Curriculum Vitae (CV)

The medical student CV provides a well-organized overview of your experiences, involvements, and achievements related to your medical training and career.

It highlights the most relevant activities and skills you bring to a residency program and to other applications such as research, scholarships, away rotations, etc.

You can include relevant entries from undergraduate activities in medicine, biology and health sciences, community service, research, leadership, policy, and employment.

Recommended Writing Steps

To write a strong, well-organized document:

  1. Watch the three-part CV for the Medical Student Video Series
    • Function and Formatting
    • Content and Section Headings
    • Accomplishment Statements
  2. Use the CV Editing Checklist as a guide to draft your document
  3. Edit and proofread
  4. Come to Office Hours (Mon-Fri, 12-1 pm PT) if you have questions
  5. Starting Feb 4th, Group CV Reviews will return on Fridays from 12-12:30 pm PT (click the link to sign up for a session)

CV Template

This template includes entries customized for UWSOM, including TRUST, WRITE, Pathways, RUOP, research, publications, presentations, and honors/awards

UWSOM CV Template

A Note For Those Applying to Residency through ERAS

In ERAS, there is not a way to upload your CV into the application system. Instead, you manually enter or copy your information into text boxes. ERAS auto-organizes and auto-formats the content.

We highly suggest that you create a well-written CV prior to completing the ERAS application. This will make the process go easier and smoother for you. ERAS does not provide spelling and grammar checks. It is far easier to edit your CV in document format than it is in the ERAS application system.