Creating an Effective CV

April 22nd, 2011 2 Min read Creating an Effective CV Blog
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Items to Include in Your CV

Personal Information
  • Complete name (maiden name, other names used, etc.)
  • Contact information (address, telephone, email, etc.)
  • Title/Degree
Education/Training (starting with pre-medical college education)
  • Name of each program
  • Type of training (fellowship, residency, internship, etc.)
  • Specialty of each program
  • Hospital or facility associated with training—optional
  • Address of program
  • Complete dates of attendance for each program
Work History
  • All practices since completion of medical training
  • Any applicable military service
  • Explain any gaps in education/training and work history
  • Medically related work history since starting medical school (research assistant, medical laboratory work, house physician, etc.)
  • Name of each practice (listing in reverse chronological order with current first is preferred)
  • Type of practice (solo, specialty group, multispecialty group, etc.)
  • Your association with the practice
  • Dates of association with each practice (to and from dates)
  • Address of practice
  • Office phone and fax numbers
  • Specialty board certifications and sub-specialty certifications
  • Name of specialty board
  • Specialty/subspecialty of certification
  • Dates of certification
  • Other certifications such as BCLS, ACLS, ATLC, PALS, etc.
Licenses/DEA Registration
  • All state medical licenses ever held
  • Name of state
  • Issue and expiration dates
  • License status (active, inactive, expired, military, suspended, revoked, etc.)
  • DEA expiration date
Professional Memberships Publications (Optional) A Professional CV Should Not Include:
  • Information on your spouse, children, or parents
  • Social activities
  • Church affiliations
  • Other nonrelevant personal information
As with any document containing personal information, it is advised you use discretion when listing identifying information.


Lindsay Wilcox

Lindsay Wilcox

Lindsay Wilcox is a communication professional with experience writing for the healthcare and entertainment industries as well as local government. When she's not circling typos, she's enjoying fish tacos and hanging out with her family.

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