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    (Original post by bigbanggeek)
    i know someone who was put on a waiting list for interviews which were sometime this week i think, so dunno what to make of that
    This doesn't mean I won't get an interview, this doesn't mean I won't get an interview, this doesn't .......
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    (Original post by mateyface)
    This doesn't mean I won't get an interview, this doesn't mean I won't get an interview, this doesn't .......
    lol my thoughts exactly! I wanted to e-mail them to ask but thought I shouldnt just incase theres hope and I annoy them :confused:
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    (Original post by bigbanggeek)
    lol my thoughts exactly! I wanted to e-mail them to ask but thought I shouldnt just incase theres hope and I annoy them :confused:
    I doubt it will annoy them as long as you're patient and polite. Let me know what they say if you choose to contact them. I might try sometime soon but I'm not feeling brave enough yet. I don't think I'd want to hear that I wasn't successful today so I won't call!
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    ye you're probably right, I need to build up the courage to do it because im not looking forward to a possible rejection
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    (Original post by mateyface)
    This doesn't mean I won't get an interview, this doesn't mean I won't get an interview, this doesn't .......
    I feel like I remember you posting on here last year, I'm keeping my fingers extra crossed for you. It shall be the year for us second timers!
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    (Original post by kathlovestea)
    I feel like I remember you posting on here last year, I'm keeping my fingers extra crossed for you. It shall be the year for us second timers!
    Yes I was here! I think the rejection last year was fair, though. I didn't know nearly enough on my subject (med phys). This year I know LOADS so if they reject me I will be very disappointed!

    Good luck to you and all second timers!
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    do we get told we have an interview via email or phone?
    so i know which one to keep checking...constantly.
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    so today is meant to be the last day for reviewing the applications, wonder how long it will take for them to start contacting people?
    For the sake of my blood pressure I hope it's early april and not the end of april, but this is the nhs so I hold out no hope

    Will they be contacting everyone either way??
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    Last year they contacted via phone so look out for any unknown numbers!
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    i dunno last year i got an e-mail for england interviews so i guess if they cant get through to you by phone theyll e-mail
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    (Original post by mateyface)
    Yes I was here! I think the rejection last year was fair, though. I didn't know nearly enough on my subject (med phys). This year I know LOADS so if they reject me I will be very disappointed!

    Good luck to you and all second timers!
    Hey mateyface. What have you being doing in the last year that you know LOADS of your subject?

    Good luck with your app.

    Moff
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    (Original post by moff13)
    Hey mateyface. What have you being doing in the last year that you know LOADS of your subject?

    Good luck with your app.

    Moff
    Lots of studying the subject matter in as much depth as I can so for my subject it's been radiotherapy including electron therapy, brachytherapy and other particle therapies. Also ultrasound, MRI, simple x-rays, x-ray CT, nuclear medicine, PET, uses of lasers and optics in medicine. I've visited a radiotherapy department and talked to as many medical physicists as I could as well.
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    Does anyone know what happens if you have applied to more than one specialism? I have applied to three different ones because I don't want to move and I would enjoy doing any of them. Will they ask me questions about each one?
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    (Original post by laura130490)
    Does anyone know what happens if you have applied to more than one specialism? I have applied to three different ones because I don't want to move and I would enjoy doing any of them. Will they ask me questions about each one?
    This is from the faq for this year
    Q. If an applicant has applied to several places are they expected to return several times for different interviews?
    A. Where candidates have applied and been successfully shortlisted for more than one specialty/theme they will be required to attend multiple interviews. Candidates who identify different preferred locations in one specialty/theme will only be brought in for interview once.

    Here's the link for it incase you have any more questions
    http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/PDFs/STP_FAQs_100212.pdf
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    (Original post by bigbanggeek)
    This is from the faq for this year
    Q. If an applicant has applied to several places are they expected to return several times for different interviews?
    A. Where candidates have applied and been successfully shortlisted for more than one specialty/theme they will be required to attend multiple interviews. Candidates who identify different preferred locations in one specialty/theme will only be brought in for interview once.

    Here's the link for it incase you have any more questions
    http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/PDFs/STP_FAQs_100212.pdf
    Thank you!
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    Anyone applied to neurophysiology? Just wondered what sort of background other applicants might have? thanks!
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    (Original post by Johnsmith61089)
    Anyone applied to neurophysiology? Just wondered what sort of background other applicants might have? thanks!
    Yep! Don't think I've seen anyone else on here for neurophysiology until now. I'm a third year neuroscience student, you?
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    (Original post by LemonPi)
    Yep! Don't think I've seen anyone else on here for neurophysiology until now. I'm a third year neuroscience student, you?
    Hi,

    I'm applying for neurophysiology too, but not this year. I was going to apply but then I saw there were only about three places in the whole country, none anywhere near where I live, so I figured I'd wait and see what comes up next year (and hopefully in the meantime somehow get some experience of some sort?)

    As I'm planning on applying next year I've been following this thread with interest and this is the first time I've seen neurophysiology come up. I have a degree in Neuroscience and an MSc in Experimental Psychology. The only experience I have is some voluntary work I did for a few months working in the NHS with people with dementia.
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    (Original post by LemonPi)
    Yep! Don't think I've seen anyone else on here for neurophysiology until now. I'm a third year neuroscience student, you?
    Im also a third year studying psychology but mainly specalised in neuroscience modules. Not sure whether it would be a relevent enough degree or not but I decided to apply anyway. Have experience carrying out EEG experiments. Also have worked for a year in an NHS setting with patients with severe mental health.

    Was just curious what sort of experience people have.

    Good luck.
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    (Original post by Japryan)
    I hope one of the questions they ask is 'why should we give the post to you over someone who has just applied for one specialty, who has probably been working for years towards this specific specialty post, who is very passionate about that specific speciality and is prepared to relocate for it?'

    I am joking, a little bit. But seriously, if they know that you have applied to more than one, that could be something that they ask you. I have not read anywhere that they get that information, but I haven't read anywhere that they don't. Good luck!
    Because I am passionate about many areas of life sciences, not just one specific area. So why would should I relocate when I would happy to work in any of the specialisms I have picked? My degree includes microbiology, physiology, haematology, immunology, biochemistry and pharmacology so why am I any less of a good candidate for loving lots of areas of science than someone who just likes and will only work in one?
 
 
 
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