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    Hi, I got a call today about the clinical biochemistry assessment centre.

    Has anyone stayed over nearby for there interviews and if so where?

    Need to book something soon as i physically can't get to my interview on the day due to an early morning interview and living in scotland.

    Thanks
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    (Original post by krazykipper)
    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?


    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.
    Hmm... I prefer haem/blood transfusion/imm any day to chemistry...anyways

    Thank you fr the information and best of luck!!
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    (Original post by plym27)
    Hmm... I prefer haem/blood transfusion/imm any day to chemistry...anyways

    Thank you fr the information and best of luck!!
    I've had the wonderful opportunity of working in all 5 (plus bone clinic, neuropath, haemostasis and genetics). But I specialised in Immunology. I have a soft spot for micro too though.

    You're welcome. Good luck to you too!
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    Anyone have any idea which University the Clinical Biochemistry Masters programme will be taught at? I know its somewhere in the West Midlands, but anything more specific as to location or how it'll be structured?
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    (Original post by kay_begum)
    Anyone have any idea which University the Clinical Biochemistry Masters programme will be taught at? I know its somewhere in the West Midlands, but anything more specific as to location or how it'll be structured?
    I've been told Universities are still bidding for it and decisions wont be made till the end of May....
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    Anyone know where I can get cheap train tickets from London to Birmingham from?
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    I am so nervous AAAAAHHHHHH (sorry)
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    Still no micro people with interviews?
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    Me tooo! Never even thought I would even get to interview stage! Hadn't even told anyone that I'd applied!!
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    (Original post by kay_begum)
    Anyone know where I can get cheap train tickets from London to Birmingham from?
    thetrainline.com have good cheap tickets
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    Has anyone heard back about Audiology yet? It said on the application forms we should hear back by today; I haven't and I'm guessing this isn't a good thing

    I applied to Portsmouth, Winchester, Berkshire and Brighton.
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    (Original post by Emily996)
    Has anyone heard back about Audiology yet? It said on the application forms we should hear back by today; I haven't and I'm guessing this isn't a good thing

    I applied to Portsmouth, Winchester, Berkshire and Brighton.
    wait a week before the audiology assessment date
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    So it looks like all the biochem calls have gone out
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    (Original post by GraduateSK)
    wait a week before the audiology assessment date
    OK then, I won't completely give up just yet, thank you!
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    Hi all, been reading the forum for a while now but not yet posted, congratulations everyone who's been shortlisted as the competition has been crazy - I know Imperial H&I had around 900 applications!

    I've been shortlisted for either Immuno or H&I (applied for 2 of each) so not sure which as the assessment centre for both is next monday! Has anyone received their email yet? I had a phone call this afternoon where they confirmed my details including email address and he said I'd get an email this evening but so far nothing!

    Also I'm guessing the interviews are about an hour each maximum? I'm wondering what to do about trains to and from Birmingham as it's loads cheaper to book onto specific trains but I don't want to end up rushing/waiting in Birmingham for 5 hours!
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    To everyone invited to an assessment centre in the next few weeks:

    I was at the Clinical Engineering interviews this morning. I'm pleased to report that the interview procedure is well-organised, friendly, and matter-of-fact. It seems absolutely fair and no-one need worry about it. Dare I say...you should try and enjoy it?



    I also tentatively suggest to everyone that we limit any discussion of the interviews to just logistic advice (like how to get there) and comments on the atmosphere like I have given above, in order that the playing field stays absolutely fair; even across different streams, those that have been through the process know enough to give others an advantage and, needless to say, it's not absolutely fair on the other candidates. But I'm sure that all goes without saying.

    Jonathan
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    (Original post by EmmaTee)
    ]Also I'm guessing the interviews are about an hour each maximum? I'm wondering what to do about trains to and from Birmingham as it's loads cheaper to book onto specific trains but I don't want to end up rushing/waiting in Birmingham for 5 hours!
    Interviews were about 45 mins - exactly 10 mins for each station (timed) + some time inbetween to move around. They were running smoothly and on time - and today was the first day, so I'd expect it to stay this way. Don't forget you have to arrive about 30mins early so they could check your details etc (takes 1 minute, but still better to be early than late!). Hope this helps planning your journey!
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    (Original post by EmmaTee)
    Hi all, been reading the forum for a while now but not yet posted, congratulations everyone who's been shortlisted as the competition has been crazy - I know Imperial H&I had around 900 applications!

    I've been shortlisted for either Immuno or H&I (applied for 2 of each) so not sure which as the assessment centre for both is next monday! Has anyone received their email yet? I had a phone call this afternoon where they confirmed my details including email address and he said I'd get an email this evening but so far nothing!

    Also I'm guessing the interviews are about an hour each maximum? I'm wondering what to do about trains to and from Birmingham as it's loads cheaper to book onto specific trains but I don't want to end up rushing/waiting in Birmingham for 5 hours!
    Where did you apply for Immunology? I was holding out my last hope with no-one posting to say they'd been shortlisted for Immuno. I figure my chances are higher than with Micro.

    But congrats anyway!
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    (Original post by EmmaTee)
    Also I'm guessing the interviews are about an hour each maximum? I'm wondering what to do about trains to and from Birmingham as it's loads cheaper to book onto specific trains but I don't want to end up rushing/waiting in Birmingham for 5 hours!
    You'll be expected to turn up half an hour before the interview to show them your ID etc. It WILL start on time and you'll be well out of the main interview room an hour later but perhaps give it another twenty minutes before you know you'll be able to leave? There might be networking opportunities or something.

    You can have a wander round the Bull Ring if you get back to the centre before your train; it's like a mini Westfield I managed to kill a couple of hours there today, so don't worry about hanging around for too long.
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    (Original post by triwka)
    They will still see all the choices you've been shortlisted for
    And I'm not saying you CAN'T have interest in many different things, I'm merely stating that from NHS point of view this shows lack of passion/commitment to the chosen specialism. It will probably be OK if your applications are for one general area (i.e. different specialisms of Medical Physics), but may not play to your advantage if you apply for physics, CV sciences and immunology and get shortlisted for all of them.
    Hi
    I have a biology degree. Having done this i am interested in all of these aspects that i have applied to and this has been put forward through my personal statement. My areas of specialism are quite similar. Obviously it would be stupid to apply for med physics.:confused:
 
 
 
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