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    I will be down here in the South West. I think the only reason why I heard anything so soon (from my organisation) is that I had already been in contact with them when I arranged a lab visit, so the consultant already had my e-mail.

    Don't panic though, things will start to filter through soon I'm sure....it may even be some organisations are still waiting to be informed themselves of interview outcomes/matches hence why no contact, so be patient and I'm sure you'll hear very soon.

    Oh, I've also been told start date is 3rd Sept!
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    (Original post by Nat89)
    O wow, who told you this? Is it for all of the specialisms? I may still be in for a chance then, but I'm not holding my breath. I think I’ll probably wait 2 weeks, after that it’s probably very unlikely anyone else will drop out etc.

    Congrats on your offer, where is it and what for?

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    I'm sorry, I can't say if that applies to all specialties. I've got a place for clinical biochemistry, and my first choice was Exeter, which is where I have been placed.

    I heard from the lead clinical biochemist consultant there, but as I mentioned, he already had my e-mail from when I organised a lab visit & was picking brains about the scheme.

    Just quickly edited this post, I also meant to say the cut off date for people to respond to initial offers is 10 am tomorrow, so by the time that passes, then whoever goes through the process of going back through lists, it may well be another week or two before the next round of e-mails go out, so don't give up hope yet if you are on a reserve list!
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    (Original post by Kelleh)
    if you phone or email them with questions or asking for confirmation of acceptance or where you are on your reserve list they are really helpful the two current STP candidates in my lab were both on the reserve list so I wouldn't lose hope. Everyone (except vascular) should have heard by now - of you haven't get in touch with the NHS graduate management scheme
    Your right they were really useful! Apparently i'm number 3 on a reserve list of 4 candidates. Can't believe the two STP's in your lab were on the reserve list. Thanks for giving me a little bit of hope! But I guess its all luck at the end!
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    (Original post by accoops790)
    I'm sorry, I can't say if that applies to all specialties. I've got a place for clinical biochemistry, and my first choice was Exeter, which is where I have been placed.

    I heard from the lead clinical biochemist consultant there, but as I mentioned, he already had my e-mail from when I organised a lab visit & was picking brains about the scheme.

    Just quickly edited this post, I also meant to say the cut off date for people to respond to initial offers is 10 am tomorrow, so by the time that passes, then whoever goes through the process of going back through lists, it may well be another week or two before the next round of e-mails go out, so don't give up hope yet if you are on a reserve list!
    Thanks accoops790 for the briefing! Now I am even more nervous! LOL
    I hope everything turns out well and everyone will get a shot...Is silly being on the reserve list "wishing" someone to say no... and to be honest I wouldnt! It is an opportunity of a lifetime and take it from someone quite older than you: DONT MISS IT! Good luck to all
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    (Original post by LiBBy_12)
    ...Is silly being on the reserve list "wishing" someone to say no...
    No worries, if I find out anything else I will post as soon as I know!

    I think because the recruitment process is actually quite long, it's more than conceivable that many people are going for other jobs at the same time, which may actually end up being better for them, so they decide to take that instead...plus if people don't get their first choice of location or first choice of specialty, they may also decide not to continue on the STP pathway at this moment in time, hence the reserve list...so I guess it ain't over till the fat lady sings as the saying goes!
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    (Original post by accoops790)
    Oh, I've also been told start date is 3rd Sept!
    Thanks for the info accoops790! Adding to the questions, do you know if the 3rd Sept is a national start date or just for you?
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    Again, I'm not 100% sure, I'm sorry! But...I think from what was mentioned, that may well be a national start date. As all trainees will all have a one week induction (which although hasn't yet been finalised, I've been told it's likely to take place in Manchester Uni), it would make sense that the majority of trainees will go through this together? I could well be wrong though....!!!
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    No worries, thanks anyway!

    The national start date seems sensible, but I'm assuming that the one week induction is for your discipline. Manchester isn't offering the Micro course so it would be strange to go there for a week. (Not to mention it being a long way).

    Guess we'll all just have to wait and see.
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    No worries, thanks anyway!

    The national start date seems sensible, but I'm assuming that the one week induction is for your discipline. Manchester isn't offering the Micro course so it would be strange to go there for a week. (Not to mention it being a long way).

    Guess we'll all just have to wait and see.
    Yes, I think you are right....from what I was told before, uni's that ran accredited courses put in a 'bid' to host STP MSc courses, & the HSE then decided which host uni's they wanted, so it makes perfect sense that different uni's will be used for different specialty training.

    I've just had an update myself & it appears the blood science MSc course will definitely be ran at Manchester Uni and it will be for 6 weeks, not 1 week as previously intimated, beginning 15th October.
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    Question for those with offers: In the email offering a place it mentions a hospital. Is that the hospital where you would be based for most of your time?

