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    (Original post by majagaja)
    You can easily learn your place on reserve list. Just e-mail them and they are happy to tell you that.
    Oh, I had no idea that's possible. Thank you! I'll email them right now (of course don't expect a reply tonight)
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    Sorry to repeat my question, but it is very important to me.

    Any INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS here?
    Anyone successful?

    Have some questions for you, guys.
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    (Original post by majagaja)
    Sorry to repeat my question, but it is very important to me.

    Any INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS here?
    Anyone successful?

    Have some questions for you, guys.

    Hi,
    Yes, I've been shortlisted for medical physics with a degree from Germany. Just send me a pm and I'll try my best to answer your questions.
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    International from the US - unsuccessful though Currently doing MSc Clinical Neurology in the UK following BS in Biology-biomedical sciences (Hons) completed at home; applied for Neurophys and Genomic counselling. Really wondering what went wrong or if being non-UK/EEA played a part... Any other internationals (esp. from outside the EU) have any information on how they tailored their applications/what kind of experience they have, etc. xx
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    (Original post by Lschue11)
    Really wondering what went wrong or if being non-UK/EEA played a part...
    My thought exactly... How can we know if our degree from abroad is just 'not good enough' for them and no matter how we tailor our application it does not change anything?
    There was no possibility/space to describe our university modules even...
    And also NARIC does not specify if our degree is 1st or 2:1 or 2:2....They just say 'Hons' or not and that's it. So how they know if we are eligible really?
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    (Original post by SB_MedPhys)
    Hi,
    Yes, I've been shortlisted for medical physics with a degree from Germany. Just send me a pm and I'll try my best to answer your questions.
    Sent. Thank you!
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    Did you guys book your interview slots yet? Morning or afternoon?
    Anyone staying in a hotel overnight before the interview?

    I'm super excited (read:stressed!)
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    (Original post by Janu_55)
    Did you guys book your interview slots yet? Morning or afternoon?
    Anyone staying in a hotel overnight before the interview?

    I'm super excited (read:stressed!)
    I booked mine straight away but couldn't decide when would be best. Settled for the middle slot in the end. And I will be staying in a hotel the night before, it's just easier I think.
    I'm sorry for those who haven't got shortlisted this year, I didn't last year. It's such a tough process and I know how terrible it feels to be rejected. Best of luck in the coming year and reapply!
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    Just emailed them and they said they cannot release any information regarding your position on the reserve list, and keep an eye on Oriel basically
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    (Original post by Janu_55)
    Did you guys book your interview slots yet? Morning or afternoon?
    Anyone staying in a hotel overnight before the interview?

    I'm super excited (read:stressed!)
    What slot have you applied for? And which stream are you applying to? I'm Clinical Biochemistry
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    (Original post by emm18)
    Just emailed them and they said they cannot release any information regarding your position on the reserve list, and keep an eye on Oriel basically
    There is still a chance that people will shift up the list! For example people apply to both genetics and biochem or similar and get interviews for both offered at different times - they might initially book an interview slot on one only to turn it down in a week's time. I think you could get an email up to the day before the interview offering you a slot. Stay positive
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    (Original post by Bagsworth)
    There is still a chance that people will shift up the list! For example people apply to both genetics and biochem or similar and get interviews for both offered at different times - they might initially book an interview slot on one only to turn it down in a week's time. I think you could get an email up to the day before the interview offering you a slot. Stay positive
    Aha I'm not going to get my hopes up about anyone dropping out of a Genetic Counselling interview though. And it's a shame because I highly doubt there will be 15 places again next year!
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    Interviews booked!! Pretty glad I have two, if I really mess up the first one hopefully I can learn for the next one !!


    (Original post by emm18)
    Aha I'm not going to get my hopes up about anyone dropping out of a Genetic Counselling interview though. And it's a shame because I highly doubt there will be 15 places again next year!
    You could well be surprised, looking on things like this before, people often apply for a range of things including PhDs, graduate medicine etc. and they might have different first choices to others, seems like every year at least some reserves do get interviews! Best of luck.

    p.s. any reason why you think there will be less next year, I don't know that much about the genetic counselling?
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    (Original post by emm18)
    Just emailed them and they said they cannot release any information regarding your position on the reserve list, and keep an eye on Oriel basically
    Just got the same reply...I really don't see why not, it won't give us an advantage for example, just some idea how screwed up we are...
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    So I kind of thought in service candidates were competing for the same positions as direct entry candidates, but I've just read something that contradicts this. Does anyone know if the number of positions on the pdf on the NSHCS website only refers to the direct entry candidates? Kind of makes me feel a little more hopeful if I'm not competing directly with people who are already in service !!!
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    (Original post by Nightwing_)
    So I kind of thought in service candidates were competing for the same positions as direct entry candidates, but I've just read something that contradicts this. Does anyone know if the number of positions on the pdf on the NSHCS website only refers to the direct entry candidates? Kind of makes me feel a little more hopeful if I'm not competing directly with people who are already in service !!!
    The number they've announced for each specialism is only direct entry - in-service is completely separate so don't worry
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    (Original post by Nightwing_)
    So I kind of thought in service candidates were competing for the same positions as direct entry candidates, but I've just read something that contradicts this. Does anyone know if the number of positions on the pdf on the NSHCS website only refers to the direct entry candidates? Kind of makes me feel a little more hopeful if I'm not competing directly with people who are already in service !!!
    The positions advertised are for direct entry only. We are not competing against in service applicants as they will be paid by their hospital if successful whereas we get paid from a different source.
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    (Original post by rjojo)
    The number they've announced for each specialism is only direct entry - in-service is completely separate so don't worry
    (Original post by Bagsworth)
    The positions advertised are for direct entry only. We are not competing against in service applicants as they will be paid by their hospital if successful whereas we get paid from a different source.
    Thanks guys!!! That actually makes me feel better about the interviews. Still pretty terrified, but ever so slightly less so
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    (Original post by Bagsworth)
    What slot have you applied for? And which stream are you applying to? I'm Clinical Biochemistry
    Hi Bagsworth, Can I mplease ask your background. I am applying for Clinical Biochemistry as well but am a bit new to this field. Also did you apply for biochemistry only?
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    Congratulation to all who are successfull this year.
    For those that didnt get through this year, dont be put off by this outcome. Apply again next year
 
 
 
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