subject to the availability of College accommodation also during electives in the sixth year.

Rent (per week or month)

Currently in the region of £5,003.20 per year, includes cleaning,  utilities and WiFi.

Has Agreed to College Guidelines

Yes

Number of places

4 in 2018/19

Wadham

Wadham website

College information supplied in Michaelmas Term 2018.

Book grant

£50 refund for Freshers only available for the first four weeks of term.

Equipment grant

Up to £100/ year.  

Academic-related grants:

Grants are available to graduate students towards course-related costs up to £260 per year (conference attendance, textbooks etc.) – see the Graduate Finance page of the College website for details and online application forms. 

Elective grant

Up to £650; in addition, the Wadham College Medical Society may be able to offer some financial support to clinical students working abroad. 

Support for Clinical Students

Pastoral Support

All students have a designated Graduate Advisor, currently Dr Simon Yarrow (Retained Lecturer in Clinical Medicine), who is a Consultant Anaesthetist in the Neurosciences Unit. He keeps a close eye on each student’s progress, and is well-placed to offer career advice, help with job applications, act as a referee, and provide extra support for students facing unexpected problems. In addition, Dr Michael Bannon (Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education) is a Fellow of the college, and is able to offer additional careers advice.

Wadham Medical Society

The Wadham Medical Society is particularly active, and a focus for students in all 6 years of the course. There are regular termly meetings with external speakers, the Michaelmas event taking the form of a black-tie dinner in college. Every three years there is a larger gathering to which all previous medical alumni are invited.

Academic Support

Regular bedside tutorials are organised, with a particular emphasis on preparation for the final exams halfway through year 6. Dr Yarrow is supported by Mr Richard Stacey (Consultant Neurosurgeon) and Mr Ian McNab (Consultant Hand Surgeon) as well as 2 Teaching Associates who are junior doctors in training. In addition, many ex-Wadham students working at the John Radcliffe are able to offer ad hoc teaching, and Year 6 students on the Med-Ed module often contribute as well. Our long-term aim is to develop a network of enthusiastic and expert teachers to ensure Wadham’s good reputation in Medicine is maintained.

Dr Yarrow organises more structured teaching in the autumn before finals as part of a consortium of 4 colleges, allowing Wadham students access to other colleges’ lecturers; there is also a mock OSCE exam just before Christmas.

Number of years for which accommodation is available

Wadham offers single accommodation to the majority of first year graduate students.  All rooms have access to a kitchen, and have internet access.

Rent (per week or month)

Approximately £577 per month (2018-19 charges) for a share of a flat (4-5 persons) inclusive of gas and electricity, the provision of a network connection and a basic level of personal contents insurance.

Has Agreed to College Guidelines

Yes

Worcester

Worcester website

College information supplied in Michaelmas Term 2018

Expenses grant

Up to £750 grant for academic expenses incurred as a necessary part of completing the programme of study, including purchase of books, by application.  

Elective grant

Grant in the region of £600 towards costs of elective, by application.

Clinical Tutorials?

Yes

Number of years for which accommodation is available

First year only, subject to availability.

Rent

Accommodation for single graduates: Rent ranges from £397.72 to £683.51 per calendar month, depending on the room grading. Tenancy agreements are for a fixed term of 10 months.

Accommodation for graduates with partners: Rent is £991.50 per calendar month for a two-bedroom flat. Tenancy agreements are for a fixed term of 11 months.

All graduate accommodation has self-catering facilities. In term-time, graduate students also have the option of eating in College.