The following is a standard and recommended format for your CV: Header, Postgraduate Training, Education,Professional Experience, Licensure,Certifications, Honors and Awards, Professional Memberships,Research, Presentations, Abstracts, and Publications, References.
Your full name and degree, indicating MD, DO, FACP,pb-1 ml-3 PhD, etc. — these go at the top of the first page of your CV
Directly under your name, include your contact information — list your full mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address
Only list addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses where you want to be contacted about job opportunities
Record your postgraduate training in reverse chronological order
List program name, type of program, city, state, and start and finish dates (month/year) for each of the following:
List your education in reverse chronological order
Medical school name, city, state, degree obtained (MD or DO), and start and finish dates (month/year)
Undergraduate school name, city, state, degree, major, and start and finish dates (month/year)
Do not include high school information
Include medically related work history dating back to the start of medical school, beginning with your most recent practice location — list position held, name of facility, city, state, and start and finish dates
It is only necessary to list non-medical employment if it explains a gap in your professional experience or education
List states in which you are licensed, have been licensed, or have applied for a license (license number is not necessary on a CV, but you can include it if you wish)
List the expiration month and year of each license
List the status of each license, such as Active or Pending
List DEA license, if you have one, with the expiration date (do not list the license number)
List board certification and status (e.g., board certifiePhysiciand, board eligible, or awaiting date of exam), and include specialty or subspecialty of certification
List exams taken (passed only) and dates (e.g., Flex, National Boards, and the like)
List current certifications such as ACLS, ATLS, BCLS, or PALS and the issue date
List medically related honors and awards and dates received
List month and year for each award and honor
List medically related organizations and societies, beginning with the most recent.
List works in reverse chronological order
Use the appropriate format for citing abstracts and publications
If applying for a non-academic position, it may be preferable to state, "Fifty-six papers published from 1995 to 2004. Citations furnished on request,"rather than list them individually
If there are numerous publications, research, presentations, or abstracts that make the CV too long (exceeding 6 pages) it is recommended to select specific citations to showcase — title that section with "Selected Research", "Selected Presentations", "Selected Abstracts", or "Selected Publications"
References should be provided only upon request, and you do not need to list them on your CV
For more reference tips check out the PracticeMatch Reference Letter page.