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Generally, your curriculum vitae (C.V.) is the first contact you may have with a prospective program director. Therefore, you would surely want a C.V. that does more than simply impart information about your personal history, and educational and professional qualifications and achievements. Strive for a CV that establishes a favorable image of your professionalism in the mind of the reader. It should emphasize your areas of strength and create an interest about you sufficient to result in a personal interview. Make your C.V. work for you!
A subheading for certification or license status may be included at the end of this section. Indicate certificate/license numbers and the dates issued.
Educational Background - include your major, year degree was received, name of degree, complete name of institution (no abbreviations) and its location.
Employment History - leave NO gaps in the total number of years worked (account for every year); distinguish between part-time and full-time work; use separate headings for entries such as: military service, volunteer activities, leave of absence (explain).
Professional Activities - cite current memberships; clearly date all former activities and memberships.
Publications - clarify your role in group efforts; distinguish between refereed and nonrefereed articles; use separate headings for different types of publications (journal articles, books, chapters in books, abstracts, etc.)
Individuals are faced with many choices when writing a C.V. The methods used to develop this document are varied, but the goal is the same — a curriculum vitae that will impress and convince the reader that you are the person they seek. I hope the advice offered here will help you to develop that kind of C.V. My best wishes for success in all your endeavors.
Annabeth Borg, now retired, has had more than 26 years of secretarial experience that involved working in several fields. Her early background included working for the New York State government and in the private legal sector prior to taking a 12-year hiatus to raise a family. After rejoining the work force, she worked briefly in private industry, followed by 21 years as a medical secretary at the Nassau County Medical Center in East Meadow, NY. During most of that period she served as secretary to the Chairman and Program Director of the Department of Medicine. In this capacity, Annabeth became familiar with, amongst other things, the hiring process for new house staff, both American graduates and international medical graduates. There were approximately 100 house staff in the Department of Medicine. Annabeth estimates that she assisted in the recruitment of between 500-600 house staff during her tenure at the hospital.
This article was prepared for the ACP IMG Web site in 2000.