1. klever

    Do classes paint a picture of the applicant

    Hello, Looking over my resume so far, it's hard to understand/see that I have certain interests. However, during college I am taking courses about these interests as some electives to fulfill my geneds and they all have a noticeable theme. Will adcoms be able to see the specific electives I...
  2. M

    Other CV/Resume preparation as a medical graduate

    I hope everyone is doing well I am always working to improve my CV/resume and I always wondered if maybe some things aren't very professional or relevant to have on when applying to a Senior House Officer job at a hospital, as a physician assistant at a family clinic, or even later when I apply...
  3. S

    How to best spend my 3rd gap year/ECs?

    Hello! I've been hoping to get some advice on my current standings and what to do before I apply for the 2023-2024 cycle. I was actually planning to apply this year but a family problem came up so I'm hoping to use another gap year to help build my EC. Just as reference, my GPA is about 3.73...
  4. frosted2

    Curriculum Vitae updates

    I am in the process of updating my CV but had the question of when to start removing old stuff from it. I would think that my time volunteering as a cheerleading coach during undergrad will likely have no bearing on my residency application, but I wanted to get some feedback on when (time wise)...
  5. P

    What is appropriate/inappropriate on an M1 resume (fresh M1 trying to get involved in research)?

    Hello! I am a new M1 student and am interested in getting involved in research with a specific physician affiliated with my institution. I plan to speak to them soon and to have my resume on hand in case they ask for it before deciding if they are willing to work with me. Changing it over from...
  6. bananabag

    Post Bac CAS CV/Resume vs. Experiences

    Hi all! I'm current applying to post baccalaureate pre-med programs on the Postbac CAS and I have a question about experiences and our CV/Resume. I understand we're required to fill our the experiences and upload a CV/resume. I, however, don't quite understand the difference. Is it acceptable...
  7. S

    What looks better on a resume: scribe vs telescribe vs medical assistant?

    Hello all. I’m taking a two year gap year before applying to medical school and was wondering what would look better on my resume? I was originally looking to be a scribe but with the coronavirus one of the places I applied had a things called telescribing. I was fortunate enough to find another...
  8. C

    Classifying extracurricular

    Hi, I am trying to figure out my hours, and where I need to improve my resume for applications. I worked in a Nurse Case Management office for about 6 months and wondered if this would count as paid clinical experience. I helped with all the clients and had direct contact with them, and was...
  9. S

    CV question: Powerpoint presentation = oral presentation?

    Hi all, I'm unsure of how to describe a research presentation I gave. I did research in a hospital summer student program, and at the end of the summer gave a ~15 minute talk + powerpoint presentation during the program's 'summer student research day'. The audience was other summer students and...
  10. LindaAccepted

    Medical One Size Does NOT Fit All – Resume Writing Tips

    “I don’t understand… I already have a perfect resume… I have used it in all of my job searches… I don’t need to make any changes… I really don’t need help with this.” This was from Carina, a prospective Master in Environmental Engineering student. I had told Carina that she needed to improve her...
  11. D

    4 vs 6 year Resume Differences?

    Hey everyone! Quick question. So I met up today with the faculty in our oral surgery department, and they informed me that: 6-Year programs: CBSE and grades and externships are all that really matter -Research and volunteering is basically irrelevant. It is better to do well on the CBSE and...
  12. LindaAccepted

    Medical 18 Do’s And Don’ts For Your Application Resume

    Your application resume is usually the first opportunity admissions readers have to get to know you, your experience, and your skills. Because of the number of other application components they need to review (both yours and those belonging to the thousands of other applicants), most adcom...
  13. J

    MD What are my chances? HELP

    Check out my CV and let me know what to improve on. What are my chances for allopatric med. school?
  14. R

    MD Did I do enough to compensate for my 124 CARS?

    So, my aptitude falls into the science side of things, but I’ve been intentional to round myself out with good experiences. What do you all think, does my CARS score kill my chances? Where would you put me on the competitiveness spectrum? -MCAT: 512– 131/124/130/127 -BCPM GPA: 3.90 (3.95 were...
  15. Sea Otter

    Becoming competitive for PM&R fellowships

    PGY-2 here, have completed about 2.5 months of PM&R now and am feeling more comfortable with the flow of the rehab hospital, the material (as much as I can at this point), etc. I don't know which area of PM&R I want to practice for sure but am leaning towards outpatient of some kind, be it...
  16. M

    Tips for an effective CV

    Currently a 3rd resident, starting the process of looking for a job. From those who recently were hired or those in a position to hire new associates, what do you look for in CV? How can I tailor my CV to be informative but concise. What do you want to know about me that should be included...
  17. S

    Resume/CV question about experience/volunteer

    For some schools on PTCAS or even for supplemental apps, they require a CV or resume. As I'm looking at my resume, I'm unsure of a few things. 1) Does the general 1-page rule apply to this? Like when applying to jobs, I've always been told to try and keep it to 1 page, especially since I'm on...
  18. LindaAccepted

    Medical How to Write the Qualifications Summary for Your Resume

    The Qualifications Summary section of the resume is, in theory, the first section of the resume that the admissions reviewer will read: it sits at the very top of the resume after the applicant’s name and contact details, exactly where the eye is naturally drawn. However, if it is a bulky...
  19. D

    Storytelling: Resumes and Cover Letters

    Want to land that interview? Tell a cohesive and compelling story. Storytelling: Resumes and Cover Letters
  20. A

    Starting a pre dental club

    I want to start a pre dental honor society on campus but we already have a pre dental club. The club is pretty much non existent. There have only been a few meetings this semester and only about 5 people at each meeting. This club could have so much potential but is poorly ran. I have so many...
  21. S

    Are my extracurriculars enough?

