Proper Locum Tenens C.V.

There are a few simple tips that will really make a difference in the impact your Curriculum Vitae (CV) can have on a potential employer.


  • As a general rule, list your most current activity first. Include month/day/year for all dates.
  • Any gap in time must be explained. If you took a sabbatical, for example, spell it out in your CV. Otherwise, it will generate a red flag in the mind of the reviewer.
  • Keep your CV short and compact, not to exceed two pages if possible.
  • Include your full name and make sure you can be reached at the address, telephone number and e-mail address that you include. Check this each time you send your CV out.
  • If you are an International Medical Graduate (IMG) or a Foreign Medical Graduate (FMG), make sure you list your visa status.
  • Finally, there are a few items best left out of your CV. These include social security numbers, licensure numbers and examination scores. You will have the opportunity to supply them at a later date in a more secure way. Do not include race or religion. Marital status and number of children are optional.

Consistent Flow

Break the information into sections with clear title headings. If you have published medical papers, title them as “publications.” If you have medical research that has been submitted or is in progress, use the title “research experience.”

  • Personal information (Full name, address, phone numbers, email address)
  • Professional work
    • Practice specifics
    • Hospital affiliations
  • Military service
  • Academic history
    • Graduate training
      • Fellowship
      • Residency
    • Internship
    • Medical school
    • Undergraduate training
  • Licensure
  • Certifications
    • Recertification dates
  • Professional associations
  • Honors
  • Volunteer work, community service, additional accomplishments
  • Publications, presentations, research

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