Quick Tips About CV For Physicians

When applying for academic, scientific, or research opportunities, a CV (curriculum vitae) is used. CV’s are usually at least two pages long, as it includes teaching and research experience, plus presentations, journal publications, awards, etc.

1. List Your contact information first. This information goes at the top and includes your full name, full address, telephone numbers, and email addresses. Spell out words like Street, Drive, etc.

2. Immediately list your profession. Including: “Board certified in Pediatric Medicine (2010- present)” and where you are licensed so the potential employer knows immediately that you have experience.

3. List Post-Graduate Training – List fellowships and residencies. Include the name of the university and medical center, the dates attended, and the duties that were involved with them.

4. List Educational Background. Use most recent education and training first. Include degree, majors and minors, institution, city, and state, and dates of attendance. Include if you graduated magna cum laude or cum laude.

5. Internship and residency. Include the name of the hospital, the city, state, and dates of attendance. Name the type of residency you participated as, and a brief description of your responsibilities.6. Certification and Licenses. List your license and any certificates you hold along with the numbers, and date issued.

7. List Professional Employment Experience. List most recent and current work first. It is acceptable to separate full time employment from part-time employment as long as part time is under a separate heading. List the dates of employment, along with job title, and employer’s name and address. Under each job listing, include requirements, duties, any achievements, research topics, assignments, and other information you feel is pertinent to the position. Keep all entries consistent.

8. Research Experience – List anywhere you conducted research or collaborated with research. Include the medical center, the city and state, and the dates attended. Write a brief description of your duties and your accomplishments. Name your preceptor at the end.

9. Publications – Any work that has been published in a journal or other literary venue should be posted here. Include it in AP style, with name, title, the journal, year, month, and pages.

10. Professional Affiliations. You should be a member of the American Medical Association, along with any associations that deal with your specialty. List the date you became a member.

11. Medical Volunteer Experience. If you were a volunteer for the Red Cross, or at a hospital, include the hospital, your title, the city, state, the dates, and your duties.

12. Awards. If you have won any fellowships, scholarships, or grants, add them here. Describe in detail what they were for, and the dates they were received.

13. Other Skills. List other skills, such as computer, technical, or anything that will be pertinent to the position with which you are applying.

14. (Optional) References – While you are not usually expected to have your references listed on your resume or cv, having them at the ready is helpful for an employer. It also shows that are you are committed to finding work, and show initiative.

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