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Resume: Creating a Medical CV

Posted by medliorator on March 13, 2009

Laura Brammar:

Being able to provide evidence of skills and abilities is vital in order to produce an excellent CV… It is not enough to simply list your experience; instead you need to provide examples of when you have used the core skills required for the post. Many applicants fail to provide the best example of the highlighted skill as the information gets lost in a long chronological record of previous roles and rotations.

Below is an outline of the common sections, in order, found on a medical CV

  • Personal details – Name, Contact details—telephone; email, General Medical Council registration number and national training number, Medical Defence Union number
  • Career statement – Focus on the goals that you have for yourself in certain aspects of your professional life and keep it short and simple.
  • Education and qualifications – University (medical degree, awards, prizes and scholarships, intercalated degree)
  • Present position
  • Career history (ensure that any gaps in employment are accounted for)
  • Clinical skills and experience
  • Management and leadership experience
  • Interests
  • Referees – Always secure agreement from your proposed referees before listing their details on your CV, and provide them with a job description and recent CV to help them to write a focused reference.

Take care with dates and make sure any gaps are accounted for.

Medical CV writing skills [BMJ Careers]

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