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Medical CV: Hints for medical practitioners

In healthcare profession appearance is not everything, however, it is definitely significant and your curriculum vitae (CV) is no exception. If you give little attention or no attention to ensure your curriculum vitae is well formatted, many of your best assets may missed generally in these scenarios, healthcare recruiters often must filter through a big number of job applications, and a well designed curriculum vitae printed may be the additional edge you required to push you up to the top of a pile among otherwise comparably qualified professionals.

The basic rationales:

  • Like an application form, your curriculum vitae (CV) is used for the purpose of giving information about yourself, and presenting how you meet the objectives fixed by the employer. For this purpose, it should be custom-made for purpose and placed or targeted in its pattern.
  • Person Specifications lay out what is necessitated of you; make it simple for the reader to see how you achieve all of the requirements.
  • Due to heavy competition in some specialties of medicine, and the fact that many graduates and house surgeons will have same kind of expertise, similar academic background, you need to stand out in the crowd in some way. Give careful consideration to what it is about you, the activities or achievements you have done that stand you different. It doesn’t require coming from your professionals experiences alone; your power to bright by reflecting on your own development; personal payoffs from common activities such as electives will assist to mark as different your curriculum vitae.
  • There are no clearly defined rules for curriculum vitaes, and it needn’t appear the same as everyone else’s. You will not have much time to make a positive impression of the reader therefore it demands to be well planned. It can consume a lot of time to get it right; however it’s for worth it.

So what makes for attractive and a good designed curriculum vitae (CV)?

Medical practitioners should aim for a rightist and clean look when making their curriculum vitae (CV); try to avoid annoyed and irritable text fonts, should also make good use of space without seeming cluttered; in the profession curriculum vitaes are several pages long, (in some cases as many as 10 pages!), with such spacious margins as well as spacing that they could easily print on half as many pages with few formatting adjustments.

Take necessary precautions, if CV is too crowded, it is hard to go through and hard to read, don’t apply font smaller than 10 point and use spacing in a judicious manner.

Use clear section headings and simple, consistent, uniform spacing among the main sections, sub sections as well as each record with a given section. This will not only seems nicer however reduces the eye strain of the reviewers.

You should also assure that data format is consistent throughout your curriculum vitae; whether you are using bold, italic, or underlined text to give special importance, insure that you are consistent at all the sections.

Dos and Don’ts

  • If you are printing hard copies, use high quality of paper
  • Get it verified by a colleague, friend (or) a careers adviser
  • Pay careful attention to spelling, grammar and presentation
  • Use positive language that will excite the reviewer


  • Use curriculum vitae except when asked.
  • Expect the reviewer to make suppositions; if you omit any information wittingly or inadvertently, they cannot give you credit.
  • Use the same curriculum vitae for every application; keep a standard copy and make it ready it for each application.

These are a few methods you can format your curriculum vitae to be more attractive and likeable to prospective employers.

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