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    Hi, were you successful? I'm currently looking at doing the undergrad. I have family members in physiology but it seems you can't progress in the same way without the stp? Thanks
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    (Original post by hellodave5)
    Thanks for the insight, that helps greatly. That competition is extremely high! I think even greater than GEM (which is often regarded as extremely so). Rather scary.

    I know someone who did neuroscience at uni (undergrad) but ended up doing, I think it was the respiratory stream.

    I have done a psychology degree... which I'm not totally sure they would accept. Though was focused on neuro, and currently doing a masters in cog neuro.

    The only thing which would maybe annoy me is the super specialism involved - but I suppose that is just one of those things. Still sounds very interesting, and mix of 'science' (whatever that involves in each individual stream) and patient contact sounds great.
    Hi,

    I am a final year in cognitive neuroscience and psychology, and although my degree is 50% neuroscience, I feel I am now in a similar position to what you were. If you don't mind me asking, if you applied, how did you get on? A year later, is there any experience or application stuff you would have done differently?

    Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by Gandy_123)
    Ahh cool! We wont be alone I'm respiratory and sleep, what about you?
    Hi, I'm looking to apply for the 2017 intake and can't decide between respiratory and sleep or neurophysiology. My undergrad is neuroscience but my career interest is sleep. Just wondering how you are finding it and if you have any tips or advice? Where are you based?

    Thanks in advance x
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    (Original post by jaaadele)
    Does anyone know which university provides the neurophysiology course? It says Manchester and Aston but no indication of which! Any help would be appreciated
    Hi, did you find out which it was? Sorry I don't know if you were asking for general info or as an applicant. From what i've been told its MMU specifically for neuro because the teachers moved there from UoM. Do you know if thats true? I'm looking to apply for the 2017 intake.

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    (Original post by chloep1989)
    Hi! I got Gastro at South Manchester. Salford was my first choice but I decided to accept without upgrades as getting to either hospital from my current flat is just as easy!!
    Hi, I'm gonna be applying for the 2017 intake in Manchester and was just wondering how you are getting on? any advice for applicants? Also, would you be able to tell me what the 'topics' are for each station during the interview process? Don't wanna get my hopes up too much but also can't stand the idea of being ill prepared x
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    (Original post by ksl13)
    Hi,

    I am a final year in cognitive neuroscience and psychology, and although my degree is 50% neuroscience, I feel I am now in a similar position to what you were. If you don't mind me asking, if you applied, how did you get on? A year later, is there any experience or application stuff you would have done differently?

    Thanks in advance
    In honesty, I have completely burned out after my masters degree... which I'm very happy to have now finished
    I hope your degree is going well. The fact that your degree has a primary focus on biological mechanisms should serve you well. For me was not the case, and likely would not have been able to do something biological after mine without my masters degree.
    Still contemplating on my next steps, after maybe taking it easy for a year just holding down a job.
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    (Original post by hellodave5)
    In honesty, I have completely burned out after my masters degree... which I'm very happy to have now finished
    I hope your degree is going well. The fact that your degree has a primary focus on biological mechanisms should serve you well. For me was not the case, and likely would not have been able to do something biological after mine without my masters degree.
    Still contemplating on my next steps, after maybe taking it easy for a year just holding down a job.
    Congratulations on finishing your masters. I think I might take the same route as you and do a masters before making the commitment as I i've been non-stop for 6 years. Think i'm gonna apply this year and take my chances still, but thank you so much for being honest. Best of luck in your future endeavours
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    The 2017 intake is getting closer. For those that have applied more than once, can you use the answers you used for your previous application or does the application have to be completely fresh?
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    Hello,

    Thank you for sharing this information. For me it was helpful, as it will be the first time I apply for the STP.
    I am just very curious about the interview process. Someone said it is like speed dating, but nothing related to what kind of questions they ask: is it about you as a person, your experience or knowledge in the field... ?
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    (Original post by iceberger)
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    The 2017 intake is getting closer. For those that have applied more than once, can you use the answers you used for your previous application or does the application have to be completely fresh?
    I don't think they care. You can't submit two applications in one year but I think you can use the same answers from the previous year.

    Bear in mind their marking criteria may change though.
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    (Original post by cezabela)
    Hello,

    Thank you for sharing this information. For me it was helpful, as it will be the first time I apply for the STP.
    I am just very curious about the interview process. Someone said it is like speed dating, but nothing related to what kind of questions they ask: is it about you as a person, your experience or knowledge in the field... ?
    The interview structure is like this:

    4 interview of 10 minutes each with two assessors at each station. The (may change - look for info on the NSHCS website - four stations are general aptitude for science, science relating to your specialty, leadership and NHS values.
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    Hi, I'm looking to apply to the STP in the coming years either in reproductive science or genetic counselling. I was wondering if anyone on here had been successful in gaining a place on either of these fields and would mind sharing with me what kinda qualifications and experience they had on their application so I know what to aim for when I come round to applying??
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    (Original post by Kat91625)
    Hi, I'm looking to apply to the STP in the coming years either in reproductive science or genetic counselling. I was wondering if anyone on here had been successful in gaining a place on either of these fields and would mind sharing with me what kinda qualifications and experience they had on their application so I know what to aim for when I come round to applying??
    Hi you might be better off posting on the 2017 thread
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    Hi there,

    For the Values and Behaviour section, is this to do with the standard NHS core values, or wit the person specification for the STP specifically?

    Thank you!
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    (Original post by chazza95)
    Hi there,

    For the Values and Behaviour section, is this to do with the standard NHS core values, or wit the person specification for the STP specifically?

    Thank you!
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    It's based on the core values but if you can incorporate elements from the specification it's a bonus.
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    (Original post by iceberger)
    Hi
    It's based on the core values but if you can incorporate elements from the specification it's a bonus.
    thank you so much!
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    Hi, has anyone here completed the 1 year MSc in Medical Imaging at the University of Leeds, and then been a successful candidate for the STP?

    I got accepted for the Medical Physics stream but was just short of the necessary 2:1 in my integrated Masters of Physics (4 years). Not sure if doing well in that MSc would improve my chances..but it is £6500 (cheaper than the Medical Physics Masters at Surrey Uni option) and I've completed two of the 15 credit modules (although they were only 10 credits each for us Physics students), and they were amazing. I don't know if I should persevere with another Masters to get onto the STP or not in 2018. Not sure what I'd then do if I wasn't actually successful next year.

    Also the PTP is a 3 year Bachelors so this 1 year MSc seems a much better option.

    Also if I did go with this MSc route and miraculously got accepted again next year, would any of the modules make me exempt from modules in the Clinical Sciences Masters?

    This is for the Medical Physics stream btw
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    Hi, i have heard that in service applicants directly qualify for the interview as they do not need to take the online assessments...The online assessments is rubbish and doesn't make any sense to me for the science students. Even my finance sector friend who is very good at such tests did comment that this test doesn't make any sense to him..good luck
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    (Original post by a6georgia1)
    Hi!

    I am a final year Genetics student and I will be applying for the Reproductive Sciences strand. I have 6 weeks full time work in an IVF research lab and a few one-off day clinical placements, by I'm really worried my experience isn't enough to to get me in? I'm hoping my knowledge and enthusiasm can make up for that though? How much has other people done?
    Will be applying for a MSc also as a back up!

    Were you successful in this post?!
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    Hi! Thinking of applying to the STP this year, and am in a similar position to this. Can I ask how your application went last year? Any pointers for a tentative applicant?
 
 
 
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