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    (Original post by nisot)
    I suspect the procedure will be very similar to University applications.. I do not agree that not making the grade will automatically disqualify you. As a matter of fact, I know someone who got into a scheme that required a minimum of 2:1. he ended up with a 2:2 but still kept his place. if this happens in your case, I would suggest that you call your trust ASAP (my friend did this). They may very well keep you on as you can't be a coconut if you got a place in the scheme... best wishes and let us know how you get on.
    When you say 'a scheme', was it this scheme specifically? Because while many graduate jobs may offer some discretion, since this involves a masters degree, it is likely they will be more rigerous on the grade boundary.

    None the less, if I end up on the 2:2, I will phone up and beg anyway. Can't hurt to try.
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    Wow, I can't believe I've never heard of this before. Would be an excellent career option for me. Thank you for alerting me to this.
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    Has anyone on a reserve list been offered a position this week? It seems that so far only those on the medical physics RL have been contacted, unless I'm wrong?
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    Hey I already had an offer but for my second choice. I accepted as I didnt mind but then got a call recently, offering me other places "as they were shuffling people around" I of course picked my initial first choice and was given the post.... I guess what I'm getting at is that they seem to be working hard to place more people and if there was room for shuffling, it means there is likely room for people on reserve so keep holding! I'm for immunology. Good luck
    (Original post by pfc89)
    Has anyone on a reserve list been offered a position this week? It seems that so far only those on the medical physics RL have been contacted, unless I'm wrong?
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    (Original post by pfc89)
    Has anyone on a reserve list been offered a position this week? It seems that so far only those on the medical physics RL have been contacted, unless I'm wrong?
    Which specialism did you apply for? I was on the reserve list for clinical biochemistry and I got offered a place last week. Don't give up if you are still waiting, I reckon there are still plenty of reasons why places might become available... people not getting their grades, being offered other jobs etc. Good luck though.
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    (Original post by nisot)
    I suspect the procedure will be very similar to University applications.. I do not agree that not making the grade will automatically disqualify you. As a matter of fact, I know someone who got into a scheme that required a minimum of 2:1. he ended up with a 2:2 but still kept his place. if this happens in your case, I would suggest that you call your trust ASAP (my friend did this). They may very well keep you on as you can't be a coconut if you got a place in the scheme... best wishes and let us know how you get on.
    I ended up with a 2:1 so the point is now moot for me. If anyone else does end up with a 2:2 please let us know what happens, I'd still be very interested.
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    (Original post by heenoli)
    Which specialism did you apply for? I was on the reserve list for clinical biochemistry and I got offered a place last week. Don't give up if you are still waiting, I reckon there are still plenty of reasons why places might become available... people not getting their grades, being offered other jobs etc. Good luck though.
    Congratulations. Where did they rank you on the waiting list?
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    (Original post by robbiegb)
    Congratulations. Where did they rank you on the waiting list?
    I was first on the list but there were a few places when they rang me.
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    Nisot- thanks for the reply, I will continue to wait patiently! It seems that people on reserve lists across each of the specialisms are starting to be contacted, so I will keep my fingers crossed.

    Heenoli-Congratulations on getting a place, my specialism is cardiac science, I am assuming that all offers have either been accepted/rejected by now and that the reserve list will be consulted soon if needs be.
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    (Original post by pfc89)
    Nisot- thanks for the reply, I will continue to wait patiently! It seems that people on reserve lists across each of the specialisms are starting to be contacted, so I will keep my fingers crossed.

    Heenoli-Congratulations on getting a place, my specialism is cardiac science, I am assuming that all offers have either been accepted/rejected by now and that the reserve list will be consulted soon if needs be.
    I'm a reserve for cardiac too...really hope we are offered places, it's so frustrating having come so close!
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    (Original post by Brownies_are_yummy)
    I'm a reserve for cardiac too...really hope we are offered places, it's so frustrating having come so close!
    I know, it is frustrating, but the fact that people are dropping out in other specialisms is encouraging for those on reserve lists. What was your preference in terms of location?
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    (Original post by pfc89)
    I know, it is frustrating, but the fact that people are dropping out in other specialisms is encouraging for those on reserve lists. What was your preference in terms of location?
    My first choice was London then Reading then Manchester. There are some locations I don't think I'd accept though so fingers crossed if I do get offered a place its in a location I want!! I am trying to be flexible and open minded about re-locating but 3 years is a long time to be somewhere you don't want to be! What about you?
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    (Original post by heenoli)
    I was first on the list but there were a few places when they rang me.
    Did they tell you the location of the biochemistry jobs when they called? If you wouldn't mind sharing the info
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    (Original post by aber123)
    Did they tell you the location of the biochemistry jobs when they called? If you wouldn't mind sharing the info
    I guess there isn't any reason why I can't... :confused: it was hull, nottingham and birmingham.

    pfc89 & robbiegb - thanks for the congrats. I hope u guys get a place, theres still a chance this year and if not u should definitely apply next year. Just to get to interview this year is a massive achievement so you must have what it takes. Good luck to you all!!
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    (Original post by Brownies_are_yummy)
    My first choice was London then Reading then Manchester. There are some locations I don't think I'd accept though so fingers crossed if I do get offered a place its in a location I want!! I am trying to be flexible and open minded about re-locating but 3 years is a long time to be somewhere you don't want to be! What about you?
    Thats right, it would still have be in a location that I could work in, my choices were Portsmouth, Southampton, and Hampshire hospitals. Good luck anyway, and I hope we hear something soon.
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    Has anyone received their information packs from their employing trusts yet? This information vacuum is really annoying when I could be doing something preparatory.

    Oh and does anyone know when we find out our specialism within our theme, or whether we have the slightest choice in the matter?
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    @zeropoint

    I've had my pack (Med Phys) but its directly from the HR Dept in your hospital, and so I suspect it will be a very individual thing. Look forwards to approximately 20 documents and an entire days worth of paperwork.

    With specialties, I managed to find the course syllabus just before my interview.. It was at this link:

    http://www.networks.nhs.uk/nhs-netwo...b_start:int=20

    All the information is hidden within these documents.

    Back to the subject at hand, we spend a year doing 3month rotations, and then we choose the speciality, but its all in that link.

    Hope it helps!
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    @Quixeh

    Much appreciated, I'd already had a look through that website and the documents it links to.

    Although I missed the bit about it having any actual choice in which specialism we went in to. I went on an open day to Royal Preston in April and came away with the impression that we were locked in to our specialisms from the start, even if for the first year the content was independent of specialism.
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    It's my understanding that each hospital has a specific number of places for certain specialities, but I don't think these are assigned to individuals from the beginning. For example, if there were 4 medical physics trainees in a hospital and 2 places each for radiotherapy and non-ionising, then I guess you'd have a choice to a certain extent between those two?
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    (Original post by spam88)
    It's my understanding that each hospital has a specific number of places for certain specialities, but I don't think these are assigned to individuals from the beginning. For example, if there were 4 medical physics trainees in a hospital and 2 places each for radiotherapy and non-ionising, then I guess you'd have a choice to a certain extent between those two?
    In North London where they have about 10 trainees and a few places in each specialism this year (last years intake) they have asked the trainees to rank the specialisms in order of preference and will try organise them so everyone is happy. Ranking took place before all rotations were complete though as the trainees are only now in their 2nd of 4 rotations.
 
 
 
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