    I only ask because on my offer the hospital in question is Liverpool Royal, which is also running the academic component for the region. I'm worried I might have accepted an offer without knowing where I will end up.
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    (Original post by accoops790)
    Yes, I think you are right....from what I was told before, uni's that ran accredited courses put in a 'bid' to host STP MSc courses, & the HSE then decided which host uni's they wanted, so it makes perfect sense that different uni's will be used for different specialty training.

    I've just had an update myself & it appears the blood science MSc course will definitely be ran at Manchester Uni and it will be for 6 weeks, not 1 week as previously intimated, beginning 15th October.
    Manchester Uni runs the accredited clinical biochemistry masters although not sure there is a date yet for when it starts although its been suggested to be early October. Does Manchester also host the other blood science masters for the STP?
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    (Original post by zeropoint)
    Question for those with offers: In the email offering a place it mentions a hospital. Is that the hospital where you would be based for most of your time?

    I only ask because on my offer the hospital in question is Liverpool Royal, which is also running the academic component for the region. I'm worried I might have accepted an offer without knowing where I will end up.
    Yes the hospital mentioned in the email is the place where you will spend most of your time. However, you might have to travel to a different place to do the university course (although not in your case) and I think that the different rotations might be based at other labs which might be in a different hospital depending on whether the host lab actually does assays in the particular rotations.

    e.g. I might have to go to Hope Hospital to do a rotation or even Preston even though I'm based at Manchester Royal Infirmary.
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    I was told this morning that the blood science MSc course will begin on the Monday 15th October for 6 weeks (from the Director of Manchester Academy for Healthcare Scientist Education)...but I'll guess we'll find out for sure in due course.....whether this includes other specialties (aside from clinical biochemistry) under the blood science umbrella is a good question...I don't know!

    In agreement with cfptwenty, the hospital mentioned in your congratulations e-mail (i.e. your host employer) is where technically you will spend most of your time.

    However, from what I understand, the facilities of your host employer will almost certainly dictate whether it may be necessary to send you to other host hospitals to fulfill your training requirements. Plus, for the MSc course you may well need to also attend a completely different area depending on the host uni for your individual specialty.
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    Thanks for clarifying.
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    (Original post by Nat89)
    Hi all,

    I'm on the reserve list for Medical Physics, anybody else?
    Does anyone know of anyone who was on a reserve list last year and got through?
    I'm not too far from the top of the list, but really not expecting much!

    Thanks N
    I know of at least one, and for a very popular hospital too, so don't give up hope.
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    I didn't get any of my top three choices. Do you think there's any chance of changing my post? Thanks!
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    Hey do you reckon we will have to start the programme before the MSc actually starts? I'm in a bit of a panick atm (from ur '3rd Sept start' post) I'm also with blood science but I still have a PhD to finish so starting on the 3rd of Sept will be hectic!

    (Original post by accoops790)
    I was told this morning that the blood science MSc course will begin on the Monday 15th October for 6 weeks (from the Director of Manchester Academy for Healthcare Scientist Education)...but I'll guess we'll find out for sure in due course.....whether this includes other specialties (aside from clinical biochemistry) under the blood science umbrella is a good question...I don't know!

    In agreement with cfptwenty, the hospital mentioned in your congratulations e-mail (i.e. your host employer) is where technically you will spend most of your time.

    However, from what I understand, the facilities of your host employer will almost certainly dictate whether it may be necessary to send you to other host hospitals to fulfill your training requirements. Plus, for the MSc course you may well need to also attend a completely different area depending on the host uni for your individual specialty.
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    (Original post by nisot)
    Hey do you reckon we will have to start the programme before the MSc actually starts? I'm in a bit of a panick atm (from ur '3rd Sept start' post) I'm also with blood science but I still have a PhD to finish so starting on the 3rd of Sept will be hectic!
    Lol I don't think any of us knows that info yet, we will have to wait until we are contacted by our local NHS trusts but i'd try and get as much of your PhD done as you can!
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    (Original post by nisot)
    Hey do you reckon we will have to start the programme before the MSc actually starts? I'm in a bit of a panick atm (from ur '3rd Sept start' post) I'm also with blood science but I still have a PhD to finish so starting on the 3rd of Sept will be hectic!
    I'm in exactly the same boat! I would like to be able to reassure you but from what I understand, we'll be expected to start on 3rd September no matter what....it's a case on knuckling down and getting written up & submitted by then....or give yourself a nervous breakdown trying to do both!
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    oh dear... I'd quite like to publish my work but not sure I can do than AND complete a thesis by Sept... uhm i'm thinking part time PhD full time STP for a year

    (Original post by accoops790)
    I'm in exactly the same boat! I would like to be able to reassure you but from what I understand, we'll be expected to start on 3rd September no matter what....it's a case on knuckling down and getting written up & submitted by then....or give yourself a nervous breakdown trying to do both!
 
 
 
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