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    I think the person I spoke to mentioned that if you haven't received a rejection or referral, then you have probably been recommended.
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    That makes sense...I'd say, just hang in there, you bound to hear back if not today, then maybe next week.
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    (Original post by MrCool83)
    I think the person I spoke to mentioned that if you haven't received a rejection or referral, then you have probably been recommended.
    That's their usual "no news is good news" speel. I would ring them, if you haven't already, and ask specifically if you were on a reject/reserve list for your post, because you think you may have accidentally deleted an email...yadda yadda. Keep on at them 'til they check. If they say that you weren't on one of those lists, then you are likely to be recommended for a job. Ask them what is taking so long, and you may just get a useful response... or you may just be told to keep waiting!

    I'm not holding out much hope of you hearing today...
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    (Original post by BMS123)
    Point 3 is wrong in my experience as i dont have one and got shortlisted

    may be true for your places??
    Sorry, maybe I wasn't clear. This is the method that was used for one of the labs I applied for. But no, it's not the national scheme. (Though it hurts me that apparently someone at the Immunology interviews said that HIV infects B cells. They got an interview and I was reserve. )
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    (Original post by QueenAli)
    That's their usual "no news is good news" speel. I would ring them, if you haven't already, and ask specifically if you were on a reject/reserve list for your post, because you think you may have accidentally deleted an email...yadda yadda. Keep on at them 'til they check. If they say that you weren't on one of those lists, then you are likely to be recommended for a job. Ask them what is taking so long, and you may just get a useful response... or you may just be told to keep waiting!

    I'm not holding out much hope of you hearing today...
    I spoke to someone and they said they are waiting for a Trust to get back to them that's why they have not contacted me yet. I don't know how much power the Trusts hold in rejecting a recommended candidate but I won't get my hopes up too high just yet..
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    (Original post by MrCool83)
    I spoke to someone and they said they are waiting for a Trust to get back to them that's why they have not contacted me yet. I don't know how much power the Trusts hold in rejecting a recommended candidate but I won't get my hopes up too high just yet..
    At least this is progress for you. You are in the same boat as me now. Our fate is in the hands of the Trusts.

    I do not know how much power they have either, but I haven't heard on the forum of someone being rejected after all the rejection/reserve emails have been sent out for their specialism.
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    At least this is progress for you. You are in the same boat as me now. Our fate is in the hands of the Trusts.

    I do not know how much power they have either, but I haven't heard on the forum of someone being rejected after all the rejection/reserve emails have been sent out for their specialism.
    Yeah that would be devastating to know you were so close yet so far. But I really do think they could have handled this a bit more professionally and swiftly.
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    By the way, which subject did you apply for? Mine was Chemistry.
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    (Original post by MrCool83)
    Yeah that would be devastating to know you were so close yet so far. But I really do think they could have handled this a bit more professionally and swiftly.
    They could definitely have handled this process better, kept people better informed of the situation and delays. It's common courtesy I think.

    I'm haematology
    (but I'm revising biochem at the moment!)
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    (Original post by QueenAli)
    They could definitely have handled this process better, kept people better informed of the situation and delays. It's common courtesy I think.

    I'm haematology
    (but I'm revising biochem at the moment!)
    Biochem is a lot more fun!!
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    (Original post by MrCool83)
    Biochem is a lot more fun!!
    Biochemistry is all about making judgements from numbers, there is nothing to actually see. :eek:

    Haematology is more interactive, you can look at a blood film and make clinical judgements, and actually see the result of a disease state. But also make judgements from numbers too...
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    I didn't get it. Good luck to the rest of you still waiting to hear!!
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    I didn't get it. Good luck to the rest of you still waiting to hear!!
    Oh sorry to hear that. When did they tell you? Which discipline did you apply for?
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    (Original post by MrCool83)
    Oh sorry to hear that. When did they tell you? Which discipline did you apply for?
    Just got an email through now, for vascular
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    Did you ask for any feedback? I think it will be a good idea so you can know for next time.
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    (Original post by jackie890)
    Just got an email through now, for vascular
    I told you we may hear back from today...but was hoping not to get the email. Anyway, that makes two of us...I didn't get in either....I still can't believe it, its like I'm still expecting to open the email attachment and read that I've been offered a position. Bloody gutted I am..after waiting so long...bummer.

    Ah well, best get my exams outta the way and think about what next. Must admit it has not been fun.
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    I'm really sorry it was a no for both of you, gutting.
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    Really sorry to hear your news, both.

    However, I should tell you that from experience, vascular isn't really that great. Very bad for your posture, muscles and back and a bit limited scientifically unless you go to somewhere like King's London where they do some research. You might find it better to go for something with a bit more depth to it (you certainly don't need a PhD!). For these reasons I've just moved to biochemistry after 18 months training. Thought i'd share this info.
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    LOL. Thank God I didn't get it then. I'm actually more suited to Biochem, but after spending a summer volunteering in pathology labs, I didn't enjoy it, so decided against biochem, haem, etc. I'm at a crossroads again, and not sure which way to turn. I hate feeling this way.

    I applied to Imperial and King's, London, which I thought would be a good place to go for vascular...

    Thx for the encouraging words you'll, its much appreciated.
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    (Original post by MrCool83)
    Did you ask for any feedback? I think it will be a good idea so you can know for next time.
    Due to the huge number of applicants shortlisted, they not giving individual feedback.
 
 
 
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