Curriculum Vitae Essentials Mitsue Yokota, Ed.D. Career Advisor email@example.com CV vs. Resume CV Scholarly identity Academic Settings Can be 20+ pages Educational /academic background ◦ Research, publication, presentations, awards, affiliations Resume Professional identity Non-academic 2 pages or shorter Skills, experience, education Can be chronological or skill based General Guidelines Formatting Consistency Readability Word Choice Order What to include? What to exclude Work Experience Sections of a CV - Academic Personal Information Education Licensure/Certification Research Interests Research Experience Teaching Experience Clinical Experience Professional Experience Publications Presentations and Posters Invited Talks Honors/Awards Grants/Fellowships Academic Service Professional Affiliation Language Skills Sections of a CV – Medical Students Personal Information Education Honors and Award Research Publications and Presentations Activities Certifications/Languages Personal Information Name Current Address City, State, Zip Current Phone Email Address Personal Information ~Mitsue Yokota ~ ????? 12-159 CHS Los Angeles, CA 90095 310-267-1104 firstname.lastname@example.org Personal Information Mitsue Yokota 12-159 CHS Los Angeles, CA 90095 Home 310-267-1104 Fax 310-794-9574 Cell 310-206-3434 USMLE ID: 52431463 AAMC ID:12558028 email@example.com Personal Information Mitsue Yokota 12-159 CHS Los Angeles, CA 90095 310-267-1104 firstname.lastname@example.org Personal Information Mitsue Yokota 12-159 CHS Los Angeles, CA 90095 310-267-1104 310-206-0434 email@example.com Personal Information Mitsue Yokota 12-159 CHS Los Angeles, CA 90095 310-267-1104 firstname.lastname@example.org Personal Information Things to exclude: Age Date of Birth Marital Status Social Security # Education Include only programs that led to a terminal degree in reverse chronological order ◦ Medical School ◦ Post Baccalaureate Programs ◦ Undergraduate Institution (Majors and Minors) ◦ EXCLUDE high school Education Things to exclude: Anything before undergraduate GPA MCAT scores Test scores Dissertation advisors Mentors Honors lists (save for Awards section) EDUCATION David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA 2010 - present M.D. Current Specialty Interests: Oncology, Radiology, Dermatology University of California, Los Angeles 2007 – 2011 B.S., Magna Cum Laude, Biology Dean’s Honor List (Spring 2009), graduated with “Honors” and “Highest Distinction” Cumulative GPA: 3.96 University High School Major GPA: 3.95 2004 – 2007 Education David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA M.D. Anticipated in 2015 2011 - present University of California, Los Angeles B.S., Biology, magna cum laude 2007 – 2011 Education Other items you may include: Latin/Departmental Honors Board Scores (can be in Licensure section) Honors and Awards Name of award or distinction Time earned/achieved Short description if necessary While it’s appropriate to list items from undergrad now, by this time in 3rd year, they should be eliminated unless TRULY exceptional Honors and Awards UCLA Class of 2014 Geffen Scholar 2011 – present Annual merit scholarship awarded based on outstanding admissions application UCLA Regents Scholar 2010 – present Annual merit scholarship awarded to students demonstrating academic excellence, leadership, and exceptional promise Letters of Distinction: Surgery, Internal Medicine 2012 – 2013 Awarded to students who perform in an outstanding fashion on required clinical clerkships Research Name of institution Name of mentor ◦ Include full name and title ◦ Include degree Name of Project Brief Description of Work ◦ Maximum 2 lines Research David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Division of Head and Neck Surgery Principle Investigator: John Smith, M.D. Studied the effectiveness of injections with botulinium toxin to the cricopharyngeus muscle Publications & Presentations Use same format throughout Written drafts of manuscripts are “submitted” or “in preparation” Accepted manuscripts not yet published are “in press” For presentations, include the institution or meeting where presented Publications & Presentations As postbac students ◦ Can include undergraduate research ◦ Can include any undergraduate fellowship programs ◦ Can include any summer research experiences American Medical Association (AMA) Style Guide Used by: Authors in compiling lists of references for their publications Editors in revising such lists Publishers in setting reference standards for their authors and editors Librarians and others in formatting bibliographic citations Journal Articles Books Papers Presented at Meetings Posters Presented at Meetings Activities Can be lumped into generic experience section or divided into multiple sections ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Clinical Experience Global Health Experience Leadership Experience Teaching Experience Volunteer Experience Activities Section Include: ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Title/Role Organization Location/Institution Duration of Involvement Brief Description of your contributions/accomplishments Sample Activities Section INSTITUTIONAL SERVICE Professionalism Council Representative, Medical Student Council 2010 – present Elected to a select joint student-faculty council that provides recommendations for the overall improvement of the teaching and practice of professionalism at the David Geffen School of Medicine, while also serving as a consulting body to the Dean of Student Affairs for disciplinary issues Planned and implemented student-driven initiatives such as the Clerkship Professionalism and Abuse Survey for upper-level students and assisted in the development of an Ethics Symposium Student Co-Coordinator, Women in Surgery Student Interest Group 2011 – 2012 Helped to revitalize a student, resident, and faculty interest group committed to supporting aspiring and established female surgeons Organized group meetings and lectures, set up roundtable discussions with prestigious visiting female surgeons, and created a surgical specialty shadowing program for medical students Currently serving as senior student advisor to the group Student Co-Coordinator, Geriatric Medicine Student Interest Group 2011 – 2012 Created opportunities for medical students to explore the field of geriatrics through multi-disciplinary lectures as well as shadowing programs and community outreach projects at local nursing homes Verb Choice If you are currently participating - use present tense If it is from the past - use past tense Use a variety of verbs Research Collected Clarified Solved Gathered Extracted Inspected Reviewed Measured Formulated Organized Catalogued Arranged Categorized Charted Classified Routed Inspected Logged Supplied Screened Systematized Helped Volunteered Supported Clarified Gathered Coached Inspected Aided Arranged Adapted Communicated Resolved Persuaded Referred Explained Elicited Gathered Defined Conveyed Consulted clarified authored Work Experience? List if they had a meaningful impact on current career choice Usually for employment between undergrad and med school Paid research should be listed under research Certifications and Languages Include depending on what you are using your CV for ◦ Scholarships or Fellowships? ◦ Global Health Opportunities? ◦ Residency? Other important tips 5 minute rule Update regularly Customize Proof read! Questions?