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    (Original post by rjojo)
    I think they are genuinely looking for all rounders. It's all on a scoring system and there are no points awarded for the university you went to, but obviously there are for how well you did and you get further points for doing a relevant masters. Every question has to be answered perfectly, hitting every point they mention within the question and beyond (e.g. the NHS values one, making sure everything you say is relevant and demonstrates you adhere to those values). Think of it not as how much experience you have but how you can put that into words and make yourself scream "NHS", pretty much. Experience helps but doesn't entitle you to an interview, from reading around this year and last year and knowing several people that have succeeded and not, that's clear. I like to think that the questions aren't about you so much, but about what you can contribute - as plenty of people either a/ have experience too or b/ could quickly learn the skills needed. I don't mean this message to you specifically of course, but I've seen a lot of people asking so I thought I'd give my two pennies worth.
    right i dont have a masters .. just in my third year but the statistics show that undergrads get in ..i didnt realise a masters was so necessary.. I have as much people and lab experience possible for me at this stage but i guess it isnt enough.. i need to have more..
    I answered the questions (i thought) bang on, about how each aspect of the nhs values i already put into use etc and how i would utilise them relevantly in the NHS etc.. onwards and upwards! best of luck to u
    cheers!
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    Hey Guys. I don't think is possible to work out how they access our applications. I applied for cardiac science and respiratory and got interviews for both but in the questions I rarely mentioned respiratory so who knows how they allocate interview spots.
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    (Original post by Bagsworth)
    I did only apply to Biochemistry only, I don't know if it helped that I was mentioning biochemistry a lot in my application.

    I have a degree in biomedical sciences, just finishing writing up a PhD and am currently a biomedical scientist in biochemistry. This is my second time applying.
    What's your background Chem_Angel? I wouldn't worry that you're new to this as you've got an interview so they clearly saw something in your application!
    I am a biomedical Scientist in biochemistry however Ive only just got this job and I only graduated recently, So I dont have much experience. I only applied for biochemistry and it is my second time.
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    (Original post by nech)
    I couldnt make it to any of the open days I did biomedical science (genetics) Im in my third year..
    during my lab work at the hospital i worked under a guy who had done the STP but that just showed me what the job is like .. im not in touch with him so I cant ask for guidance if thats what you mean.
    I have relevant work experience in labs and i would have more but im only in my third year - i literally do not have time to get a lab job so i worked in my holidays.. maybe a masters would help get more scientific experience
    cheers
    All sounds good. Im in my third year too, I have zero lab experience except my dissertation project so I don't think that matters to them. they told us that you pretty much do no lab work in genomic counselling anyway, its a really patient focused specialism. I found some trainees on linkedin and emailed them, also emailed some generic hospital addresses to be put into contact with genetic staff or genetic counsellors, and i told them how i found them on my application, i think they like to see it when you use initiative to track people down and to get information. I would 100% definitely attend an open day, at the one that i went to they just released genomic counselling as a 2016 specialism on that day, they had little information about the specialism but a consultant genetic counsellor was there, she showed us around the offices and gave us loads of tips and loads of information about further career development, the day-to-day roles etc. I also learnt loads about the programme, the structure, how your assessed and the next programmes that it leads into within the NHS. You seem to have everything they are looking for and more! Hope everything goes well for you!!
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    Hmm. The med phys interviews are mon/tues/weds, and Weds got fully booked super quickly. I wonder why that day was so popular.

    I'm going to book the latest slot (3.40pm) on either mon or tues so that I can go to work for the morning and then get the train down in the afternoon. Guess it's better than missing an entire day of work. I'm kinda bricking it for the interviews ngl. I'm surprised I was invited to interview because I didn't talk about going to an open day or anything about researching the STP at all.
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    Just a bit on info from what I've gathered from previous forums. There are 4 stations;
    1) general scientific questions
    2) specialism questions
    3) values
    4) leadership
    Each station you have 10mins to answer the questions and apparently if you're stuck the interviewer will prompt you.
    You get a score out of 50 for the interview. 10 marks for each station and 10 for communication.
    Hope this helps! Good luck everyone 😀
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    Hi,

    Can anybody advise me on the positions that were available this year? I am hoping to apply to haematology/transfusion and immunology - currently completing my pre registration portfolio in haem/trans until going back to university to complete my final year.

    Tried to look on the website for the posts but won't let me click on the link, maybe someone has a copy of the posts and locations for this year?

