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Just a group for the people applying for the NHS STP in 2021 for Cardiac Science
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Hey guys, thought I'd just make this so we can discuss where we have applied, what our backgrounds are and also any information we get in the following months regarding our applications.

I will start, I am hoping to gain a spot in either Liverpool or Manchester and my background is a biomedical affiliated degree and then I went on to do a master's in molecular medicine. I've also done some work experience in a sonography lab with Warrington hospital. Im now in full time work with siemens Healthineers doing IVDR. What are all of your backgrounds and how do people feel about the application process?
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Hey. I´m also applying this year for the first time. I'm still unsure about the university we need to attend to. Are the classes going to be online?

I´m also thinking of Manchester. I did a BSc in Biology in Portugal and my master thesis in London. I studied Biomedical Research with a specialism in Cardiovascular Sciences. I don´t have any clinical experience but I do have laboratory experience. I worked with stem cells and worked to differentiate them into cardiomyocytes in order to study the Progeria syndrome in Humans.
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Nice! That sounds so interesting! My research project was on a new biomarker called Tex-19. It's all so exciting! I wish you the best of luck! fingers crossed we will find out some dates soon! 😁 how did you find the application questions?
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Hey . I found the questions quite tricky , but I think I mannaged to answer them according to their requests. Where you really specific in every question according to the specialization you wanted? (in this case cardiac sciences)
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Hey . I found the questions quite tricky , but I think I mannaged to answer them according to their requests. Where you really specific in every question according to the specialization you wanted? (in this case cardiac sciences)
I wasn't too specific no, I just explained how my experience means I met the specification. I didn't necessarily say those terms in as many words but tried to make it obvious. If that makes any sense 😅I thought they were quite tricky to get to the point in such little words but fingers crossed ay!
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I wasn't too specific no, I just explained how my experience means I met the specification. I didn't necessarily say those terms in as many words but tried to make it obvious. If that makes any sense 😅I thought they were quite tricky to get to the point in such little words but fingers crossed ay!
I had more difficulty doing the last 2 questions . In the second one I did exactly 250 words ahah. I'm really afraid on how thei are going to grade our applications. I think I'm at a disadvantage for studying in my country and not in the uk
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I had more difficulty doing the last 2 questions . In the second one I did exactly 250 words ahah. I'm really afraid on how thei are going to grade our applications. I think I'm at a disadvantage for studying in my country and not in the uk
I was the same! I think I had 249. had a few words to spare on the last one. I don't think you will be at a disadvantage at all! it's interesting and will set you apart from everyone else! Don't worry about it!
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Hey Guys, just seen this thread. It’s also my first year applying and I’m hoping to get a spot at one of the London locations, as I have commitments here.

I did my BSc in Sport and Exercise Science and an MSc in Clinical Physiology (Cardiology). I’ve had some shadow days in a Cardiac Physiology department and have been working as an NHS Healthcare Assistant in Cardiac Surgery/Cardiology for about a year now.
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The reflective aspect of the questions in the application really threw me as I didn’t really know how to interpret that. I did make sure to make my answers as specific to Cardiac Science as possible, because I think it asked for that in the question guidance
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I had more difficulty doing the last 2 questions . In the second one I did exactly 250 words ahah. I'm really afraid on how thei are going to grade our applications. I think I'm at a disadvantage for studying in my country and not in the uk
Yeah the last two questions were tricky. There weren’t enough words to talk about transferable skills but too many words to talk about physical requirements 😅
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Hey Guys, just seen this thread. It’s also my first year applying and I’m hoping to get a spot at one of the London locations, as I have commitments here.

I did my BSc in Sport and Exercise Science and an MSc in Clinical Physiology (Cardiology). I’ve had some shadow days in a Cardiac Physiology department and have been working as an NHS Healthcare Assistant in Cardiac Surgery/Cardiology for about a year now.
Wow! you have loads of experience then! sounds like you smashed it! It is so tough to know what they want! Good luck to you! I don't think I made them targeted enough but I can't worry now as I can't do anything 😅
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Hi guys, thankful for this thread! I'm currently a respiratory physiologist attempting to make the jump into cardiac! 2 years nhs experience and an undergrad in sports science.

I couldn't really angle my answers to cardiac as all my experience is within respiratory. I tried to keep it generic to 'physiology' and diagnostics. I found the physical requirements section a little odd, especially with there being so few words for that and transferable.

Good luck to you all
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Hi guys, thankful for this thread! I'm currently a respiratory physiologist attempting to make the jump into cardiac! 2 years nhs experience and an undergrad in sports science.

I couldn't really angle my answers to cardiac as all my experience is within respiratory. I tried to keep it generic to 'physiology' and diagnostics. I found the physical requirements section a little odd, especially with there being so few words for that and transferable.

Good luck to you both
Ahhh nice! To be fair there will be a lot of cross over if it's in a clinical setting! Ehere are you applying for?
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Ahhh nice! To be fair there will be a lot of cross over if it's in a clinical setting! Ehere are you applying for?
Yeah I'm fortunate to have the clinical experience in replace of the specialty. I'll be opting for the East of England but may potentially put a couple of the London ones down that are commutable. Does anyone happen to know if its Guys or St Tommy's that host the student? Perhaps they're even doing one each but I doubt that.
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Yeah I'm fortunate to have the clinical experience in replace of the specialty. I'll be opting for the East of England but may potentially put a couple of the London ones down that are commutable. Does anyone happen to know if its Guys or St Tommy's that host the student? Perhaps they're even doing one each but I doubt that.
It just gives this information on the website but not from the area so I'm unsure sorry

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Does anybody know if the university lectures will be given online? If they are, I think that gives us more freedom to choose our training location.
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Does anybody know if the university lectures will be given online? If they are, I think that gives us more freedom to choose our training location.
What makes you say that? I'd say focus on the training location as priority as that's essentially where you'll need to live/move to.

In terms of the university section it's so minimal and in small blocks throughout the year that it likely makes no difference. I know in previous years people just group up and rent an Airbnb or temporary accommodation for the 6 week stint. You also get an expenses allowance to cover some of it (not sure how it works but I know it's been a thing previously). I imagine from the government announcements regarding the covid timeline that by September hopefully everything will be back to 'normal' and therefore not online. I know from the STP students this year they were gutted to not have that interaction with fellow students.
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I'm applying to cardiac also. Have an undergrad in Sport Science and I'm currently doing an MSc in Exercise Physiology, don't have any direct clinical experience but have echo and ECG experience through uni. Not sure if i'll have a chance from reading all your backgrounds :eek: Goodluck everyone
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Hey guys I'm applying for cardiac science too! Applied last year and got through to interview but fell short cause of a bad interview so hopefully this year will be better! Have an undergrad in sport science and a masters in clinical exercise physiology. Up until covid restrictions I was volunteering as a first aider, a carer in a dementia residential home and also as a community first responder and was involved in a pilot trial to train CFR to perform ECGs on patients before the ambulance arrives!
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