Summary: When you’re planning your physician’s resume layout, take time to look at examples of effective resume design and structure that will give you ideas about how to implement your own medical profile effectively.
Good resume samples will show you the benefit of clean formatting and design, targetted information and the hierarchy of important data. You’ll be able to decide how to use features like these that will best suit your own aims and strengths. Here (in no particular order) are some useful factors to consider:
1. A powerful summary or objective statement that highlights the most pertinent and persuasive aspects of your application. Consider what shows the value you can bring to the role you are aiming for and what the prospective employer will consider most useful in a candidate.
2. The order of your information can be determined by what are your strongest attributes and what is most important for the role you wish to take on.
3. You might need to prioritize aspects such as your medical specialism, training or certification.
4. Have you conducted important research into particular diseases, conditions or treatments?
5. Have you published papers, articles or books on your area of expertise?
6. How much of your subject knowledge has been developed through clinical practice and patient care?
7. Any doctor, nurse or healthcare professional will be aware of keywords that are ‘common parlance’ in the medical field. So it’s important that you communicate your familiarity with terms like these by including them in your resume. Your job application will likely be screened by recruiters who are familiar with this kind of expert language.
These are just a few suggestions of the kind of information that you may wish to highlight as a medical professional.