how do you contribute as a cooperating member of a club, team, ofr small group? Explain how this will help in your future career as a medical assistant.

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I think that each person should contribute in the area of his or her strength.  I can help the team function much better by doing what I am best at than trying to do everything.

I also think an important way to be a member of a team is to listen to the leader.  If everyone knows what they need to do and does it more will get done.  When you don't question every decision, or try to do everything yourself, everyone will be better off.

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If this is a question on an application for school or a educational program, then they are asking for you to show them how you have already been a part of team and how that experience has prepared you for the inevitable team-work situations you will have in your future education and eventual work in the medical field.  You need to brainstorm for your personal examples and draw specific details for those experiences.

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There are very few professions that being able to work within a team is not an important skill. As a medical assistant you will need to know how to confer with doctors in determining the proper course of treatment for patients, you will need to know how to get along with everyone else that works within the clinic in order to provide the best possible care for patients.

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I like how speamerfan has brought up the fact that a medical assistant will need to be a good listener to patients and supervisors alike. In addition, during your training, you also need to be willing to ask questions. Your questions will help others clarify their own thinking and questions. Maybe it just boils down to being a good communicator.

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Being a member of a group is gratifying but brings with it responsibilities.  The contributions you make to a group make the group more effective and can be a source of pride to you.

You can contribute to your group by being a good listener, which means listening to the ideas of others with respect and attention.  Contributing to a group is not all about talking all the time.  As a medical assistant, you will have many people to listen to, doctors, nurses, other office personnel, and perhaps most importantly, patients.  In many cases, you are the first person a patient has a chance to talk to, and you are making your "group" a success by being a good listener.

You can make contributions to a group by thinking about ways to improve the group's functioning.  But as you do, you need to be very tactful about this kind of contribution, particularly when you are a new member of a group.  As a medical assistant, you might, for example, think about a way to streamline an office procedure.

Another way to be a contributing member of a group is to step outside of your role and help others with theirs.  A valuable team member does not simply stand aside because something is not that person's job. A medical assistant might offer to answer phones or pick up some other task when things get busy.

A group is only as strong as its weakest member, so everyone in the group should be strong and be making contributions to the good of the group.  It's a win-win situation for everyone.

 

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