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Sample Curriculum Vitae

The purpose of the CV is to be able to chronologically track, and be able to account for, all time periods since you started medical training. This includes education, experience, military service, certifications, licenses, DEA information, etc. The CV should be constantly updated to reflect any changes so that it is always current. It is very helpful if you list “current as of (date)” on the CV.

Resource Highlights

What to include?

Focus just on medical work

List licenses and expiration dates

What to Include in Your CV

Telephone (cell, home, and work)
Email address
Citizenship status (optional)


Internal Medicine Residency…7/1999—6/2002
Name of Program
Any Town, State

Medical School…9/1996—5/2000
Any Town, State
Degree MD or DO

Any Town, State
BS Biology

Professional Experience

(This should include all medically related positions held since the start of medical school—any gaps in work/education history should be explained)

Chief Resident…7/2002—Present
Name of Program
Any Town, State

Laboratory Assistant…9/1998—5/1999
Name of Facility
Street Address
City, State, Zip
Office Phone and Fax Numbers

Military Service (Branch of Service)…Dates of Service


American Board of Internal Medicine, 
Board Eligible…6/2002

Licensure (List all licenses ever held)

DEA…Expiration 7/2003
# available upon request
California…Issued 8/2001
# available upon request…Expiration 7/2003
(Status) Active

Professional Memberships

American Medical Association

Honors and Awards

Summer Research Grant Awarded By 
National Cancer Institute…Summer 2000
Magna Cum Laude Graduate—Medical 
School (name)…5/2000
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society…4/1999

Research and Papers Presented (Optional)

Intensive insulin therapy in 
MICU patients…2/2002—present
Stanford University Medical Center
Preceptors: John Doe, M.D., and Mary Smith, M.D.
Your name and John Doe, M.D., “Myocardial Injury Complicating Thrombotic Trompocytopenic 
Purpura (TTP)”.
ACP California Chapter 2001 Association Poster Competition Finalists”.

References (Optional)

Provided upon request
Information Current as of (current date)

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SEE ALSO: How to write a CV that gets results

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