I just got an interview invite for GEM at Cambridge and was wondering what are other people focusing on in terms of preparation? My background is in Psychology/Neuroscience, so I don't remember a thing from biology or chemistry. I really hope they wouldn't ask questions that require too much background knowledge. Any advice on what to expect and how best to prepare?
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- Thread Starter
- 11-11-2016 20:55
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- 16-11-2016 01:43
Distinguished First Class in Psychology from the University of Glasgow
Top of the class + 5 additional awards for academic achievements and a British Psychological Society Undergraduate of the Year award (I've heard that Cambridge like awards )
High school grades:
I'm an EU national and my grades won't make any sense to you, I checked with the colleges and as of now Lucy has confirmed I meet the academic requirements.
I'm also studying for the Higher Chemistry exam, just in case.
4 months in an acute psychiatric ward as an Intern Psychologist (mainly shadowing psychiatrists though).
3 months as a Research Assistant on an Erasmus work placement at Humboldt University in Berlin, conducting an EEG study on the neurobiological footprints of face perception and how this is expressed in different psychiatric disorders
7 months as a volunteer at the fMRI lab at the Neuroscience department, where I was learning how to work with BrainVoyager to analyze fMRI data
8 months as a Support Worker for the Scottish Association for Mental Health working with people with severe mental health conditions, as well as addictions
4 months and ongoing, NHS and Alzheimer Scotland Specialist Dementia Link worker, where I provide post-diagnostic support to patients and families while working in a multi-disciplinary team with the Older People Community Mental Health Team