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by RJParker
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Screening test change at Lancaster / Plymouth / Cardiff / Manchester / Exeter
Replies: 16
Views: 3660

Re: Screening test change at Lancaster / Plymouth / Cardiff / Manchester / Exeter

I'll just repeat, the tests measure the same underlying construct. I understand what you’re saying, however, the way in which it measures the construct could differ. That could mean that a candidate who previously scored well on these tests may score lower as it’s not suited to them. That said, I h...
by RJParker
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Screening test change at Lancaster / Plymouth / Cardiff / Manchester / Exeter
Replies: 16
Views: 3660

Screening test change at Lancaster / Plymouth / Cardiff / Manchester / Exeter

Hi all, We have agreed that we will be swapping out the numerical subtest and replacing this with a deductive reasoning test. This measures the same underlying construct as the verbal and numerical tests but in a slightly different way - it's much more interactive (and I think both more fun). SHL do...
by RJParker
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Courses with lower clinical experience thresholds
Replies: 4
Views: 1857

Re: Courses with lower clinical experience thresholds

Glad you've got Lancaster on the list - we regularly recruit trainees without any clinical experience. Best of luck!
by RJParker
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Access to a car?
Replies: 23
Views: 4520

Re: Access to a car?

So basically, another reason to apply to Lancaster peeps!

(but obviously you'll typically have the longer commute than the car drivers)
by RJParker
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Access to a car?
Replies: 23
Views: 4520

Re: Access to a car?

I think we're broadly in agreement that it shouldn't be a requirement, but it would also be naive to think that it would be possible to find placements for an entire cohort of non drivers, because of the way services are set up. A nice challenge for Lancaster maybe! We don't require a driving licen...
by RJParker
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Access to a car?
Replies: 23
Views: 4520

Re: Access to a car?

What would your solution be Richard? Not sure if you're asking me - or what problem you are looking for a solution to. If you mean the problem that programmes are potentially excluding people for economic reasons by having a driving requirement then the solution is to not have a driving requirement...
by RJParker
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Access to a car?
Replies: 23
Views: 4520

Re: Access to a car?

A few things I'd flag there. I don't think someone not driving in a training cohort has any real impact on the rest of the cohort. It pretty much just impacts on them (and the person finding them placements but that's what we're paid for). Talking about driving post qualification when you are a memb...
by RJParker
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Access to a car?
Replies: 23
Views: 4520

Re: Access to a car?

Lots have people have been through training at Lancaster without driving. It's more work for them and means there are fewer placement options when people want to do specialist placements but it is perfectly doable. I imagine other programmes can provide alternative arrangements to car transportation...
by RJParker
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Courses
Topic: Part time training
Replies: 7
Views: 4918

Re: Part time training

I just wanted to flag some information which I've had a few queries about. Understandably, people are wondering if applying for the part time route at Lancaster reduces their chance of obtaining a place and if they should apply for full time instead due to the different number of places available fo...
by RJParker
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: number of places versus number of applicants
Replies: 22
Views: 4479

Re: number of places versus number of applicants

I suspect that figure will vary significantly based on the specific programme. Our rate would be under 1% for example. You think less than 1% of applicants don't have GBC? Or don't have right to live and work in the UK? Or don't have completed qualifications to the standard required? I'd be very su...
by RJParker
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: number of places versus number of applicants
Replies: 22
Views: 4479

Re: number of places versus number of applicants

I suspect that figure will vary significantly based on the specific programme. Our rate would be under 1% for example. That's really interesting. 1-20% is quite a variation between different courses? Clearly we're at the lower end due to our approach to minimum criteria - just flagging that general...
by RJParker
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: number of places versus number of applicants
Replies: 22
Views: 4479

Re: number of places versus number of applicants

I suspect that figure will vary significantly based on the specific programme. Our rate would be under 1% for example.