In your communications skills sessions you will interview simulated patients, many of whom are professional actors.
Simulated patients both portray the characteristics of and respond as real patients to help you to learn and develop your consultation skills.
You will observe students in your group undertake consultations in real-time via a video-link – learning how to provide detailed, descriptive and non-judgmental feedback, so you can learn from each other and perfect your consultation skills.
Our state-of-the-art recording facilities allow you to capture and analyse your consultation, which you can use to help improve the quality of your skills or share with your peers.
In Years 3, 4 and 5 this teaching is consolidated by attending communication masterclasses tutored by GP and hospital clinicians.