    Thanks in advance, Charlotte
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    (Original post by Eosinophil)
    Hi,

    Can anybody advise me on the positions that were available this year? I am hoping to apply to haematology/transfusion and immunology - currently completing my pre registration portfolio in haem/trans until going back to university to complete my final year.

    Tried to look on the website for the posts but won't let me click on the link, maybe someone has a copy of the posts and locations for this year?

    Thanks in advance, Charlotte
    For this year - Haem/Transfusion is 8 places, Immunology is 4 places
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    Anyone know about the structure of the STP Course itself? I.e. how often you are in University in the first year etc? I have an interview for Respiratory and I'm trying to work out where my best options are location-wise. I'm currently based in Manchester (No respiratory position here sadly), I'm led to believe Manchester Uni is linked with the Birmingham positions.

    Edit: Info I've taken from various sites indicates a 6 week block Oct-Nov of the first year along with 'blended learning' - does this blended learning mean occasional lectures at the relevant university?
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    (Original post by ejb21)
    All sounds good. Im in my third year too, I have zero lab experience except my dissertation project so I don't think that matters to them. they told us that you pretty much do no lab work in genomic counselling anyway, its a really patient focused specialism. I found some trainees on linkedin and emailed them, also emailed some generic hospital addresses to be put into contact with genetic staff or genetic counsellors, and i told them how i found them on my application, i think they like to see it when you use initiative to track people down and to get information. I would 100% definitely attend an open day, at the one that i went to they just released genomic counselling as a 2016 specialism on that day, they had little information about the specialism but a consultant genetic counsellor was there, she showed us around the offices and gave us loads of tips and loads of information about further career development, the day-to-day roles etc. I also learnt loads about the programme, the structure, how your assessed and the next programmes that it leads into within the NHS. You seem to have everything they are looking for and more! Hope everything goes well for you!!
    ok i hear now what i shouldve done differently ! thank you for your reply and best of luck to u!!! hope you get in!
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    Hi, I am an international applicant, got an interview for med physics. I will be happy to help out if I can!
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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, I am an international applicant too for medical physics and I'd be happy to help out if I can!
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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
    Hey, I was on the reserve list for Genomics but I just got an email this morning offering me an interview. There is hope!
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    (Original post by MagicTurtle)
    Hey, I was on the reserve list for Genomics but I just got an email this morning offering me an interview. There is hope!
    Brilliant!! Well done!
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    (Original post by MagicTurtle)
    Hey, I was on the reserve list for Genomics but I just got an email this morning offering me an interview. There is hope!
    well done! I'm still shortlist reserve... o.O fingers crossed!
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    just a quick question. At the end of the training everyone qualifies as a clinical scientists but in respect to your department what is your actual role. ie if you qualify as a cardiac scientist do you become a cardiac physiologist? Might sound bit daft this question.
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    (Original post by iceberger)
    just a quick question. At the end of the training everyone qualifies as a clinical scientists but in respect to your department what is your actual role. ie if you qualify as a cardiac scientist do you become a cardiac physiologist? Might sound bit daft this question.
    You wouldn't immediately be given a title as such I don't think, rather you'd apply for certain jobs, so if you applied for and got a cardiac physiologist job you would be a cardiac physiologist then.
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    Hey - I got an email saying that sub preferences are open from Monday - does anyone know if this is first come first served or anything? I'm away without wifi on monday so just a little worried!
    Also, what does 'general science' in the interview mean?! Will it be related to healthcare or anything from GCSE basically?
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    (Original post by housefan12)
    Hey - I got an email saying that sub preferences are open from Monday - does anyone know if this is first come first served or anything? I'm away without wifi on monday so just a little worried!
    Also, what does 'general science' in the interview mean?! Will it be related to healthcare or anything from GCSE basically?
    Sub prefs aren't first come first served, don't worry. Locations are given out based on how well you do at interview. So the person who gets top interview score gets their first choice, next best score gets their first choice unless it's already claimed in which case they get their second choice, etc. So also you can't improve your chances by ranking locations with more places as higher on your list. It is all down to interview score.
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    (Original post by housefan12)
    Hey - I got an email saying that sub preferences are open from Monday - does anyone know if this is first come first served or anything? I'm away without wifi on monday so just a little worried!
    Also, what does 'general science' in the interview mean?! Will it be related to healthcare or anything from GCSE basically?
    Hey, no you can fill it in any time it's just an indication they use after the interviews. I think the better you do the more likely you are to get a top choice, but doesn't make anything definite.
 
 
 
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