Chapter-06 Communication with Colleagues

BOOK TITLE: OSCEs in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for MRCOG-3

1. Saxena Richa
Publishing Year
Author Affiliations
1. Obstetrician and Gynecologist, New Delhi, India, Course Mentor: Cracking MRCOG, New Delhi, India, New Delhi, India
Chapter keywords
Communication skill, teaching skill, writing prescription, identifying risk, taking consent, breech vaginal delivery, forceps


The importance of communication skills for the doctors with their patients as well as with their colleagues is well established. Communication skills with medical colleagues (both senior and junior) are discussed in details in this chapter. In the MRCOG Part 3 examination, the candidates are expected to demonstrate their ability to express information to the medical colleagues concisely, in a logical and structured way. In these tasks, the candidate must be able to summarise their history, examination, and results of investigation, while focusing on the salient features. They should be able to present a clear and well-reasoned plan to their medical colleague. The candidate’s ability to summarise and convey relevant information demonstrates their ability to think critically regarding what is important and the reason for communication of those facts. Communication tasks with medical colleagues in the part 3 examination may include an assessment of communication with colleagues in both verbal and written forms. Written tasks in the part 3 examination may involve tasks such as writing operation notes, preparing a letter to the GP, writing a referral to another specialty, and preparing a discharge summary or a prescription.

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