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  1. 1. Refining Your Curriculum Vitae 2 November 2005 Chris Burke
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>Role of CV </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Summary of academic qualifications and progress up the academic ladder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centerpiece of the academic review process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Document must be complete </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not a 1 page bulleted resume for business school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Less is not more </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When used: elective and residency applications, research opportunities, jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be Accurate </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Style <ul><li>Conservative – gray haired old docs still in charge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Colored paper and fancy font a bad idea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>black and white document </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clearly and sensibly labeled, good flow, and easy access to information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Order of priority dependant on content </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Headings <ul><li>Major Categories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Demographic Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Details ??? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Citizenship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Society Memberships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Accomplishments/Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching/Speaking Engagements </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Education <ul><li>Post Secondary Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Degree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Date of Graduation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Licensure </li></ul>
  6. 6. Professional Experience <ul><li>Relevant positions </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative positions ok </li></ul><ul><li>Management experience </li></ul>
  7. 7. Publications <ul><li>Bibliography/Publications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer-reviewed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Key to being hired </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Submitted for publication </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t include which journal it was submitted to </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-peer reviewed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abstracts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Limit to 2 years once peer reviewed section substantial </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Book Chapters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Presentations </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Research Support <ul><li>Research Interests and Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Positioning depends on level of activity and interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Concise descriptions rather than project titles – general direction good; specifics will come in publications section </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If specific projects, list dates, amount of support/grant, PI, other relevant details </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current vs. total support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Early in career, more complete funding history; later, only current support </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Professional Accomplishments <ul><li>Professional Accomplishments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Honors and awards in academia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer work related to expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University and Public Service </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Professional Activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contributions to your university and wider medical profession </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Level of involvement – committees, task forces, board member, etc </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Peer reviewer, ad hoc service as grant reviewer, etc </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Teaching <ul><li>Teaching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Also leadership, design, development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutoring </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Invited Speaking Engagements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reputation outside your university – critical to advancement in academic medicine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not to be confused with presentations of accepted projects </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. What Not to Include <ul><li>Publications Section </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manuscript in Preparation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Submitted for publication is OK </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teaching Section </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students who followed you on rounds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other minor engagements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personal Information </li></ul>
  12. 12. Closing Thoughts <ul><li>Keep it updated and available </li></ul><ul><li>Updated NIH style Biosketch </li></ul><ul><li>Consult other Physicians/Mentors as needed </li></ul><ul><li>Tailor it to the specific position </li></ul><ul><li>Order of Importance </li></ul><ul><li>Formatting, Spelling </li></ul>
  13. 13. References <ul><li>Patel, et al. Spine. 2003 Apr 1;28(7):632-36 </li></ul><ul><li>Saltman. Aust Fam Physician. 1995 Feb;24(2):196-9 </li></ul><ul><li>Barrett. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2002;34:362–365 </li></ul>
  14. 14. Questions?

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