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To land the residency match of your dreams, you’ll need a memorable and impactful CV and personal statement. Here’s how to get started.
Your curriculum vitae (CV) and personal statement can tell a residency admission committee member a lot about you. This is your chance to highlight the unique skills and attributes that set you apart from other candidates. Check out these helpful tips to take your CV and personal statement to the next level.
Unlike a resume, which is typically capped at 1-2 pages, your CV can be as long as needed. Include your name and contact info at the top of the first page and be sure to spellcheck and proofread your CV thoroughly.
The Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) recommends starting your CV early in your med school career and keeping the 5 C’s top of mind: Your CV should be clear, concise, complete, consistent and current. Here are SOMA’s suggestions for getting started:
Think of your personal statement as a movie trailer. How can you craft your story so it grabs readers’ attention, sells your skills and lands you interviews at your top-choice programs? Here’s what experts recommend:
For more suggestions, check out The DO’s tips on writing a winning personal statement.