Rachel Elwood

College: Gonville and Caius

Year of Study: 3rd Year

Course: BSc Medicine

Hometown: Hertford, UK

Previous School: Dame Alice Owens


Why Medicine?

I love science and especially the human body. I enjoy the fact that medicine is applied science and it can vary completely depending on the patient.

Why Cambridge?

Cambridge has somewhere for everyone to fit in and I love that it celebrates knowledge and hard work. For me in particular Cambridge was a great place to study medicine as I love the structure of the course with three years of pre-clinical science and three years clinical work in hospitals.

Beyond the boat..

I love spending time with my friends, watching the rugby (go Sarries) or just chatting with a cup of tea. I love my friends as they keep me grounded and allow me to escape from rowing if I need to.


I love being part of the CUWBC family. I have made friends with people that I may not have met otherwise.