Ellie Williams reports:
"A doctor’s curriculum vitae is a marketing piece that advertises his knowledge and talent. It should pique an employer’s curiosity and encourage him to invite you in for a personal interview and an in-depth look at what you can offer the organization. Highlight your clinical skills and knowledge, providing an overview of your experience and qualifications and a summary of your strengths...If you’re a recent graduate or have only a few years of professional experience, mention your education information at the top of your CV. Highlight academic honors...If you’ve been practicing medicine for several years, move your education category to the end of...your CV. List not only degrees earned, but also internships, assistantships, and competitive scholarships and fellowships. Also note the title and subject of your master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation. In addition, note certifications and licenses...[H]ighlight your accomplishments and any additional responsibilities such as serving on committees. Break your experience into categories, noting full-time and part-time positions separately. Also, create separate sections for faculty positions, administrative roles and hospital staff privileges. Include the same amount of information for each position...[C]reate individual sections for professional affiliations, research interests and industry contributions such as journal articles and presentations at medical conferences. Mention professional and medical associations you belong to, noting leadership positions you’ve held or participation in committees and other activities. If you’ve won research grants, include the name of the funding organization, the amount you received and the focus of your research. Also include a section for industry and academic awards...Your complete CV might span several pages, but for your job search create a condensed version that hits just the highlights. Keep your CV to two pages or less unless you're seeking an academic position. Maintain a thorough CV or compile an addendum you can offer if employers request additional information...[S]um up each section."
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