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Resume or CV??

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by neuro1617, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. neuro1617

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    At what point would one transition from having a resume to having a CV? I'm aware of the difference between the two. Wouldn't it be when you have sufficient poster presentations, publications, conferences attended, lectures given, etc, to fill in a CV? What about for a premed who has a few poster presentations and one publication that go along with a few research experiences? I'm not sure how to include this on my current resume but don't want to look presumptuous in having a CV already (I'm applying to medical school this year adn am redoing my resume for a research app). I was thinking at some point in medical school, and especially for residency, a CV would be appropriate. Also I was thinking a resume would be better for including volunteer experience/leadership activities. Advice is appreciated!
     
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  3. nick_carraway

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    I left mine as a resume simply because the experiences that I have needed explaining.

    I just added a section to my resume for "Publications & Presentations" and cited them there.
     
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    I was under the impression that resume=CV. I guess I'm wrong.
     
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    i think CV is mostly reserved for academics, specifically professors or people who are using the document to highlight academic accomplishments,

    usually includes a list of publications or positions held at various departments, etc.

    i think a resume is more for getting a job while a cv is more akin to academic use... ie you want to know about a professors work. generally the cv and resume are identical but cv is aimed at cirriculum vitae or things of academic nature. a resume can really be anything you want including academics. ive seen resumes with things like favorite food, or gigs at a nightclub...those would not appear on a cv.

    id wait until you are 35 or a professor or a research scholar to start calling it a cv.
     
  6. neuro1617

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    That's a good idea. I think I'll go with that:)
     

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