2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

Discuss applications to the clearing house (and to courses that are not in the clearing house system), screening assessments, interviews, reserve lists, places, etc. here
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misstam
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Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

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Hi everyone! This is my second time applying :) Last year applied to UEL, IoPPN, Essex and UCL. Invited to selection tests for UEL but otherwise all rejections. However, this was a trial run and I am very glad I had a go at it as learned a lot from the process! :D

This year...:

IoPPN
UCL
Royal Holloway
Southampton


Best of luck everyone! :D
Maango
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Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

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Second time applying! 1st time was a test run and I was no where near ready!

Salomons (sat tests)
Surrey (sat tests)
Exeter
Birmingham

Good luck all! Hopefully I can control myself during this anxious wait!
monstermunch
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Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

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welshgirl wrote: Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:16 pm 7th time applying over 9 years (2 year break for MSc).

Cardiff (test done)
Leeds
Trent (test done)
Staffordshire (test done)

Last year applying (even though I said 5 years was my limit haha!) one last chance with my MSc under my belt 😊
I am 100% rooting for you! Good luck this year!

Mine are:

Cardiff (completed test)
Exeter (completed test)
Plymouth (completed test)
Birmingham
katieainsworth
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Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

Post by katieainsworth »

First time applying!

Manchester (tests completed)
Leeds
Sheffield
Trent (test completed)

Good luck everybody!
welshgirl
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Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

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ukstern wrote: Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:59 am
welshgirl wrote: Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:16 pm 7th time applying over 9 years (2 year break for MSc).

Cardiff (test done)
Leeds
Trent (test done)
Staffordshire (test done)

Last year applying (even though I said 5 years was my limit haha!) one last chance with my MSc under my belt 😊
Gosh, what a huge amount of determination (and patience) you must have! I am keeping everything crossed for you that this is your year! Good luck :)
Haha! Patience and determination or maybe more blind optimism 😂😂 thank you though. I’m keeping everything crossed for everyone xx
welshgirl
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Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

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monstermunch wrote: Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:21 pm
welshgirl wrote: Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:16 pm 7th time applying over 9 years (2 year break for MSc).

Cardiff (test done)
Leeds
Trent (test done)
Staffordshire (test done)

Last year applying (even though I said 5 years was my limit haha!) one last chance with my MSc under my belt 😊
I am 100% rooting for you! Good luck this year!

Mine are:

Cardiff (completed test)
Exeter (completed test)
Plymouth (completed test)
Birmingham
Thank you! Fingers crossed for you too xx
Betterdaystocome
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Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

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Betterdaystocome wrote: Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:17 am I applied twice a few years back. I got interview at Plymouth first time - no offer obviously. I got reserve list for Plymouth, Exeter and Cardiff the second time, but no interview.

This year I have applied for:
Bath
Cardiff (done test)
Plymouth (done test)
Exeter (done test)

Pretty sure I flunked the deductive reasoning test as I didn't have time to finish all the questions. I hope it doesn't count for much!
Just got a no from cardiff :(
hjd118
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Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

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Bath
Cardiff (tests completed)
Exeter (tests completed)
Oxford
welshgirl
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Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

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7th time applying over 9 years (2 year break for MSc).

Cardiff
Leeds
Trent (test done)
Staffordshire (test done)

Last year applying (even though I said 5 years was my limit haha!) one last chance with my MSc under my belt 😊
Clare123
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Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

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Has anyone heard from Essex yet about whether their interview is on the Monday or Tuesday?
AmyRebecca
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Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

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AmyRebecca wrote: Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:17 pm Second year applying, first year properly (no references completed last year).

Bangor
Bath
Birmingham
Cardiff (didn’t finish the deductive test)

Feeling bad about the no feedback situation as Cardiff was my preferred choice and I’d like to know how to improve.

Good luck everyone :D
RightsaidFreud
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Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

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Last year:
UEA
South Wales
Oxford
Glasgow


This year:
UEA
South Wales

Southampton
Surrey (test done)

So far, so painful :( .

I didn't finish the deductive reasoning test. I think the numerical reasoning test they used before played more to my strengths, so I thought it might go this way when when they changed the type of test after the application deadline :roll: .
AJ555
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Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

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Third year applying. (The first year I was nowhere near ready).

Bangor
Bath
Cardiff
UCL

I'm a bit gutted about Cardiff. I found the deductive reasoning test so much better than numerical - but I know I completely messed up the verbal.
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Jeopick
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Clare123 wrote: Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:42 pm Has anyone heard from Essex yet about whether their interview is on the Monday or Tuesday?
Heya, I just got an email through this morning confirming that it is on Monday the 16th for me.
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A plea to folks on this thread. It's really helpful to see people who get interviews, but probably moreso when people post that they haven't. The process is notorious for making really good, capable candidates feel devalued, and people are often left alone with that feeling. Often family members, friends and peers not privy to the process don't really understand the levels of competition and what is involved. Hearing you are not alone is incredibly important so people don't internalise rejection and are able to see equally capable people struggling on this pathway. I know it's often validating to post successes and to keep quiet and lick your wounds when things haven't worked out, but please do post reds and browns as much as any other colour for that reason.

I wrote this open letter to rejectees in 2014 (which is scarily now 6 years ago) https://www.clinpsy.org.uk/forum/viewt ... 8&start=15 and I still stand by what I wrote back then and hope it brings comfort to someone. At selection for interview the gap between success and failure is so thin, I am now in the situation of actually hiring qualifieds for permanant posts being fully aware I was involved in rejecting them for a particular training course when they applied for training. As time moves on, I am aware I feel less and less certain about things, and more about the importance of applying compassion to this difficult and opaque process.
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Irrelevant Experience: The Secret Diary of an Assistant Psychologist is available at Amazon
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