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Appendix 2 - Sample Resumes

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  08 August 2009

Saul Wischnitzer
Affiliation:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
Edith Wischnitzer
Affiliation:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
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Summary

Resume

A resume is a formal structured itemization of one's accomplishments and experiences.

Purpose of a resume

A resume, also known as a curriculum vitae or C.V., seeks in a concise manner to summarize a person's career experience, personal qualifications, and accomplishments. The resume is the initial approach used to enhance one's chances to secure the position being sought. Its goal should be to

  • Make an initial positive impression on prospective employers.

  • Facilitate your chances of eventually securing an interview.

  • Serve as a source of information in the preparatory material prior to an interview.

  • Assist in selling yourself at interviews by highlighting major achievements.

Contents of a resume

A resume should contain accurate relevant information about your life. Its contents should include your

  • Educational background starting at the college level and beyond.

  • Rewards and honors received at college and/or during medical school.

  • Research experience in the course of undergraduate and medical education.

  • Clinical experience, especially if relevant to the residency area of interest.

  • Organizational memberships, both in college and in medical school.

  • Employment experience, at any level, relevant to the medical profession.

  • Foreign language capabilities, both oral and written, and their depth.

  • Computer skills and potential in terms of your training and experience.

When preparing your resume, be certain to avoid items that can leave a negative impression:

  • Spelling or grammatical errors leave an especially poor opinion of the writer.

  • Disorganization in presentation, so that the information is not logically arranged.

  • Discussing your availability for the position, because it is premature.

  • A gap in the sequence of activities, which can raise uncertainty about you.

  • Indicating desired salary range, which is far too premature.

  • […]

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Wischnitzer's Residency Manual
Selecting, Securing, Surviving, Succeeding
, pp. 349 - 353
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2006

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  • Sample Resumes
  • Saul Wischnitzer, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, Edith Wischnitzer, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
  • Book: Wischnitzer's Residency Manual
  • Online publication: 08 August 2009
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511547188.032
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  • Sample Resumes
  • Saul Wischnitzer, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, Edith Wischnitzer, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
  • Book: Wischnitzer's Residency Manual
  • Online publication: 08 August 2009
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511547188.032
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  • Sample Resumes
  • Saul Wischnitzer, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, Edith Wischnitzer, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
  • Book: Wischnitzer's Residency Manual
  • Online publication: 08 August 2009
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511547188.032
Available formats
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