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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NatalieT
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Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

Post by NatalieT » Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:45 pm

First year applying, I went in with the mindset ‘this is just a trial run’ but as more time passes, the more invested I become 🤦🏼‍♀️.

Bath
Southampton
Surrey (sat test)
UCL

Good luck everyone! I take my hat off to those of you who have applied multiple times, shows real grit and determination. Admirable, an extra special good luck to you x

Darwin
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Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

Post by Darwin » Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:09 pm

First time applying.

I’ve applied to:
Sheffield
Coventry and Warwick
Leicester (sat test)
Staffs (sat test)

Good luck everyone

earthearts
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Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

Post by earthearts » Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:12 pm

earthearts wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:46 am
plymouth (completed test)
ioppn
sheffield
royal holloway

second time applying

Lbee123
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Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

Post by Lbee123 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:39 pm

Bangor
Plymouth
Exeter
Glasgow

:)

kingfisherblue
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Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

Post by kingfisherblue » Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:17 pm

First time applying for me and first bad news received yesterday :(

Bath
Cardiff (sat test)
Plymouth (sat test)
Salomans (sat test)

I didn't finish the deductive reasoning test for Cardiff/Plymouth - feel like they were answerable but just needed a lot longer to work them out (slow brain!). Verbal reasoning was OK. Also found situational judgement for Salomans harder than expected (am coming from an academic rather than clinical background).

I too am far more invested than I thought I would be, given that this is a 'practice run'!

Good luck everyone - great to see some of you have interviews :D

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Nenya
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Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Applicants

Post by Nenya » Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:40 pm

Spatch wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:20 pm
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.
Thank you for reminding all of us of this. I actually came across your open letter last year, when I was still contemplating whether I would even stand a chance as a marginalized non-UK citizen. I have been reading the letter and the replies to the thread every now and then ever since, and every time I find something new that resonates with me.

It's a long and enervating process, and knowing that we're all together in this is comforting.

ana91
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Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

Post by ana91 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:49 pm

First time posting, third time applying. Hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst! :wink:

Two rejections so far.

2018 intake
-Leeds (reserve list for interview)
-Hertfordshire (no)
-Bath (no)
-UCL (no)

2019 intake
-Leeds (no)
-Coventry (no)
-Oxford (no)
-Manchester (no)

2020 intake
-Bath
-Lancaster (no)
-Teeside (no)
-Glasgow


Wish everyone waiting to hear back the best of luck! Hopefully there will be some other colour hues for me this year lol!

YellowPaiges
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Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

Post by YellowPaiges » Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:16 pm

Hi Everyone!

First time application :)

Manchester (no)
Edinburgh (sat selection tests)
Sheffield (no)
Glasgow

Hopefully I hear back from the others soon. I don’t expect any interviews, but the waiting feels like an eternity. Good luck everyone.

Aanneett
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Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

Post by Aanneett » Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:01 pm

YellowPaiges wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:16 pm
Hi Everyone!

First time application :)

Manchester (no)
Edinburgh (sat selection tests)
Sheffield (no)
Glasgow

Hopefully I hear back from the others soon. I don’t expect any interviews, but the waiting feels like an eternity. Good luck everyone.
Hey, when have you heard from Manchester?

binx
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Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

Post by binx » Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:09 pm

Hi everyone,

First timer here - It’s nice to see others doing a trial run as well and getting as eagerly invested as I am (even though I said It wouldn’t matter first time round!)

Cardiff
Salomons (sat test)
IoPPN
Trent (sat test) - I found this test very difficult so I’m not staying too optimistic. Sadly the dreaded test anxiety took over...

Good luck everybody :D

kaylalayla
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Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

Post by kaylalayla » Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:42 pm

First time applying. Currently doing my MSc at Lancaster and volunteering on the side, so more of a trial run for me. Already got two rejections as I post this :(

Bath
Staffordshire (wasn’t even shortlisted to do the tests!)
Oxford
Lancaster (placed in top 200 :roll: )

Good luck everyone. All of the determination within the forum is refreshing!

LucySlade
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Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

Post by LucySlade » Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:20 pm

3rd time applying!

Oxford
RHUL
Surrey (sat test)
Southampton

Good luck everyone!

CDAPsych
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Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

Post by CDAPsych » Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:43 am

Hello All,

This is my second time applying.

I have a BSc Hons in Psychological Studies (2:1), an MSc in Psychology (Merit), 14 months experience working as a Complex Needs Support Worker and 12 months as an Assistant Psychologist (6 months CMHT & 6 months ABI - still ongoing). I was fortunate enough to have my MSc research project published recently, which was very exciting, albeit a rather arduous process but worth it in the end.

Prior to this I had a reasonably successful career for 15 years in digital advertising.

I have applied to:

Bath
Birmingham
Coventry & Warwick
IoPPN

I wish you all every success and hope to see some of you in September.

God Bless. It is in His hands now.

C.

Abeau
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Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

Post by Abeau » Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:27 am

1 down!

Teesside
Manchester
Leeds
Newcastle

Esk
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Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

Post by Esk » Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:47 am

welshgirl wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:26 pm
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 😊
Wishing you so much luck Welshgirl- I got onto the Cardiff course on my 7th year of trying so I’m rooting for you!

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