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    (Original post by Lasting)
    Where did you get the number 401? It would be very interesting to know the competition ratios for other posts.
    From the head clinical scientist who did the shortlisting. And was very careful to not tell me whether I'd been shortlisted. *headsdesk* I have an exam on Wednesday and I'm spending far too much time refreshing e-mails and looking at the phone! She was the one who pushed me to go for it too. Now the question will be how professional I will be able to act tomorrow if I'm not shortlisted.
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    Don't suppose anyone has heard anything from reproductive science posts??
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    It is really disappointing...I have a BMS degree (2:2) and working as a newly qualified BMS in haematology and blood transfusion. I have applied for 4 immunology posts, 2 H&I posts, 2 haematology posts and 1 cardio vascular post. Heard nothing so far. Has anyone else heard anything who has applied for either of these posts? Looks like they are looking for higher qualifications.
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    (Original post by louisecc)
    its basically speed dating lol.
    the four stations are themed as it stated in that document that somebody gave a link to/quoted earlier in the thread
    Did they say when you will hear?
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    (Original post by plym27)
    It is really disappointing...I have a BMS degree (2:2) and working as a newly qualified BMS in haematology and blood transfusion. I have applied for 4 immunology posts, 2 H&I posts, 2 haematology posts and 1 cardio vascular post. Heard nothing so far. Has anyone else heard anything who has applied for either of these posts? Looks like they are looking for higher qualifications.

    Hi, sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you're unlikely to be short listed for any because there is a limit of 4 apps per person (excluding scotland) the number of apps are taken into consideration when shortlisting.
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    Hi everyone,
    Just got a call this morning inviting me to an interview for Clinical Biochemistry and have just received the email!!! Am still in shock as I had thinking about it altogether because I thought I had no chance of getting short-listed. (I only applied for the St Georges post).

    From what I've gathered the other people who have been short-listed for Clinical Biochem are 'GraduateSK' and 'Em-Notts', is there anyone else? When do u guys have your interviews? What kind of questions do you think they're going to ask?
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    (Original post by drknox)
    Hi, sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you're unlikely to be short listed for any because there is a limit of 4 apps per person (excluding scotland) the number of apps are taken into consideration when shortlisting.
    Has this been mentioned somewhere?
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    (Original post by plym27)
    It is really disappointing...I have a BMS degree (2:2) and working as a newly qualified BMS in haematology and blood transfusion. I have applied for 4 immunology posts, 2 H&I posts, 2 haematology posts and 1 cardio vascular post. Heard nothing so far. Has anyone else heard anything who has applied for either of these posts? Looks like they are looking for higher qualifications.
    The shortlisting requirements state 'Upper second or better BSc Honours Degree in a relevant pure or applied science or a higher degree in chosen specialism.' (From http://www.nwhcs.nhs.uk/cms/uploads/...?download=true)

    That might be why you haven't heard. Plus it looks like the immunology posts were ridiculously competitive (I specialised in Immunology with a 2:1, have one published poster/abstract, four years trainee/BMS experience and am hoping for a distinction in my MSc - long as I don't screw up my project/final exams. And I've got nothing )
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    (Original post by kay_begum)
    Hi everyone,
    Just got a call this morning inviting me to an interview for Clinical Biochemistry and have just received the email!!! Am still in shock as I had thinking about it altogether because I thought I had no chance of getting short-listed. (I only applied for the St Georges post).
    Congratulations! And good luck with the interview (I'm green with envy, but it's great people are hearing).
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    (Original post by krazykipper)
    The shortlisting requirements state 'Upper second or better BSc Honours Degree in a relevant pure or applied science or a higher degree in chosen specialism.' (From http://www.nwhcs.nhs.uk/cms/uploads/...?download=true)

    That might be why you haven't heard. Plus it looks like the immunology posts were ridiculously competitive (I specialised in Immunology with a 2:1, have one published poster/abstract, four years trainee/BMS experience and am hoping for a distinction in my MSc - long as I don't screw up my project/final exams. And I've got nothing )
    Did you hear anything yet then? I was atleast hoping to hear something for haematology.

