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    Medical Students

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    Home >Medical Students > Transferable skills

    Transferable skills

    These are skills that can be devel oped through your experience at medical school

    and that can be carried through to the workplace. Having these types of skills will

    help to boost your CV and ultimately, your ability to get the job you want. Remember

    in an application, CV or interview, it is always good to have a few examples that you

    can talk about, so you dont keep repeating the same experience.

    Above all employers value self-awareness and sel f-confidence. Self-awareness

    involves knowing your own strength and weaknesse s. This is wh y a good

    understanding of your own skills is so important, as well as your ability to describe

    them.

    Below are some ideas of how you can demonstrate these skills and some

    examples of where you can gain the experience:

    Communication skills

    Teamwork

    What you can demonstrate:

    Examples of where you can

    get the experience:

    q Oral face-to-face contact or contact by telephone

    q Written communication examples of emails,

    letters you have written (your accuracy and

    attention to detail)

    q

    Negotiation skillsq Liaison skills

    q Influencing skills

    q Listening skills and giving appropriate feedback

    q Social confidence

    q Talking about yourself in a way that shows self-

    awareness.

    q Expressing ide as- examples of where you have

    had to do this

    q Language skills

    q Presentations you have

    done at university

    q Previous job, part-time

    role

    q

    Volunteeringq Teaching or mentoring

    young people.

    What you can demonstrate:

    Examples of where you can get theexperience:

    q Participation in the delivery of team

    presentations

    q The variety of team-working situations you

    have experienced

    q Flexibility in team-working

    q Working together to achieve shared goals

    q Developing open relationships with

    colleagues

    q Actively sharing information and pooling

    skills

    q Treating colleagues with respect

    q Supporting colleagues under pressure

    q Previous job, or part-time role

    q Team sports/ outdoor pursuits

    q In team projects as part of your

    course-work

    q Student-selected Compone nts

    (SSCs)

    q In meetings and discussions

    q Volunteering.

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    Adaptability and flexibility

    Problem-solving

    Networking

    Research skills

    experience

    q Coping well with a sudden

    crisis

    q Coming up with new ideas

    student rep

    q Getting relevant project work/ SSCs

    q Creating your own website

    q Starting a new group or resurrecting an old

    one

    q Volunteering.

    What you can demonstrate:

    Examples of where you can get the

    experience:

    q How you have an attitude of

    welcoming change

    q How you have risen to new challenges

    q Year abroad/ independent travel

    abroad

    q Part-time work whilst studying

    q Successfully changing courses

    q Shift-work; working at short notice

    q Using language skills abroad

    q Combining study with family

    commitments.

    What you can demonstrate:

    Examples of where you can get the experience:

    q Creative solutions to

    coursework problems

    q Showing strong analytical

    skills

    q Developing a system/ new

    way of working to improve

    efficiency

    q Overcoming obstacles to

    achieve an ambition

    q Working in an environment with difficult staff

    or customers

    q Examples of where you have had to make

    tough decisions, where you have weighed

    up the odds.

    q In a research project /SSCs

    q Setting up an elective project e.g. abroad

    q Taking part in an audit.

    What you can demonstrate:

    Examples of where you can get the

    experience:

    q How you have talked to people at

    careers fairs/royal college events

    q How you have talked to trainee

    doctors/consultants on your clinical

    attachments.

    q By attending careers fairs (see

    your medical school website for

    details)

    q Going to royal college events (look

    on their websites and see our

    events page

    q On clinical attachments

    What you can demonstrate:

    Examples of where you can get the

    experience:

    q Knowledge of how to approach

    researching a topic

    q Good use of the internet for research

    q Being able to sort out all the information

    you have collected.

    q Reviewing the peer-reviewed literature on

    a topic

    q Report writing

    q Carrying out an audit

    q Getting relevant project

    work/SSCs

    q Intercalated degree

    q Reporting on your elective

    project

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