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    (Original post by GraduateSK)
    I have been shortlisted for all four of my choices for biochem
    How did you find out about this, is there someone you can contact??? Thanks
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    (Original post by Em_Notts)
    I know it's strange that nobody on here has an interview yet for life sciences!

    Starting to worry

    Hopefully they are leaving it right to last minute! im still keeping my fingers crossed!!
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    (Original post by GraduateSK)
    I have been shortlisted for all four of my choices for biochem
    Really? When did you find out and where did you apply?
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    (Original post by GraduateSK)
    do have any other qualifications and what region/hospital?
    A related MSc and a teaching qualification. I applied for three hospitals in the South. I think degree classification criteria depends on subject and how many people applied.

    Looking forward to the assessment centre and getting the preparation done now!
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    (Original post by kim_1621)
    Nope... and time really is running out. I can't believe with all the people checking this thread that no Life Sciences applicants have heard anything yet!
    But most of the medical physics people heard one week before their interview. I know it's frustrating but it is fairly typical to be given one weeks notice for an interview. Clearly a couple of hospitals are contacting people early eaither to say no or a couple of people seem to know they have interviews. However there is no point in worrying. Just wait until one week before they appropriate assessment centre date.
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    I know what you mean the only reason I'm worried is that I live in northern ireland and booking flights and time off work is a nightmare. I'm not used to all this. Normally over here you get at least 2 weeks notice!
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    (Original post by GraduateSK)
    I have been shortlisted for all four of my choices for biochem
    Was one of them clinical biochemistry at St Georges Hospital London?
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    I suppose that is an issue. If I were you I'd book the time off anyway unless it's a considerable loss of money. The flights on the other hand, I guess you just have to cross your fingers that you can still get some and that they won't be too expensive!
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    (Original post by drknox)
    Hi everyone, ive been following this thread since I applied for clin sci posts a while ago and have found it very useful! I know the actual cut off day is April 4th for life sciences, but has anyone heard about the infectious sciences/microbiology posts???
    Hi, I applied for the manchester and northampton ones but havent heard a thing. I was a BMS for 5 years and im just about to finish my phd so thought I might stand a chance but maybe not. Hopefully they are just really slow...
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    According to this
    http://www.networks.nhs.uk/nhs-netwo...dates.doc/view

    depending on which day your interview's on, there's a certain area of specialism they've placed you in!

    Does that mean for the interview, they'll mostly concentrate on that area?
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    (Original post by alison)
    Hi, I applied for the manchester and northampton ones but havent heard a thing. I was a BMS for 5 years and im just about to finish my phd so thought I might stand a chance but maybe not. Hopefully they are just really slow...

    I don't get this - why are you applying for a trainee position?
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    (Original post by PixieFairyDust)
    I don't get this - why are you applying for a trainee position?
    Because I dont want to be a BMS, I would rather be a clinical scientist, even if that means more training, the jobs are different
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    Thought it about time to stop lurking...

    Got an interview for medical physics in Birmingham next Thursday. Very happy, but deep down very anxious (trying not to think about it, trying not to think...) Missed all the hospital visits (saw the openings late) D: Have barely done science for almost two years. Forgotten almost everything. Uuuurrggghhh... =_=
    Okay, enough complaining, just had to get that off my chest

    (Original post by mateyface)
    So, how are people preparing for the interview? For people currently studying how are you balancing exam revision and interview preparation?

    Luckily I'm doing a medical physics module so I feel that if I focus on revising that module I'll be sort of killing two birds with one stone. Unfortunately that doesn't exactly hone my interview technique so I'll have to do some of that as well.

    Do you think they might test us on whether we can use a database? I haven't used one since I was about 11 but it's on the person specification so think perhaps I may have to find a short tutorial on the web so I know what I'm doing in case it comes up.

    Any other interesting interview concerns?
    Duon't really know what to revise =S thought about briefly looking over some Radiation Protection and Dosimetry notes, and letting Wiki/Google take care of the rest...=S

    (Original post by mateyface)
    Oh wow has anyone looked at train ticket prices? Almost £100 return from London. Yikes!
    Have you tried National Express? I managed to get a return for £10; it leaves at the break of dawn and takes 3 hours, but waaay cheaper than some of the ridiculousness I was getting quoted for the train
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    (Original post by Fuamnach)



    Have you tried National Express? I managed to get a return for £10; it leaves at the break of dawn and takes 3 hours, but waaay cheaper than some of the ridiculousness I was getting quoted for the train

    Yeah I found the £10 tickets, thankfully!
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    (Original post by Fuamnach)
    Duon't really know what to revise =S thought about briefly looking over some Radiation Protection and Dosimetry notes, and letting Wiki/Google take care of the rest...=S
    Aye, fairly similar to what I'll be doing. Just reading over the notes I had from medical physics modules during my undergrad.

    What specialism have you applied for/where?
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    (Original post by alison)
    Hi, I applied for the manchester and northampton ones but havent heard a thing. I was a BMS for 5 years and im just about to finish my phd so thought I might stand a chance but maybe not. Hopefully they are just really slow...
    Ive applied for manchester and northampton, were you at the northampton open day?? Im in a similar situation to you, ive been a BMS since 2006 and just about to hand in my final thesis and still havent heard anything, what more do they want!?
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    Has anyone heard back for Mycology (Manchester), Pathology (Imperial), Transplantation (Manchester) or Audiology (Manchester).
    Any feedback would be appreciated.
    Thanks
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    (Original post by deltaforce456)
    Has anyone heard back for Mycology (Manchester), Pathology (Imperial), Transplantation (Manchester) or Audiology (Manchester).
    Any feedback would be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Well the fact u applied for 4 completely different paths suggests your chances are pretty low.
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    (Original post by arcenceil)
    Well the fact u applied for 4 completely different paths suggests your chances are pretty low.
    Who the **** are you to comment on people's chances.
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    Is anyone getting SMTP errors replying to the email address on the invitation?
 
 
 
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