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    (Original post by ssemog)
    true!... I don't know if I can take it!
    I'm meant to be revising, but it's really not going well
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    (Original post by DeeeDoubleYou)
    The person ranked highest at interview gets their top preference; the 2nd highest ranked gets their first choice (unless the top person took it, at which point the second person gets their second choice). It filters down until everyone hears back that way. So if you don't hear straight away it doesn't mean you're not getting an offer - you may just be further down the list...
    Hey that isn't how it works. They don't wait for people higher up the list to accept if your top position has been offered to someone you will then get offered the next one down. It can take a couple of weeks before people accept an offer, so they can't wait for that before they offer the next person down. Hope that helps
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    Has anyone rang them to see if they think they are on track to release today? If they're behind then i'll just calm down but my F5 key is taking a beating today!
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    (Original post by Nightwing_)
    Hey that isn't how it works. They don't wait for people higher up the list to accept if your top position has been offered to someone you will then get offered the next one down. It can take a couple of weeks before people accept an offer, so they can't wait for that before they offer the next person down. Hope that helps
    Ah, I never meant they had to accept it. But yes, it can take a while for things to settle.
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    (Original post by anone567)
    Has anyone rang them to see if they think they are on track to release today? If they're behind then i'll just calm down but my F5 key is taking a beating today!
    I haven't, but if you wanted to and let us know that would be super useful!
    I'm meant to be writing essays but can't concentrate, keep refreshing emails every 5 minutes!
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    (Original post by anone567)
    Has anyone rang them to see if they think they are on track to release today? If they're behind then i'll just calm down but my F5 key is taking a beating today!
    I emailed them about 20 min ago, but no reply so far... I'll post here if they do.
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    (Original post by housefan12)
    I haven't, but if you wanted to and let us know that would be super useful!
    I'm meant to be writing essays but can't concentrate, keep refreshing emails every 5 minutes!
    I have phoned them. They said it will be this week sometime... They are working through each specialism, so some might hear today, some tomorrow and so on. Super annoying.

    They also said, if you have interview complete now, it is likely you will be offered a place or be on reserve.
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    (Original post by science10)
    I have phoned them. They said it will be this week sometime... They are working through each specialism, so some might hear today, some tomorrow and so on. Super annoying.

    They also said, if you have interview complete now, it is likely you will be offered a place or be on reserve.
    Really well that is a relief at least. After getting a change to interview unsuccessful last week I was convinced the other specialism would follow, been so on edge!!! I realise it still isn't a guarantee that I'll get at the very least reserve, but fingers crossed!!!
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    (Original post by science10)
    I have phoned them. They said it will be this week sometime... They are working through each specialism, so some might hear today, some tomorrow and so on. Super annoying.

    They also said, if you have interview complete now, it is likely you will be offered a place or be on reserve.

    Thank you!
    My specialism was interviewed the first week and theres only 15 places so I'm hoping that it will be one of the first to be released. I just want news haha, whether it's good or bad; just so I can get on with my week!

    Good lucky everyone!
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    (Original post by anone567)
    Thank you!
    My specialism was interviewed the first week and theres only 15 places so I'm hoping that it will be one of the first to be released. I just want news haha, whether it's good or bad; just so I can get on with my week!

    Good lucky everyone!
    Mine was in the second week and there's about 60 places so I'm not expecting to hear today
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    Does anyone know why there are so many more places for medical physics than ever other specialism, I understand the importance obviously, but I would have though the other specialisms were just as important. Is there a big drive for that in the NHS at the moment? I would have thought with the 100000 genome project there would be a huge drive for geneticists, but there is less than half the number of med phys!
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    (Original post by Nightwing_)
    Does anyone know why there are so many more places for medical physics than ever other specialism, I understand the importance obviously, but I would have though the other specialisms were just as important. Is there a big drive for that in the NHS at the moment? I would have thought with the 100000 genome project there would be a huge drive for geneticists, but there is less than half the number of med phys!
    I just assumed it was because it was the only really physic based one, plus there are 4 schemes within it, so it's not quite as big
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    (Original post by DuckyMinotaur)
    I just assumed it was because it was the only really physic based one, plus there are 4 schemes within it, so it's not quite as big
    (Original post by <Ryan>)
    Med Phys has a number of routes within the specialism. I guess that might be why
    Ah ok, I did not know that!
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    (Original post by Nightwing_)
    Does anyone know why there are so many more places for medical physics than ever other specialism, I understand the importance obviously, but I would have though the other specialisms were just as important. Is there a big drive for that in the NHS at the moment? I would have thought with the 100000 genome project there would be a huge drive for geneticists, but there is less than half the number of med phys!
    I was definitely anticipating an increase in the number of clinical bioinformaticiains in genomics for this reason. I imagine it is because it is still not quite the "boom" of the genomics era yet - much more is yet to be integrated into the health system. Also a lot of the 100,000 genomes project is carried out by the Sanger institute in Cambridge I found out from a current STP, the genetics and genomics stps do relatively little work on it, if any at all.
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    I've had an offer come through Got my first choice! I am in shock. But looks like they are running on schedule!
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    (Original post by Knurse1991)
    I've had an offer come through Got my first choice! I am in shock. But looks like they are running on schedule!
    OMG that is AMAZING! Well done! And your first choice!
    Can I ask what specialism?
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    (Original post by Knurse1991)
    I've had an offer come through Got my first choice! I am in shock. But looks like they are running on schedule!
    Congrats, which specialism?
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    Haem and Transfusion science- We were one of the first interviews and only 8 spots, so may take a little longer for the bigger specialisms?
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    (Original post by Knurse1991)
    I've had an offer come through Got my first choice! I am in shock. But looks like they are running on schedule!
    Congratulations!!!! Where are you going to be based?
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    I've had an email come through to say I'm on the reserve list...
 
 
 
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