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How to Create a Medical Curriculum Vitae (CV)

For physicians and clinicians, as with most everyone else pursuing a job opportunity, your curriculum vitae (CV) is your main selling point. When creating a medical CV, it’s important to make sure that all relevant education, training, and work history is included in a clear and concise format, so that hiring entities are able to easily see your credentials and qualifications. It’s also important to maintain this information and keep it updated. Creating a CV is an ongoing process.

CVs can be formatted several different ways, but most commonly have a heading that includes your name, address, and contact information. List the easiest way to be reached, such as a cell phone number and/or e-mail address. The body of the CV typically begins with “Education.” List your medical school and post-graduate training programs here, including locations and dates of attendance in month/year format.

The next section of your medical CV should be “Work History” listed in chronological or reverse chronological order. Include all places of employment and any locum tenens assignments. Academic appointments should be in a separate section, if they were not your main employment at a particular time.

In addition, if you have worked with one or more physician groups, list both the name of the group, along with any hospital affiliations associated with that group. Provide dates in a month/year format and make sure there are no gaps in practice over 30 days. If there are gaps, be sure to include an explanation; this will help during the privileging process.

The last section of your medical CV should include state licenses, board certification/eligibility, and any additional certifications you may have. List any volunteer positions or research, publications, presentations, and other accomplishments and accolades at the end of the CV.

Keep Your Medical CV Up to Date!

We recommend reviewing and updating your CV on a yearly basis, if not more often. Add locums tenens assignments and locations as you complete them; this will keep your CV current and will help with future privileging processes. It’ll also speed up the process when it’s time to find your next medical job opportunity.

Your dedicated Locum Leaders recruitment consultant is standing by to assist you in creating your medical CV, or any other aspect of your locum tenens job search. For more information regarding the placement process, connect with a recruiter today.

This article does not constitute official financial, insurance or legal advice on the part of Locum Leaders.

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