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    (Original post by CSI_HIRO)
    it was for the clinical biochemist role.
    I was the youngest one there by about 5years and definitely the most inexperienced ..:o:
    Being young and inexperienced isnt necessarily a bad thing.... I think overall they take on more people coming straight out of their degree than older people, so dont worry.

    I went on an open day with 7 people, and only 2 were a bit older and already had jobs
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    Hi All,

    Do we need to mention the names of the hospitals/labs we visited in our application?
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    (Original post by thin)
    Hi All,

    Do we need to mention the names of the hospitals/labs we visited in our application?
    Yeah I did, just so they know you haven't made up any visits or anything
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    List them in any order, and they can see where you have applied to because you put your 4 choices in the box for it on the application form. Just put whatever you feel is appropriate, but don't ramble on too much about your hobbies and non relevant stuff. I'd say try and out more recent referees if possible
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    Hi everyone! im glad im not the only one who finds confusing aspects to the applications!

    Quick question though! What is involved in the interview for the MSc? I mean is it like a job interview does your application still hang in the balance or is it informal?
    I have never had an academic interview before so just wondering
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    (Original post by Sambo1980)
    Hi everyone! im glad im not the only one who finds confusing aspects to the applications!

    Quick question though! What is involved in the interview for the MSc? I mean is it like a job interview does your application still hang in the balance or is it informal?
    I have never had an academic interview before so just wondering
    Depends on the discipline, some don't have any MSc interviews, it just comes as part of the job package.
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    Hello has anybody applied for the clinical scientist scheme for 2010?
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    (Original post by alnewell)
    Hello has anybody applied for the clinical scientist scheme for 2010?
    meee!!! iv applied for the Clinical biochemistry posts in the london, south-central, north west and north east regions..
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    Is anyone applying for Genetics? Or has anyone got onto a Genetics course? *curious*

    I don't have any NHS experience and am only an undergrad but have been trying to chose as much lab-y and genetics-y stuff within my degree as I can...
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    Hi all, quick Question regarding the number of places we can apply for, on the application form I believe we can apply up to 4 different disciplines?
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    Hello everyone, I have applied for last years Microbiology post and got in through... just a few tips from my exp..
    1. Though the application pack says u can apply upto 4 different streams.. I would strongly recommend not to do that, bec they always drop ur application saying that you are not highly focused... it happened to one of my friend.
    2. the most vital thing is your statement of purpose.. write a clear, strong and elaborated statement. pls list out any exp u have let it be while u doing ur gard or project what ever...
    3. visit couple of labs and keep in touch with the head of the lab so when you apply/interview u can always point out their name.. that shows you are so enthu abt this job.

    One thing I would like to let you all , is that the compiitetion is so so tight .. so you have to be the best. For eg, last year when I applied for Bristol- Microbiology, they recived 124 application for just 1 post!! So you can imagine the demand of this job..
    Do ask if there is any particular query, I will try to help as much as I can..
    Good luck everyone
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    (Original post by shamknly)
    Hello everyone, I have applied for last years Microbiology post and got in through... just a few tips from my exp..
    1. Though the application pack says u can apply upto 4 different streams.. I would strongly recommend not to do that, bec they always drop ur application saying that you are not highly focused... it happened to one of my friend.
    2. the most vital thing is your statement of purpose.. write a clear, strong and elaborated statement. pls list out any exp u have let it be while u doing ur gard or project what ever...
    3. visit couple of labs and keep in touch with the head of the lab so when you apply/interview u can always point out their name.. that shows you are so enthu abt this job.

    One thing I would like to let you all , is that the compiitetion is so so tight .. so you have to be the best. For eg, last year when I applied for Bristol- Microbiology, they recived 124 application for just 1 post!! So you can imagine the demand of this job..
    Do ask if there is any particular query, I will try to help as much as I can..
    Good luck everyone
    thanx for the info m8 but i'll like to say is a bit too l8 for me now as iv already sent my application lool, but i'll like to say i dd more or less everythin uv pointed out, and about focusing on one area of interest is soo true as one consultant clinical biochemist pointed out to me on one of my lab visits, he told me it shows the applicant is got clear idea of what they want and they'll certainly appoint that person for an interview as compared to some1 who has gone fore four different areas...

    anyway once again thanx for the info but i kno this might be a bit too early to ask but any tips on the interviews. im not gettin ahead of myself but im that hopefull that i'll atleast get one interview so i wana start preparin way ahead..lol. thanx
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    (Original post by Panth)
    Is anyone applying for Genetics? Or has anyone got onto a Genetics course? *curious*

    I don't have any NHS experience and am only an undergrad but have been trying to chose as much lab-y and genetics-y stuff within my degree as I can...
    Hey - Im applying !
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    Hi, i'm new to this thread but have been reading it for a while as it's a brilliant source of information.

