The Guide

SpringGuide 2019

The career development quarterly for physicians of all specialties, PracticeLink Magazine provides readers with feature articles, compensation stats, helpful job search tips—as well as recruitment ads from organizations across the U.S.

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4 HELPFUL ONLINE ARTICLES COMPLETE 12 MOS. before starting work START 18 MOS. before starting work Write your CV STEP 02 Write your CV and ask a mentor or peer to review it Technically, most physicians will be creating a résumé, not a curriculum vitae (CV). But even then, physicians and physician recruiters often refer to the document as a CV. Your CV lets potential employers know about your education, training, interests and background. Don't get caught up thinking that your CV has to look a certain way or be a certain length. Limiting your CV to one page is not necessa r y. Just be su re to include any pertinent information regarding your education and experience. It should be a clear picture of your credentials, training and experience. Always proofread your CV and correct any errors prior to submitting. The style of your CV should be traditional, with traditional fonts on white or neutral paper. What to include on your CV • Contact information: Include your name, medical degree and address. • Objective: Consider using your objective statement as the basis for your cover letter instead. • Education: Include the name of your school, graduation date and area of study. • Academic honors: Include a line for any under the education section. • Board certification, specialty and licenses: List the specialty in which you're board certified (and when) and the states you're licensed in. • Internships, residencies and fellowships: List the institution, location, dates and specialty. Include positions of leadership. • Volunteer experience: This can be especially valuable for residents just starting out. • Clinical experience: In order from most to least recent, include the practices where you've worked. Include a brief description of the facility, your responsibilities, and dates. • Publications/presentations: Include any you've written or co-authored. Mention any presentations at conferences. • Professional memberships: Include relevant societies and organizations. • Awards and honors: Include any of your professional recognitions. • Cultural activities, interests: Include if you're very involved in a charity or cultural institution. –Excerpted from "CV Essentials." Read more at • Don't get caught up thinking that your CV has to look a certain way or be a certain length. Is your CV helping you? CV essentials and sample CVs

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