Writing a physician CV is a daunting task no matter where you’re at in your career, but it can be especially challenging if you’re a resident on the brink of graduation. It’s common to have nagging feelings of inadequacy or uncertainty after you’ve put your accomplishments to paper — especially if you’re a new doc. […]

Though we’ve covered the basics of writing an effective physician CV, it’s always good to have a refresher on the basics. This is especially true if you’ve just finished crafting your physician CV and are ready to send it out — a final proofreading is always in order. Here are five tips you should always rely […]

You introduce yourself to future employers through your curriculum vitae (CV).  An employer will not interview you without one.  We at Adventures in Medicine have donated our resources to help answer common questions about how to construct and organize a curriculum vitae. What is a curriculum vitae (CV)? How is a CV different from a […]

Dear Dr. Goodhook, I’ve been reading a lot about the importance of a good physician cover letter, but as I apply to jobs, I find myself struggling. A cover letter just seems like a way to restate my CV, and I’m having a hard time seeing the point. Can’t an employer determine that I’m a […]

Reuters Health recently published an eye-opening article by Kerry Grens detailing two new studies about the accuracy of residents’ CVs. The findings? Many residents lie (or grossly embellish) on their physician CVs. One study was led by Dr. Michael Frumovitz of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the other was led by […]

In my first installment of this “How to Write a Successful Physician Cover Letter” series I promised you some examples of the best and worst cover letters and in this installment I have provided two in the “bad cover letter” department. Click here to see them (opens a new page): Physician Cover Letter Examples The […]

Only a dolt would fail to present an accurate, compelling Physician CV when applying for a prolific role in our honorable industry. While it is evident that the youth of this generation lack the simple common sense to achieve an upstanding impression among the medical fraternity, I feel that it is only correct that I […]