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    (Original post by Bumblebee!)
    So is it better to have a degree IBMS accredited?


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    Yes


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    My exact thought!!

    But too late now...I'll probably have to wait another year to apply :rolleyes:
    yeh, it is too late. Ah well, ima keep trying in the field...
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    (Original post by Bumblebee!)
    So is it better to have a degree IBMS accredited?


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    It depends on what your plans for the future are. Unless you're determined to work as a biomedical scientist in the NHS, an unaccredited course would be preferable, as it gives you far more flexibility in module choices. This would benefit you if you were planning to continue onto more specialised studies at Masters or PhD level.
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    (Original post by ash92:))
    Yes



    yeh, it is too late. Ah well, ima keep trying in the field...
    Have you tried arranging voluntary work in a Lab?

    Apparently some people on my course have managed to do that.....they usually help you out with our portfolio once you've volunteered for a while.
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    (Original post by 2468)
    Have you tried arranging voluntary work in a Lab?

    Apparently some people on my course have managed to do that.....they usually help you out with our portfolio once you've volunteered for a while.
    yup, I signed up to a local lab work recruitment agency which finds short-term work experience placements. They had no luck either. With regards to the NHS, I rang up my local hospital trust and they pretty much shunned at the idea of speaking about a placement and referred me to the website :sigh:
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    anyone applied for St Georges biomedical
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    Whats the basic salary for a biomedical scientist?

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    (Original post by Asfpr3)
    Whats the basic salary for a biomedical scientist?

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    It's a band 5 position, so they start at approximately £20,000 a year.
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    (Original post by Lethorio)
    It's a band 5 position, so they start at approximately £20,000 a year.
    What's band 5??

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    (Original post by Lethorio)
    It's a band 5 position, so they start at approximately £20,000 a year.
    Sorry for that dum question man,just curious

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    (Original post by Asfpr3)
    Sorry for that dum question man,just curious

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    It's a pay structure, which puts you in a band according to your job.

    http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/working...nge-pay-rates/
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    (Original post by Lethorio)
    It's a pay structure, which puts you in a band according to your job.

    http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/working...nge-pay-rates/
    So biomedical scientist has a minimum pay structure of band 5?

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    (Original post by Asfpr3)
    So biomedical scientist has a minimum pay structure of band 5?

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    As far as I know, yes.

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    (Original post by Lethorio)
    As far as I know, yes.

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    So who will get a band of 7,8?

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    (Original post by Asfpr3)
    So who will get a band of 7,8?

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    Band 7 is a lab manager, as far as I know. Not sure about band 8. Check the NHS jobs website.

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    All those who are state registered BMS, can you please quote this message and tell me in which hospital you completed your IBMS portfolio.

    I've graduated and need to complete my IBMS portfolio for hoc registration.
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    Those who done their Biomedical dissertations. If you done a lab based project, did your supervisor guide you on what techniques you should use etc or do they just expect you to do everything yourself?
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    (Original post by 2468)
    Those who done their Biomedical dissertations. If you done a lab based project, did your supervisor guide you on what techniques you should use etc or do they just expect you to do everything yourself?
    From what I've heard they kinda expect you to do everything yourself. You tell them what you wanna do, and they'll basically say "yes go for it", or "no, I don't think that would be ideal".
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    Unsure as to whether to firm Newcastle or Manchester? They are both exactly the same offer.
    Any help/ advice would be appreciated!



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    Hi there, this seems like a nice, friendly thread.

    I'm currently in my final year of Biomedical Science in London, and want to apply for Graduate Entry Medicine next year, and providing I get an offer, I would then have a gap year between studies.

    I could get a job as an HCA or do something very part time for 6-12 months, but I wondered if I could get a job as a Biomedical Scientist or something similar, using my experience and knowledge gained, and earn around 20k?

    Would this be possible for just a year? Or would I need to undertake something like a 3 year training course as a graduate? My course is IBMS approved.

    Thanks.
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    Hi,am studying biomedical science in sheffield hallam uni.


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