    By the way best of luck with your exams!
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    (Original post by plym27)
    Did you hear anything yet then? I was atleast hoping to hear something for haematology.

    By the way best of luck with your exams!
    Thanks. First one is Wednesday so I really should be studying but uh... panicking is more appealing?

    And no. I'm working in Oxford Immunology tomorrow so it might be a little awkward. I'm kinda hoping the bosses aren't in so I can just ignore it.

    I suspect your degree might just not be good enough. Since they want at least a 2:1 and in Oxford Immunology it's 1/100 chance of getting to interview (never mind the job itself!) and apparently the competition is really carily good.
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    (Original post by krazykipper)
    Thanks. First one is Wednesday so I really should be studying but uh... panicking is more appealing?

    And no. I'm working in Oxford Immunology tomorrow so it might be a little awkward. I'm kinda hoping the bosses aren't in so I can just ignore it.
    I know, love it when the bosses are not around. By the way are you still a trainee? Would there be any future opportunities for band 5 BMS's in haem/imm where you work?
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    (Original post by plym27)
    I know, love it when the bosses are not around. By the way are you still a trainee? Would there be any future opportunities for band 5 BMS's in haem/imm where you work?
    Nope. Been qualified quite a while! Immunology has no vacancies (trust me, I lost my job last September because they had nothing at all and if one came up, I can be almost certain it would be mine ). As for haem? I hated my haematology rotation and never looked back so I don't know, sorry.
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    (Original post by krazykipper)
    Thanks. First one is Wednesday so I really should be studying but uh... panicking is more appealing?

    And no. I'm working in Oxford Immunology tomorrow so it might be a little awkward. I'm kinda hoping the bosses aren't in so I can just ignore it.

    I suspect your degree might just not be good enough. Since they want at least a 2:1 and in Oxford Immunology it's 1/100 chance of getting to interview (never mind the job itself!) and apparently the competition is really carily good.
    But someone with a 2:2 degree got a call for medical physics...?? So how does that work?
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    (Original post by krazykipper)
    Nope. Been qualified quite a while! Immunology has no vacancies (trust me, I lost my job last September because they had nothing at all and if one came up, I can be almost certain it would be mine ). As for haem? I hated my haematology rotation and never looked back so I don't know, sorry.
    You hated haematology because it is automated or any other reason?
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    (Original post by sbarron)
    I think that person had a 2:2 in their undergrad degree but also had an MSc qualification.
    Ok...
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    (Original post by kay_begum)
    Hi everyone,
    Just got a call this morning inviting me to an interview for Clinical Biochemistry and have just received the email!!! Am still in shock as I had thinking about it altogether because I thought I had no chance of getting short-listed. (I only applied for the St Georges post).

    From what I've gathered the other people who have been short-listed for Clinical Biochem are 'GraduateSK' and 'Em-Notts', is there anyone else? When do u guys have your interviews? What kind of questions do you think they're going to ask?
    Hey my interview is at 10am how about you?
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    12.40. Never been to Birmingham before. If only it was somewhere in London would've made things much simpler!
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    (Original post by plym27)
    But someone with a 2:2 degree got a call for medical physics...?? So how does that work?
    I have no idea... what I posted up there was from the shortlisting criteria. My old boss said that competition was crazy and that there were loads of really good applicants. But who knows?

    (Original post by plym27)
    You hated haematology because it is automated or any other reason?
    Not the automation, I did my Clin Chem rotation in automated and had a good time. Spent a lot of time on my knees with a screwdriver in the centrifuge but it was still interesting. Haem was dull, drawn out and the training was abysmal. I did data entry for 75% of my rotation. Got one week of mornings in blood transfusion.
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    (Original post by kay_begum)
    12.40. Never been to Birmingham before. If only it was somewhere in London would've made things much simpler!
    Probably because Birmingham is more central. And it's easier to navigate than London (IMO). You'll find it ok, it's a football club right? It's got to be well signed!
 
 
 
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