1. 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...
  2. TeethAndTitanium

    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...
  3. 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?
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. B

    Storytelling: Resumes and Cover Letters

    Want to land that interview? Tell a cohesive and compelling story. Storytelling: Resumes and Cover Letters
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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"...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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 ?
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. D


    What should I include in my scribe resume? (Not clinical experience/ volunteer)
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. A

    Resume for Applying to MPH schools

    Hi, I can't find much information on the web about how you should do your resume for MPH programs. I imagine it differs from a resume you would create for a job. Does anyone have tips, advice, resources or sample resume I could take a look at? Thanks!
  28. R

    MD 3.93 gpa, 515 mcat, canadian

    I am a Canadian student applying American medical schools. AMCAS cGPA = 3.93 sGPA = 3.91 MCAT = 515 (94%) (PC 129/CARS 128/BIO 130/PS 128) Work/Activities: One summer of research International volunteer medical trip Have worked in a radiology and endocrinology...
  29. W

    not much things on the CV of Letter from professor.

    Hi, My professor asked me resume and PS but I do not have things to write on resume other than school, major, shadowing and volunteer. Is it normal problem that pre-dental student faced to? I already looked up many template of CV and resume and I feel I need to write some more information. Is...
  30. M

    Enhance My Resume

    Hello all, I was just wondering for some tips on how to improve my resume. Here is what I have so far. 1. I have worked in one medical office for 2 1/2 years and am now currently working in another. 2. I have volunteered for over two years in a hospital. 3. My GPA is 3.7 and I am still...
  31. J

    MCAT and application questions as Non-traditional student with low GPA

    Hello everybody! I am a 28 year old and thinking about applying to medical school. I wanted to become a doctor in highschool but I did not do as well as I hope in undergrad and thought that I should become more realistic and settle as a medical technologist. But after working for 4 years, I know...
  32. P

    CV for residents looking for post-residency job

    Hi. I am currently ending my second year of residency and will be looking for a post-residency job soon. I was wondering if, as potential employers, there are certain things you look for in a CV and certain things that aren't as important for us to include. Any help you could afford would...
  33. L

    Advice for Making Good Resume

    Hello everyone :) (This is going to be a long post but please take time to read) So I am a sophomore at the College of Saint Benedicts (a small well known private school) and I am biology major and pre-optometry. My course load at this school is extremely rigorous, so my GPA is currently 3.0...
  34. E

    Advice for Freshman in College

    Hi, I am a freshman, planning on applying to med school after my junior year so that I do not take a gap year, ideally. Right now, I am involved with several volunteer-based clubs at my university, but looking forward, I would like to get any advice on how/when to gain clinical experience such...
  35. T

    Gap Year

    I was prepared to go into dental school come this fall but things took a turn for the worse in my life. Now I'm back in the trenches, so to speak. I've already done a master's program and have no intention of doing any more post-bacc stuff. I've got a job lined up as a dental assistant and...
  36. westsfootball

    Honors College or Graduate with Honors and double major?

    Hello, I'm at the University of Oregon right now and currently enrolled in the Honors College. However, I don't really like the Honors College and would rather double major in something that I do like (which would be economics). Does having "Honors College" on your resume and transcript matter...
  37. K

    Resume Help

    A few pharmacy schools are requesting I attach my resume along with the supplemental application. Can I get some advice in regards to what I should add/remove? My resume I used when I applied for a pharmacy tech position includes my PCAT score, relevant coursework, address and other contact...
  38. C

    General Admissions & OTCAS OTCAS Experiences Section-how does it differ from a CV?

    Hi all, This may seem like a silly question but what exactly is the point of the experiences section of OTCAS? It seems to me like a lot of the content you would include in a CV that you provide to the schools. If schools require a CV, should your experiences section include different...
  39. aspiringOT05

    General Admissions & OTCAS Extra-Curriculars

    Hello Everyone! Quick question on the OTCAS application; Is it necessary to type in all the extra curricular activities? I have them set up on my resume already, but should I plug them in again? Thank you in advance! :)