Sample Curriculum Vitae

JOSEPH SMITH, M.D.
1 A Street
Middletown, AK
(111) 222-3333(Home)
(111) 111-1111(Pager)
jsmith@aol.com

EDUCATION

PM&R Residency, currently PGY-4
University of Medicine
Apple, AK
July 1999 – present
Transitional Medicine Internship
College of Medicine
Bottom, WI
M.D.
July 1998 -July 1999
University of FL
Tallahassee, FL
B.S.
July 1994 -July 1998
University of MO
Columbia, MO
Summa Cum Laude, 3.94 GPA
July 1991-Dec. 1993

EMPLOYMENT

Sports Physicals
Alaska High School, Anchorage, AK
May 2001-present

LICENSURE:

State of Georgia: Composite Board of Medical Examiners
Georgia License # 12345, September 1995
Florida License # ME 12345, March 1999

HONORS & AWARDS

Dean’s list, University of MO, Columbia, MO, 1993
International Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Golden Key National Honor Society
General Academic Scholarship, University of MO, 1994

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Academy of PM&R
Association of Academic Physiatrists
American Medical Association

PERSONAL

Judo Club, 1996 – 2001
Intramural Basketball, team captain
Conservation Breeder of Endangered Wildlife(1983-1996)

REFERENCES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

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When you’re in the process of looking for a physiatry practice opportunity, your CV is usually the first impression a prospective employer will have of you. For that reason, it’s vital that you make it your absolute best effort. We’ve included a sample CV on this page for your reference, but let’s look at each section individually.

PM&R Education

For the education portion of your CV, be sure to include all educational experience you have. You don’t need to include your high school unless you want to; your subsequent education will prove that you did attend and successfully complete high school.

The key to submitting a CV for physiatry recruitment that gets noticed is for the included information to stand out. Include any accomplishments, such as Chief Resident, on your CV. If you have accomplishments in your personal life, include them as well.

PM&R Employment

If you aren’t a recent entrant in the field, then you likely have some pm&r employment experience. Don’t be shy about showcasing it! Hiring entities are searching for different qualities. Some want fresh faces while others want someone with proven experience. Those who are looking for someone with experience will often jump to this portion of the CV before looking at anything else. Make it count.

As with education, consider adding contact information for the person for whom you worked. It doesn’t have to be complete, but a name and department may be helpful. Always include the highest position you held, even if it was only for a brief time. If you earned any recognitions or awards, include those as well.

PM&R Recruitment: Licensure

Licensure information an important section of your CV. It doesn’t matter how much you know or how experienced you are, if you aren’t licensed to practice in the state in which you are applying. Be sure to include all licenses you possess.

PM&R Recruitment: Honors and Awards

While you may choose to make a brief mention of honors and awards in your employment history, this is the place to really make them shine. Include any honors and awards you earned while working, as well as those you earned academically or even as a volunteer in a community-based program.

PM&R Recruitment: Professional Affiliations

If you’re affiliated with any professional boards or associations, such as the AAPMR, include them on your CV. Many of these associations have strict requirements for admission, and employers know this.

PM&R Recruitment: Personal Information

You don’t need to write a book about yourself here, but employers sometimes like to know they are dealing with a well-rounded individual. Personal endeavors, such as sports achievements, volunteer programs, or other dealings can help show that you are capable of functioning outside the academic or medical world. It can also show that you have skills interacting with people, which is a huge qualifying characteristic for many organizations.

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