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1 Curriculum Vitae Essentials Mitsue Yokota, Ed.D. Career Advisor

2 CV vs. Resume CV Scholarly identity Academic Settings Can be 20+ pages Educational /academic background ◦ Research, publication, presentations, awards, affiliations Resume Professional identity Non-academic 2 pages or shorter Skills, experience, education Can be chronological or skill based

3 General Guidelines Formatting Consistency Readability Word Choice Order What to include? What to exclude Work Experience

4 Sections of a CV - Academic Personal Information Education Licensure/Certification Research Interests Research Experience Teaching Experience Clinical Experience Professional Experience Publications Presentations and Posters Invited Talks Honors/Awards Grants/Fellowships Academic Service Professional Affiliation Language Skills

5 Sections of a CV – Medical Students Personal Information Education Honors and Award Research Publications and Presentations Activities Certifications/Languages

6 Personal Information Name Current Address City, State, Zip Current Phone Address

7 Personal Information ~ Mitsue Yokota ~ CHS Los Angeles, CA ?????

8 Personal Information Mitsue Yokota CHS Los Angeles, CA Home Fax Cell USMLE ID: AAMC ID:

9 Personal Information Mitsue Yokota CHS Los Angeles, CA

10 Personal Information Mitsue Yokota CHS Los Angeles, CA

11 Personal Information Mitsue Yokota CHS Los Angeles, CA

12 Personal Information Things to exclude: Age Date of Birth Marital Status Social Security #

13 Education Include only programs that led to a terminal degree in reverse chronological order ◦ Medical School ◦ Post Baccalaureate Programs ◦ Undergraduate Institution (Majors and Minors) ◦ EXCLUDE high school

14 Education Things to exclude: Anything before undergraduate GPA MCAT scores Test scores Dissertation advisors Mentors Honors lists (save for Awards section)

15 EDUCATION David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA present M.D. Current Specialty Interests: Oncology, Radiology, Dermatology University of California, Los Angeles 2007 – 2011 B.S., Magna Cum Laude, Biology Dean’s Honor List (Spring 2009), graduated with “Honors” and “Highest Distinction” Cumulative GPA: 3.96 Major GPA: 3.95 University High School 2004 – 2007

16 Education David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA present M.D. Anticipated in 2015 University of California, Los Angeles 2007 – 2011 B.S., Biology, magna cum laude

17 Education Other items you may include: Latin/Departmental Honors Board Scores (can be in Licensure section)

18 Honors and Awards Name of award or distinction Time earned/achieved Short description if necessary While it’s appropriate to list items from undergrad now, by this time in 3 rd year, they should be eliminated unless TRULY exceptional

19 Honors and Awards UCLA Class of 2014 Geffen Scholar 2011 – present Annual merit scholarship awarded based on outstanding admissions application UCLA Regents Scholar 2010 – present Annual merit scholarship awarded to students demonstrating academic excellence, leadership, and exceptional promise Letters of Distinction: Surgery, Internal Medicine 2012 – 2013 Awarded to students who perform in an outstanding fashion on required clinical clerkships

20 Research Name of institution Name of mentor ◦ Include full name and title ◦ Include degree Name of Project Brief Description of Work ◦ Maximum 2 lines

21 Research David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Division of Head and Neck Surgery Principle Investigator: John Smith, M.D. Studied the effectiveness of injections with botulinium toxin to the cricopharyngeus muscle

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24 Publications & Presentations Use same format throughout Written drafts of manuscripts are “submitted” or “in preparation” Accepted manuscripts not yet published are “in press” For presentations, include the institution or meeting where presented

25 Publications & Presentations As postbac students ◦ Can include undergraduate research ◦ Can include any undergraduate fellowship programs ◦ Can include any summer research experiences

26 American Medical Association (AMA) Style Guide Used by: Authors in compiling lists of references for their publications Editors in revising such lists Publishers in setting reference standards for their authors and editors Librarians and others in formatting bibliographic citations

27 Journal Articles

28 Books

29 Papers Presented at Meetings

30 Posters Presented at Meetings

31 Activities Can be lumped into generic experience section or divided into multiple sections ◦ Clinical Experience ◦ Global Health Experience ◦ Leadership Experience ◦ Teaching Experience ◦ Volunteer Experience

32 Activities Section Include: ◦ Title/Role ◦ Organization ◦ Location/Institution ◦ Duration of Involvement ◦ Brief Description of your contributions/accomplishments

33 Sample Activities Section INSTITUTIONAL SERVICE Professionalism Council Representative, Medical Student Council 2010 – present Elected to a select joint student-faculty council that provides recommendations for the overall improvement of the teaching and practice of professionalism at the David Geffen School of Medicine, while also serving as a consulting body to the Dean of Student Affairs for disciplinary issues Planned and implemented student-driven initiatives such as the Clerkship Professionalism and Abuse Survey for upper-level students and assisted in the development of an Ethics Symposium Student Co-Coordinator, Women in Surgery Student Interest Group 2011 – 2012 Helped to revitalize a student, resident, and faculty interest group committed to supporting aspiring and established female surgeons Organized group meetings and lectures, set up roundtable discussions with prestigious visiting female surgeons, and created a surgical specialty shadowing program for medical students Currently serving as senior student advisor to the group Student Co-Coordinator, Geriatric Medicine Student Interest Group 2011 – 2012 Created opportunities for medical students to explore the field of geriatrics through multi-disciplinary lectures as well as shadowing programs and community outreach projects at local nursing homes

34 Verb Choice If you are currently participating - use present tense If it is from the past - use past tense Use a variety of verbs

35 Research Experimented Critiqued Collected Analyzed Reviewed Explored Compared Tested Inspected Investigated Extracted Arranged Clarified Solved Gathered Measured Formulated

36 Organized Compiled Critiqued Charted Catalogue d Supplied Corrected Coded Verifed Logged Generated Inspected Arranged Classified Categorized Routed Screened Systematized

37 Helped Collaborated advocated Supported Aided Provided Counseled Assisted Inspected Facilitated Coached Volunteered Clarified Gathered Arranged Adapted

38 Communicated Corresponded articulated Explained Resolved Consulted formulated Directed composed Conveyed Mediated Defined Persuaded Elicited Referred Gathered clarified authored

39 Work Experience? List if they had a meaningful impact on current career choice Usually for employment between undergrad and med school Paid research should be listed under research

40 Certifications and Languages Include depending on what you are using your CV for ◦ Scholarships or Fellowships? ◦ Global Health Opportunities? ◦ Residency?

41 Other important tips 5 minute rule Update regularly Customize Proof read!

42 Questions?


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