    I'm hoping to apply for the clinical science posts next year as i'm in the final year of a part time masters so can't apply now (work have paid so can't exactly leave till it's finished!).

    My question is i heard somewhere that they were going to merge the immunology with the biochemistry trainee jobs and let you specialise later as of next year's intake, i was wondering is has anyone else heard anything about this? I really think immunology would be the more intersting of the two but don't want to end up in a job with no future (as i'm already in that position now!) as there doesn't seem to be as many higher up jobs as there is in biochemistry.
    Thanks in advance.
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    Hi ,
    I am interested in the Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering training scheme but not sure where to apply to. I have been for a few open days at Reading, Royal Free and Cambridge but didn't manage to go for the other open days up north and the south west regions (Bristol , Bath etc). Im wondering if anyone else has been to any other open days besides the ones I just mentioned and were you impressed with them or not? Are there any ones you would avoid ? I have narrowed my choices down substantially becuase some centre don't offer the subjects I want to do and/or the choice of subjects is not that great. However since Im in London I haven't managed to visit places liek Leeds, Newcastle, Liverpool, Manchester , Sheffield etc because a) I didn't have the time and b) I would get bankrupt if I did lol . Any suggestions/ tips would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
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    Hi guys Ive been following this thread for a few weeks now and decided to join in. I went to the London open day for clinical biochemistry- which is what Im applying for. Im in the process of finishing my personal statement but just wanted a few pointers, Ive covered the basic requirements as mentioned on the paper form but what else is worth mentioning. I know we are all competing against each other but any help would be appreciated.
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    (Original post by Tarin_87)
    Hi guys Ive been following this thread for a few weeks now and decided to join in. I went to the London open day for clinical biochemistry- which is what Im applying for. Im in the process of finishing my personal statement but just wanted a few pointers, Ive covered the basic requirements as mentioned on the paper form but what else is worth mentioning. I know we are all competing against each other but any help would be appreciated.
    I've made mine really really specific so that if I do get invited for an interview it's really clear that I know what I'm talking about, mentioned specific techniques and equipment used and names of the consultant scientists I've spoken to about my application. Been advised by a few people that was the best route to go down as I'm still an undergrad and I'll be competing with many people who have phds and the like.
    I also had a friend who edits the university newspaper have a look through my application and fix anything that didn't sound too right as I'm not that great with writing essays as I haven't really written a proper one since I was sixteen.
    What areas are you applying for? And what open day did you go to?
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    (Original post by NoAngel)
    I agree, not ture for all disciplines at all. If in doubt contact the centre directly and speak to them about necessary qualifications.
    Hi Noangel! any tips on the MSc interview? you dont need to say any specific questions, but is it formal or not formal etc? As the tour of the departmentt lasts longer than the interview!


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    Thanks sparkle, great stuff. I am applying for Clnical Biochemistry, London, South Central, East Midlands and Analytical Toxicology. I only went to London Open day this monday, If I get lucky in interviews than I'll definitely go to the other labs. I just graduated in November with a 2:1 in Medical Biochemistry but did 6 months internship in a private healthcare company. How about you, what degree are you doing and what did you apply for.
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    (Original post by Sambo1980)
    Hi Noangel! any tips on the MSc interview? you dont need to say any specific questions, but is it formal or not formal etc? As the tour of the departmentt lasts longer than the interview!


    Thanks
    Hi Sambo,

    Will try and tell you what I can remember! We firstly had a tour of the department and then had to wait in a room for our turn for interview (though I was first in my group). The interview was done by two people, and whilst it was formal, it wasn't too scary or anything.

    I was asked about previous study, examples of research I'd carried out (for me, my dissertation), what I knew about audiology, why I wanted to do it. The interview was about 15-20 minutes long.

    When is your interview? Good luck :-)
 
 
 
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