    Hey guys. Since I'm currently wrapping up my Sophomore year, I wanted to get further insight on my extracurricular situation. After gaging my availability and how I established myself on my campus for the past two years, I can't help but wonder how much is enough? I'm not sure how my...
  22. P

    Medical Student CV

    I have to update my CV for something I'm applying for and debating whether to include a couple of things. First, I was fortunate enough to receive merit scholarships from my school, but I'm not sure if I should include this on my CV for residency apps, etc. Second, is undergrad GPA something...
  23. P

    Ideal Resume and GPA for a Biochemistry Student Applying to Pharmacy Schools

    I was just curious about the ideal resume and GPA to getting accepted by pharmacy schools? What type of volunteering or internships, etc. should be on my resume? Also how many volunteer hours and how much experience (jobs, internships, etc.)? What is the lowest GPA accepted by most pharmacy...
  24. F

    What's the best way to go about getting involved in research for publications?

    So I'm currently a first year osteopathic med student, and I am really looking for ways to boost my CV. My school has no direct research facilities, but I am really determined on finding a project to work on, especially this summer. Any tips on who I should contact or if anyone knows any...
  25. L

    General Admissions & OTCAS Resume structure

    Hi all! I am preparing for upcoming interviews and would like to have some resumes on hand. The problem is I have about 50 (ok maybe not that many) different versions of my resume tailored to different jobs or opportunities in the past. My question is: what sections would you include on a...
  26. J

    2018 Application

    So i will be applying in May 2018 and was wondering what I could do to improve my overall package while i still have a semester till the application opens. As of now I have a 3.2 GPA and plan on it going up this semester and next. I have over 100 shadowing hours. I have worked as a ful-time...
  27. J

    Resume template help!

    Hello, im trying to create a resume to submit for the dental schools to see, but i do not know which template will stand out the best. Does anyone have a template that i can use and fill out my own information? I feel like every template I've chosen does not have a nice setup and makes the...
  28. ThisisReality

    MPH CV vs Resume

    So, for SOPHAS - I'm trying to figure out which one would be better to use... a 2 page resume or write a CV with some more description on my leadership positions. Also, if I have a CV, do you think filling out the experiences section is redundant? Or would it be where the "most important"...
  29. BehindBlueEyes

    Medical Volunteering Abroad Bad for Resume?

    I'm an M1 and I'd really like to do something abroad this summer, probably the entire summer if I can. I know a couple of organizations I've worked with before in Peru and Guatemala that have different medical volunteering opportunities as well as legitimate Medical Spanish Terminology classes...
  30. S

    "objective" on resume?

    I am making a resume because I want to apply to do some research/internships next summer at different universities/clinics. What should I put for the objective??? I'm hoping to go into orthopedics and sports medicine but most of these internships/research opportunities are biomed research...
  31. pikaboo

    Volunteering at a hospital

    Does volunteering at a hospital count as something which will be good to put on a resume before applying to a speciality program ? Or they just care about intern and shadowing positions ?
  32. N

    What should my objective be on my resume?

    I am currently persuing an associates of arts in Biology to major in Neuroscience. Aspiring to go to med school. I want to gain clinical experience as well as research experience or a job related to my career path. I am Interested in anything related to neurology, neuroscience, Neuroradiology...
  33. LindaAccepted

    Medical Admissions Resumes: Putting it All Together

    This post is taken from The Quick Guide to Admissions Resumes. Click here to download the full guide. MBA and other graduate school applicants frequently submit a resume with their applications. Many schools require it, and some schools, such as Columbia Business School, even specify a given...
  34. LindaAccepted

    Medical 8 Tips for Better Admissions Resumes

    Looking for solid tips for the actual writing of your resume? What should you include? What should you leave out? What sort of tone should you use? What do you need to know? The following eight tips will guide you towards creating an impressive, persuasive, accurate resume: 1. Know your target...
  35. S

    Free digital book for international students and foreign workers

    Hi Student Doctor community I found this digital book very useful as an international student / foreign worker medical intern. The free digital book is attached as a link and as a PDF Acrobat file. I hope you also find it useful. Sal Practical advice for entrepreneurs, migrants, foreign...
  36. LindaAccepted

    Medical Tips for an Impressive Medical School CV

    You’ve taken the MCAT, completed all the pre-reqs, and maybe shadowed a physician, done some research, and volunteered. Now it’s time to make sure you’re all in for the last legs of this long journey. In this series, we’ll discuss how you can continue to navigate your way to a med school...
  37. C

    Do I need cover letters?

    Hello all, I'm reaching that point in my gap year where there will be an awkward gap on my resume between graduation and work experiences (I studied for the MCAT, but I'm almost sure they expect that I do something ASAP), so I am going out tomorrow to hand my transcript and resume to...
  38. D


    What should I include in my scribe resume? (Not clinical experience/ volunteer)
  39. M

    What programs/work and how many hours are recommended for a strong applicant?

    As of now, I am about 5 credits away from ending my sophomore year of college. Because I took some time off of school, I plan to receive my BA in the fall of 2018 or winter of 2019 (normally, I would've finished undergrad in the spring of 2018). I plan to apply for medical school around this...
  40. M

    How to present less-defined ECs

    Some background: Junior at an unexceptional state school in the SE; AL resident looking to attend in-state; 3.9 GPA (I expect to be able to maintain); little desire (currently) to attend a top-tier med school or enter a prestigious specialty; also heavily considering DO. I have spent an...