CV: a succinct chronicle of your background and accomplishments relevant to your career.
The goals of a medical student CV:
- Provide a well-organized overview of your major academic and extracurricular achievements related to your medical career
- Highlight the most relevant activities and skills you bring to a residency program and other opportunities for which you are applying (research, away rotations, scholarships, etc.)
Your CV writing goal: a well-organized document that is free of formatting, spelling, and grammatical errors. Make your CV easy to read.
Suggested Steps for Writing a CV
- Watch the 3-part CV for the Medical Student Video Series
- Draft your CV
- Edit and proofread
- Attend a CV Peer-Review session, Fridays from 12-12:30 pm PT
- Continue reviewing and editing. Utilize your peer and professional networks.
CV Templates: Created by UWSOM students
Choose a style that works best for your experience or mix-and-match between the templates
CV Resources from the AAMC (sign-in required):
CV Writing Tips:
When deciding if you should include an experience on your CV, ask yourself:
- Does this information present a useful representation of who I am as a medical professional?
- Will this information help me get selected for an away rotation, residency interview, research opportunity, or scholarship?
- Would I find this information relevant if I were a resident or faculty reader of my CV?
- If the answer is no, leave it out
Before submitting your CV:
- ask several people to proofread and edit
- include a professional mentor to review with an eye towards your residency application