Transferable skills whilst at medical school

This page looks at the transferable skills you will develop during your medical training. It lists the opportunities you may have to develop and demonstrate these skills.

Transferable skills are those skills that can be applied to lots of different situations. Make the most of any opportunities you have to develop your transferable skills because this will:

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It’s a skill in itself to be self-aware. Think about which skills you good at and which ones do you need to work on.

What are the main transferable skills?

Communication skills include self-confidence and the ability to:

Team working skills include:

Management and leadership can include:

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Planning and organisation can include:

Empathy involves:

Time management involves:

Taking initiative can involve:

Adaptability and flexibility can include:

Problem-solving can involve:

Networking includes:

Research skills involve:

Find out more by downloading a document that shows you how you can demonstrate the above skills.

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