Curriculum Vitae

All trainees will be expected to maintain an up to date CV. 

The CV must contain the following: -

  • title of post (including grade and specialty)
  • exact dates on which the post started and finished (day, month and year)
  • full time or part time, if part time, state number of sessions worked per week
  • duration of post, on a pro rata calculation of part time
  • name of hospital or centre, with full address
  • names(s) of supervising consultant (s)
  • an outline of duties undertaken, including the on-call rota e.g. 1:5 for general paediatrics

Any locum, LAT or FTSTA posts should be clearly indicated as such.

For any fellowship or research period that involved both research and clinical commitments, please state the number of sessions spent in each area per week.

Any significant periods of absence from the training programme involving several weeks or months e.g. maternity/paternity leave or long-term sick leave, should be indicated stating the exact dates (day, month and year) on which the leave started and finished.

Please note that all of these details are essential; do not simply refer us to Section 4 of your application form. The College office cannot proceed with your application if this information is omitted from your CV or if it conflicts with information in Section 4.

Towards the end of your training it is better for your CV to summarise individual areas of training under the headings of General Paediatrics, Neonatology, specialty areas etc rather than list your experience under the individual hospitals.

Careers support is available.


Statement writing

Writing a statement is an important skill to learn as for many job applications this is now the preferred method of getting information about candidates rather than using a traditional CV.

We are therefore taking the same approach for opportunities within the School of Paediatrics so that trainees have an opportunity to practice these skills. This will apply for requests for posts that are or may be competitive (like some of our speciality posts) and for other opportunities as trainee reps for the school or the infectious diseases diploma. On some occasions you may find that we will also have to interview to be able to make a decision that is as fair as possible to everybody.

Please regard the request for a statement as a learning opportunity and spend some time on writing as good a statement as possible. A good statement is something that can be kept, used as a baseline and improved further for other forthcoming post opportunities. You may find that starting your statement early, spending some time on it and asking trainers like your educational supervisor for advice will all help to produce a good quality statement. There is also lots of online support available and you may find the two links below (which are not specific to medicine) helpful.

Good luck with your application.

https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/resumes-cover-letters/how-to-write-a-personal-statement

https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/personal-statement-examples

 

 

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