Teamwork

  • What do you think makes a good team?
  • Thinking about your membership of a team (in a work, sport, school, or other setting), can you tell us about the most important contributions you made to the team?
  • Can you think of a team situation where your communication skills have been vital? Tell us about the situation and your contribution.
  • Tell us about a group activity you have organised. What went well and what went badly? What did you learn from it?
  • Tell us about a team situation you have experienced. What did you learn about yourself and about successful team-working?
  • When you think about yourself working as a doctor, who do you think will be the most important people in the team you will be working with?
  • Who are the important members of a multi-disciplinary healthcare team? Why?
  • Are you a leader or a follower?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of being in a team? Do teams need leaders?
  • Modern-day health care is very much a team effort. Please tell us a role that you have played in a team, and what you think you contributed.
  • What do you think of nurses developing extended roles and undertaking tasks previously done by doctors?
  • What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of nurses replacing doctors as the first contact person in primary care?
  • When you are a doctor you will be working in a team. Who do you see as the key members of your team, and why? How will you help the team to develop?
  • What do you think is the role of humour in team working. Give an example.