PracticeLink Magazine

SUM 2018

The career development quarterly for physicians of all specialties, PracticeLink Magazine provides readers with feature articles, compensation stats, helpful job search tips—as well as recruitment ads from organizations across the U.S.

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Page 64 of 87 S UMMER 2018 65 the I nterv I ew issue it and the granting organization. Include a one-line description if necessary. If an item is self-explanatory, no elaboration is needed. • Tip: "From a resident perspective, I wouldn't go past college," says Zachary Kuhlmann, D. o ., o B-GY N residency program director for K u School of Medicine- Wichita. "For practicing physicians, I'd stop at college/ medical school and residency." Professional experience: Provide a complete timeline of all your paid employment since medical school. If you served in the military, you can include it here or in a separate military experience section. • Details to include: Dates, job title, employer name, city and state for each position. Describe the role — including clinical experiences you gained, skills you developed and results you helped to achieve. If you have changed careers, highlight skills that will transfer to the medical field. • Tip: Use a month/year format for dates, advises Peffley. "This is a requirement for foreign nationals [who] require visa sponsorship and has been adopted as a best practice on C v s," she says. Research experience: List any research you have conducted or assisted with. • Details to include: Dates, funding granted, the name of the research leader, your role/title and a brief summary of the project and your responsibilities. • Tip: Review your research outcomes before your interview. "If you have research listed, be sure to know about it so if someone asks you about it, you can tell them," Kuhlmann says. Publications: List all published work you authored, co-authored or contributed to, including journal articles, abstracts or presentations. Your C v should become an archive of all your publications. • Details to include: Title of article or presentation, type of item, your role, date presented or published and 10 tips for better formatting YOUR RE ADER WON'T BOTHER to squint at tiny font or make sense of cluttered formatting. Follow these tips to maximize readability: • Use a readable font size, typically 10 to 12 point • Choose a professional font, such as Arial or Calibri • Minimize variations in font or font size throughout your document • Use white space to insert breaks between sections • Don't bold or italicize your fonts except to denote section headers and the titles of books and academic journals • Avoid underlining text, as this may be mistaken for a hyperlink • Avoid use of all caps, which is often interpreted as shouting • Use bulleted lists instead of dense paragraphs • Include a running header or footer with your last name, first initial and page number • When you print your C v , use black ink on high-quality white or off-white paper

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