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    As the title says, any examples of what I could start now to show I have those skills, especially for communication skills because for teamwork joining a charity society should be enough right?

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    Communication is like talking and stuff right? I think having organized events and such would help?
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    Working/volunteering - clubs and societies are good too
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    D of E is a good way to show teamwork but you need to be specific about what you brought to the team how you helped etc. Also any sports involving teams. For communication make sure you deal with a range of people not just those your own age so children and elderly
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    (Original post by medicapplicant)
    Hey

    As the title says, any examples of what I could start now to show I have those skills, especially for communication skills because for teamwork joining a charity society should be enough right?

    thanks guys
    Hi there

    Well, having good communication skills and teamwork go together very well. In an interview, you could use the same example of work experience to demonstrate your aptitude for both.

    Regarding communication skills in particular, joining a charity society is a great idea. As others have also said, volunteering in a care home, your local doctors surgery or hospitals is another great way to develop your communication skills further. These types of volunteer work can often be very hard to get, but if you do it also shows your commitment to becoming a doctor.

    When you talk about your communication skills in an interview, the best way to do it is to remember a specific case/patient/scenario that you witnessed in your volunteer work and how you communicated in a specific way - whether delegating tasks, delivering a presentation, giving clear instructions, teaching someone how to do something etc.

    Regarding teamwork, DofE is good and lots of students have achieved it. You could try to do something else to help your application stand out, and to give yourself something different to talk about in the interview.

    For instance, you could use your role in the charity society to improve your teamwork skills by putting on a project, organising an event etc.

    We've also got lots of free blogs - like our blog on Motivation. Whilst it's not solely catered for teamwork, it goes through how to talk about your work experience in general.

    Also, we've got a blog on how to show teamwork during the interview if you're set a group task. It's got five top tips on how you could act. You can also apply this 5 tips to teamwork in any scenario - not just a group task on an interview day. So think about how you could apply the points in the blog to any work placements/volunteer work that you do!

    We hope this helps and good luck,

    The Medic Portal
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    Well, having good communication skills and teamwork go together very well. In an interview, you could use the same example of work experience to demonstrate your aptitude for both.

    Regarding communication skills in particular, joining a charity society is a great idea. As others have also said, volunteering in a care home, your local doctors surgery or hospitals is another great way to develop your communication skills further. These types of volunteer work can often be very hard to get, but if you do it also shows your commitment to becoming a doctor.

    When you talk about your communication skills in an interview, the best way to do it is to remember a specific case/patient/scenario that you witnessed in your volunteer work and how you communicated in a specific way - whether delegating tasks, delivering a presentation, giving clear instructions, teaching someone how to do something etc.

    Regarding teamwork, DofE is good and lots of students have achieved it. You could try to do something else to help your application stand out, and to give yourself something different to talk about in the interview.

    For instance, you could use your role in the charity society to improve your teamwork skills by putting on a project, organising an event etc.

    We've also got lots of free blogs - like our blog on Motivation. Whilst it's not solely catered for teamwork, it goes through how to talk about your work experience in general.

    Also, we've got a blog on how to show teamwork during the interview if you're set a group task. It's got five top tips on how you could act. You can also apply this 5 tips to teamwork in any scenario - not just a group task on an interview day. So think about how you could apply the points in the blog to any work placements/volunteer work that you do!

    We hope this helps and good luck,

    The Medic Portal
    Thank you soo much this was really helpful
 
 
 
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