How to Create a CV

Curriculum Vitae’s (also called “CVs” or “vitas”) and resumes both have similar purposes —

Maintaining effective documentation of your academic history and achievements is critical to success in academic medicine. Below are some tips to help you get started with your writing and preparing your vita.

A curriculum vitae — often called a CV or vita — tends to be used more for scientific and teaching positions than a resume. Thus, CVs tend to provide great detail about academic and research experiences. Where resumes tend toward brevity, CVs lean toward completeness. Accordingly, a CV should be updated frequently to reflect the development of your career.

Unlike resumes, there is no set format to CVs. While the following link provides a free sample to an academic CV, it is best to also discuss any special formatting your field requires with a mentor or trusted member of your network. There are also a few workshops that provide much more depth on the subject.

While CVs do not have the one-page rule of resumes, you need to walk the line between providing a good quality of depth to showcase your qualifications and attract potential employer interest and providing too much information thus appearing verbose and turning off potential employer interest.

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How to Create a CV

Samples from the AAMC website:

Source: StandOut CV