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by RJParker
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Manchester Screening Assessment
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: Manchester Screening Assessment

I thought I just did! Manchester mean GMA as per the tests used at Lancaster. In previous years this has been verbal and numerical subtests.
by RJParker
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Should I apply??
Replies: 10
Views: 571

Re: Should I apply??

Miriam is right, I don't think you can overestimate the value of doing screening tasks (if relevant) and going to an interview at somewhere you want a place regardless of if you don't get one immediately.
by RJParker
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Manchester Screening Assessment
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: Manchester Screening Assessment

I think you'll find that's an accidental misuse of the acronym GMAT and they mean GMA.
by RJParker
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Manchester Screening Assessment
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: Manchester Screening Assessment

They are the same assessments that Lancaster/Plymouth/Cardiff/Exeter use.
by RJParker
Tue May 21, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Numerical reasoning tests - calculator?
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: Numerical reasoning tests - calculator?

You can use calculators for these tests. I assume you used a calculator when you did them for the screening! They are not a test of your ability to do mathematics, they are a test of how you conceptualise the information and understand how to transform it. You can take notes on how to do mathematics...
by RJParker
Tue May 07, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Reserve List Interview thread
Replies: 50
Views: 10033

Re: Reserve List Interview thread

Lancaster don't have a reserve list for interview.
by RJParker
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Rejected from interview due to references. Thoughts...?
Replies: 11
Views: 2505

Re: Rejected from interview due to references. Thoughts...?

Just to be clear, referees do not have to consent for you to be given a copy of a reference they have provided. You are legally able to request this and they are obliged to provide it if they hold it.
by RJParker
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Rejected from interview due to references. Thoughts...?
Replies: 11
Views: 2505

Re: Rejected from interview due to references. Thoughts...?

Courses have the right to use facutal information on references to make decisions on applications. You have a legal right (enforcable via legal action) for information provided about you to be factual and accurate just as you have the right to obtain a copy of information held by programmes about yo...
by RJParker
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2019 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 388
Views: 108128

Re: 2019 Doctorate Application Progress thread

Surrey Birmingham Oxford Lancaster (did not do the test) All BiG FAT NOs.sorry I don't know how to change the text colour. I feel angry not at anyone but the process its just exhausting and disheartening. I think I might need to take a break for a year or so . Can I ask why you didn't do the test a...
by RJParker
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: 2019 Doctorate Application Progress thread
Replies: 388
Views: 108128

Re: 2019 Doctorate Application Progress thread

Alice132 wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:50 pm
Cannot believe I get to post this!

Birmingham
Lancaster
Leeds
Sheffield

So so excited as Lancaster was my first choice! :D
Big thumbs up
by RJParker
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Scrambled Eggs
Replies: 12
Views: 1379

Re: Scrambled Eggs

We would not be worried about a trainee living in the EU at the point of application. We've taken EU citizens onto the programme previously direct from their home country and interview several each year. We also regularly choose trainees with no NHS experience over those with that experience because...
by RJParker
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Exeter selection tests
Replies: 3
Views: 755

Re: Exeter selection tests

Hi there, None of the screening invitations from the testing system have been sent out - they will go on Monday morning. Plymouth have sent out a pre-testing email letting people know to expect that email invitation from SHL. If you haven't had an invitation on Monday, drop me an email and I can che...
by RJParker
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Experience/Application Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1502

Re: Experience/Application Advice

To reiterate all my posts on the subject, the expectations of different courses in terms of access to 'experience' vary hugely and start at none at all. People do not need clinical experience, postgraduate training, published papers, or experience in research to get a place on a DClinPsy. I'd look ...
by RJParker
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Experience/Application Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1502

Re: Experience/Application Advice

To reiterate all my posts on the subject, the expectations of different courses in terms of access to 'experience' vary hugely and start at none at all. People do not need clinical experience, postgraduate training, published papers, or experience in research to get a place on a DClinPsy. I'd look a...
by RJParker
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: NHS Lease Cars - While Training
Replies: 4
Views: 981

Re: NHS Lease Cars - While Training

You'd probably be better looking at the trust websites for the appropriate employing trusts rather than the universities - they are the ones that will be running the schemes. For example the Lancashire Care FT site says their scheme is run via GMP (https://gmpdrivercare.com).