Terri Blevins, MA Career Development Specialist Office of Clinical Education Developing your Curriculum Vitae.

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Terri Blevins, MACareer Development SpecialistOffice of Clinical EducationDeveloping your Curriculum VitaePURPOSEMedical School is preparation for a job; the residency of your choiceNeed them for Residency DirectorsNeed them when asking for Letters of Reference from your preceptorsResumesA resume is brief documentWell defined structureRelevant only to the positionLimited with traditional categoriesUsed in industry and the private sectorCurriculum VitaeA comprehensive summary of your qualifications and work experienceA CV is not brief and can be up to 3-5 pages at graduationMultiple pages in its maturity Primarily used in medical, education and research institutionsThe categories of a CV are not as limited as a resumeEach category is more complete and detailed about the applicant Before you beginThis is your introduction to residency directorsYou want to make yourself stand out through contentThink in terms of what a residency director wants in a residentThink of your CV as a work in progressOften, it is a combination of resume and CV at the beginningFormatThere is no single correct formatLook at sample CVs, decide what you want to includeContent will vary, depending on your own personal experiences and educationShow of your best side; include the things that make you shineFormatUse a typeface that is clean and easy to readUse 12 point font (no smaller than 10 pt.)Stick with one kind of font; use boldface or italics to highlight important informationUse bullets sparinglyRecommended margin, one inch top, bottom and sidesFormatNo longer than 2 pages for scholarships, residency applicationsBe consistent in the way that you present examplesDont include irrelevant information social security number, personal information, high school activities and accomplishments, referencesStyle should be organized, easy to readAvoid the use of ALL CAPS, or excessive use of italics and underliningContentContact Information:Your nameAddressPhone NumberFax NumberEmail addressContentEducation:List the most recent degree first including the name of the institution (city and state) and the date it was conferred ( or expected)Include titles of thesis and dissertationsBelow your medical education, list your undergraduate degree(s), date(s), and institution(s). Do not list High School educationPostgraduate Training:Fellowships, residencies, internshipsProvide site, area of concentration, date of completion or expected completionCertificate/LicensureList any certificates/licenses that you holdList license number, state(s), expiration datesCertifications would include ACLS, BLS, etc.Professional ExperienceDates and titles dont tell residency directors what you have doneThink about what you did and what skills you can bring to a residency programBegin with your most recent experienceUse action verbs to describe what you did, if it is relevantNo more than 2-3 bullet pts.Additional CategoriesResearch PublicationsResearch interestsProfessional OrganizationsHonors and AwardsCommunity ServiceHobbiesQuestions and answersPresentation InformationCONFIDENTIALPresentation InformationCONFIDENTIALPresentation InformationThe video will start when the mouse is clicked.CONFIDENTIAL

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