Course Length: 6 years
Distance to Faculty: 15 minutes
Welcome from the Subject Rep
Hi there! I’m Jesse, and I’m a second year medic at Jesus. Oxford’s medical school is special in that we’re quite a small one, and Jesus is unique here in that there are only 4 medics per year, compared to other colleges which usually have around 5-6. This means you’ll become quite close with the other Jesus medics before long, and before you know it, you’ll have yourself a really tight-knit group of friends for the next 6 years. First year medicine is comprised of 3 main courses: Organisation of the Body, Physiology and Pharmacology, and Biochemistry and Medical Genetics (with some Medical Sociology and Medical Statistics on the side too.) As medics, our weeks are pretty full here, with plenty of lectures, seminars, and practicals to keep us busy (the practicals are especially cool I think, since unlike other subjects, you get to experiment on yourself and your friends!) But that’s not to say you won’t have any free time at all – you’ll in fact find plenty of time to pursue whatever interests you outside of medicine too. You can expect to have about 2-3 tutorials a week here too, with an essay written beforehand for each of those. We’re really lucky here at Jesus since we have such brilliant tutors – you can go to them about just about anything, and you’ll realise pretty quickly that there’s no such thing as a stupid question!
If you have any questions, just drop me an email!