As you well know, your CV is a critical tool for showcasing your expertise in medical practice. Be sure it fully outlines your experience, training and certifications.
Your CV must include the following:
Education and Training: First, list all formal educational training, including baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate schooling, as well as any internship, residency and fellowship programs. If you have any other degrees, such as a Masters or PhD, include them in this section.
Professional Experience: Next, list your professional experience in reverse chronological order, from most recent job to earliest. How you format this professional experience is the key difference between an emergency medicine CV and a standard professional resume. Medical CV's do not include descriptions of positions; instead, they include only the following information:
Licensure and Certifications: Include all state licensures, active or inactive, including the year the license was issued, not the year it expires. Also include any board certifications in specialties or subspecialties, along with the year of certification. It's important to list every certification because different hospitals and groups are looking for different backgrounds in this unique specialty.
Professional Memberships: List all professional associations, including dates of membership and titles held within that organization (if applicable).
Honors: Include any professional honors you have received regardless of how long ago you received them, including dates.
Additional Accomplishments: This area enables you to show a bit more of what you do outside the hospital, including volunteer work, community involvement or other activities. Keep this section in the same concise format that you use throughout your CV.
Research and Publications: List any research, publications or other projects you've done, using standard Modern Language Association (MLA) format. Be prepared to provide samples or copies of any work you list.
Common Mistakes to Avoid:
By including all of these items on your medical CV, you give hiring managers all the information they need to determine whether you could be a potential fit for their open position.