Amazing Opportunity for Final Years to Practice Presentation Skills with a Professional Actor prior to PACES

There is an amazing opportunity for 10 final year students to have a one hour session with a professional actor who provides presentation training to a number of corporate clients. The aim of the session is to significantly reduce performance anxiety, and increase confidence, for the PACES examination and for your future careers as doctors. ‘Performance’ includes verbal and non-verbal communication, charisma and engagement; features that a doctor must excel in with every patient encounter for success. Performance anxiety describes various physical and psychological symptoms that can impair the quality of the subsequent performance. Students who are able to eradicate or minimise this anxiety will undoubtedly perform better than their counterparts who cannot. Actors endure rigorous performance training during their career, in the acknowledgement that performers are not merely ‘talented’ but require ongoing practice to hone their skills. We believe that through training, practice and the development of pre-performance routines and habits, students can maximise confidence and minimise anxiety prior to their final year examinations and for their future careers as doctors. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. If interested, please email somil.desai@nhs.net