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    (Original post by stoopatroopa)
    Did you put every location down as a preference or say 'no' to some? That could be the difference.

    Yes i did i put two in the no preference column but pretty much all of them in te wanted i put none in not wanted column, got ranked 14 it just doesnt make sense how this ranking thing works
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    (Original post by AmberR1)
    That is odd! What rank did you get?
    I seem to remember reading on here back when everyone was doing the online tests that they use those results if people tied at interview (although i'm not sure and people aren't always right on here)
    It could also be the preference thing, I didn't say no to any of the areas

    I got ranked position 14, thats true could be the online tests rather than the shortlisting score, well atleast weve figured out they dont use the shortlisting score to differentiate between candidates. I ranked everything in the wanted column and two in no preference but put nothing in the not wanted column but i was told by the school no preference just meant you could be placed in any of them if you dont meet your wanted positions
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    (Original post by Hurriya23)
    Yes i did i put two in the no preference column but pretty much all of them in te wanted i put none in not wanted column, got ranked 14 it just doesnt make sense how this ranking thing works
    That's pretty bizarre then based on how we thought ranking worked. But I don't think anyone from the NSHCS actually confirmed that they use the shortlisting score in the event of an interview tie. Possibly they look at scores from online tests, how well you performed in a specific station (i.e. the specialist one?) or a combination of all 3 with different weightings.
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    It is really bizarre it would be nice if they could just confirm what the process is rather than making everyone sit here and think


    (Original post by stoopatroopa)
    That's pretty bizarre then based on how we thought ranking worked. But I don't think anyone from the NSHCS actually confirmed that they use the shortlisting score in the event of an interview tie. Possibly they look at scores from online tests, how well you performed in a specific station (i.e. the specialist one?) or a combination of all 3 with different weightings.
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    (Original post by Hurriya23)
    It is really bizarre it would be nice if they could just confirm what the process is rather than making everyone sit here and think
    I'm really sorry that you were so close to a position and didn't get an offer. That is the ultimate in sucking and I can appreciate why understanding why this has happened is important.
    I can only really suggest asking them directly and seeing if they are willing to answer?
    I wish you the absolute best of luck and really hope that you get a position if you choose to apply again. There are several success stories on the thread after a couple of years of not quite making it, and next year you could get a much better location for you than you might have ended up with this year. A year is not so long after all. :-)
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    Did anybody here get accepted, or even offered an interview for histopathology this year?

    I would be really interested/grateful to hear about what kind of experience and qualifications you had which helped out your applications.
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    (Original post by calmsmile93)
    Hi! Massive congrats on your genomics offer!!

    I've applied for genomics for the past two years and haven't even received an interview

    I was wondering if you could share your experiences so that maybe I could get an idea of where I can improve.

    I'm a graduate of BSc Biomedical Science (received a 1st) and have done a genetics research project during my degree. I will be undertaking a genetics MSc soon. Hopefully this will help me to finally get an interview lol
    Hey, thanks

    I'd be happy to answer any questions you have - PM me
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    SOOOOOOO relieved to get an in service cardiac science offer today!!!!! Thank God as i thought i'd completely screwed up the general science station #thankful
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    Hello,
    I'm wondering if there's anyone on this thread with one of the clinical pharmaceutical science offers.
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    (Original post by housefan12)
    Serious question: as a trainee, would you get the NHS staff discount at Nandos?
    lol, this is the best question!! YES, we do!
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    (Original post by stoopatroopa)
    I'm really sorry that you were so close to a position and didn't get an offer. That is the ultimate in sucking and I can appreciate why understanding why this has happened is important.
    I can only really suggest asking them directly and seeing if they are willing to answer?
    I wish you the absolute best of luck and really hope that you get a position if you choose to apply again. There are several success stories on the thread after a couple of years of not quite making it, and next year you could get a much better location for you than you might have ended up with this year. A year is not so long after all. :-)
    I have called them they placed me on hold for ages and came back to me saying we take imto account many factors and cant disclose the recruitment process but they did clarify that they do not differentiaite with the shortlisting score. They cant give more information than that apparently. thank you and not long at all but this year may just drag now. How did it go for you?
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    (Original post by .dard.)
    Ah so close! this has definitely given me more drive to stop feeling sorry for myself and apply next year. Did you manage to get a location you wanted?
    Good luck next year, then! I got my second choice, so I'm glad I got that, but at the same time a bit disappointed that I was so close to getting my first choice and didn't get it
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    (Original post by Cardiology30)
    SOOOOOOO relieved to get an in service cardiac science offer today!!!!! Thank God as i thought i'd completely screwed up the general science station #thankful
    Congrats! Where is your offer for?
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    (Original post by Ehter)
    lol, this is the best question!! YES, we do!
    Really need to get an offer next year just to get nandos discount haha x
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    (Original post by mc_nuklear)
    For those who have been through the application process more than once: Did you encounter the same interviewers when you went back? Do they hold anything against you if you have performed very poorly at interview one year and then applied again?

    Yes I got one of the same interviewers, however it will not be held against you, they have marking criteria that they base your score on. (Also I doubt they would remember you anyway - only was 10mins and they saw loads of people!)
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    (Original post by mc_nuklear)
    For those who have been through the application process more than once: Did you encounter the same interviewers when you went back? Do they hold anything against you if you have performed very poorly at interview one year and then applied again?
    I honestly couldn't tell you. If I met one of my interviewers during training or bumped into one tomorrow I probably wouldn't recognize them which would be a bit awkward! But yeah, they just mark you against the criteria and your answers on the day. They interview so many people they probably won't remember you the next year! And as there are multiple stations running in parallel there is a good chance you might not get the same interviewers. They might not even have the same people interviewing each year due to peoples commitments, I don't know!
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    Hello all,,

    Congrats and condolences to all. This is my third year applying and I finally have a place - with lower scores than last year! I know it's disheartening - I have been miserable for the last 3 years of applications, but the best is advice is probably never to lose hope...

    I'm currently working in the Sheffield Genetics labs and will be going to Genomic Counselling in Sheffield instead.

    Which of you are the genomics and bioinformatics trainees in Sheffield? Would be good to chat - the three of you will be together but I'll be on my own!

    (Original post by housefan12)
    Serious question: as a trainee, would you get the NHS staff discount at Nandos?
    AND student discount.
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    Has anyone's offer got upgraded yet?
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    Hello all,
    Firstly congratulations & condolences. But well done to all who tried; it's a very hard scheme to get on to - so to even get an interview is an amazing thing!

    I am a Med Phys trainee at Newcastle/Northern training consortium.
    If any of you have received offers for here, please let me know; more specifically the physical science trainees.
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    (Original post by DeeeDoubleYou)
    Hello all,,

    Congrats and condolences to all. This is my third year applying and I finally have a place - with lower scores than last year! I know it's disheartening - I have been miserable for the last 3 years of applications, but the best is advice is probably never to lose hope...

    I'm currently working in the Sheffield Genetics labs and will be going to Genomic Counselling in Sheffield instead.

    Which of you are the genomics and bioinformatics trainees in Sheffield? Would be good to chat - the three of you will be together but I'll be on my own!


    AND student discount.
    Congratulations on a place. Particularly after persevering for so many years. I hope you enjoy the training and find the other Sheffield trainees soon.
    Would you mind sharing your scores so I can compare mine please?
    Obviously don't feel obliged if you don't want to.
 
 
 
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