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2012

How to Write a Resume: Tips for Medical Students

It is understandable why resume writing is daunting for most students – they haven’t achieved many significant things at such young age and they have difficulties to present usual things as something extraordinary. However, you shouldn’t give up on your efforts, because you will be surprised by all things your potential employers consider valuable. All you have to do is find the right way to demonstrate your achievements and relate them to the job you are applying for. The following tips will help you write a great resume that will represent you as an ideal candidate for every employer. 1. Start the process by listing your experiences. You cannot tackle the challenge right where it gets most difficult, so you should gradually work your way towards the precise professional language. Start with brainstorming and create a list of all experiences you consider significant. You can draw experiences from all life aspects, such as school, academic activities, internships, prior employments, community service, sports, and whatever else you consider important. Look at that list and distinguish the most motivating experiences that led you to the point where you currently are. 2. Target the resume towards the job. Sending the same generic resume to all potential employers is a common mistake students do. You should tailor a custom-written resume for each job application, representing experiences and skills that will be relevant for the position you’re applying for. 3. Present yourself as a dynamic person. Find the most active components of your experiences and present them in the resume. Focus on action verbs, because they are attention-grabbing and make powerful statements (trained, evaluated, taught, researched, organized, led, oriented, calculated, interviewed, wrote, and so on). 4. Mark the most notable elements of your experiences and use them to start your descriptions. An employer couldn’t care less about the mundane aspects of college or internships, so feel free to leave them out and highlight your persona as a professional who would be a great choice for an employee. 5. Show what you can do for the organization. Employers are only looking for candidates who can contribute towards the growth of their companies, so make sure to portray yourself as someone who can accomplish great things in the role you are applying for. You can do this by reviewing your experiences and highlighting any success you achieved, no matter how small it is. 6. Don’t forget that your most important job at the moment is being a student. While you’re a student, that’s the most important aspect of your life and you should forget to mention that you are an engaged learner in your resume. Include the high GPA and the achievements in your major as important information in your resume. 7. Describe the most important academic projects. At this stage of life, you don’t have many professional experiences to brag about, but your academic projects can also be included in your resume because they show your collaborative, critical thinking, research, writing, and presentation skills. 8. Present yourself as a leader. If you were ever engaged as a leader in a project, make sure to include the information about recruiting and organizing your peers, as well as training, leading, and motivating them. 9. Include information about community service. If all students knew that employers appreciate community service as an activity that shows that the person has matured and cares for the society, they wouldn’t underestimate it so much. Make sure to include information about your activities as a volunteer – your potential employers will definitely appreciate it. 10. Review before you submit! Your resume will require some serious reviewing before you can send it safely to employers. This isn’t the place where you can allow spelling and grammatical errors to slip through. The best advice would be to hire a professional editor to bring this important document to perfection. One of the most important things to remember is that writing a great resume requires a lot of time and devotion. Make sure to follow the above-listed steps, and you will make the entire process less daunting.  
Robert Morris
almost 4 years ago
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Ask Skeptical Scalpel: A med student loves open surgery, asks about the future of pediatric surgery

I also had the wish to be a classic general surgeon. My 5-year experience as a rural surgeon and stints abroad as volunteer surgeon are the closest I've found. Very satisfying!  
askskepticalscalpel.blogspot.co.uk
over 2 years ago
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The man with 42 hours to get home - BBC News

When Peter Hodes travels abroad he always makes sure to get home within 42 hours. The reason? He's a volunteer courier carrying life-saving stem cells.  
BBC News
over 3 years ago
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BBC reporter is first volunteer scanned for Biobank - BBC News

BBC health correspondent Fergus Walsh was the first of 100,000 volunteers to be scanned for the world's biggest body scanning project.  
BBC News
over 3 years ago
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Hi-tech headset to guide blind people - BBC News

Rory Cellan-Jones meets volunteers in Reading trialling a headset that talks visually impaired people around cities.  
BBC News
about 3 years ago
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Battling Ebola in Sierra Leone was 'life changing' - BBC News

The BBC's Laura Bicker spent the day with a Scottish GP who has returned to the UK after joining volunteers battling Ebola in Sierra Leone.  
BBC News
almost 3 years ago
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Genetic project calls for 100 000 volunteers from Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities in east London

One of the world’s biggest community genetics studies has been launched with a call for 100 000 volunteers from the Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities in east London. Genetic data will be linked with health records held by local general practices with the aim of understanding better the links between genes and health in these close-knit communities.  
bmj.com
over 2 years ago
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Genetic project calls for 100 000 volunteers from Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities in east London

One of the world’s biggest community genetics studies has been launched with a call for 100 000 volunteers from the Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities in east London. Genetic data will be linked with health records held by local general practices with the aim of understanding better the links between genes and health in these close-knit communities.  
bmj.com
over 2 years ago
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Genetic project calls for 100 000 volunteers from Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities in east London

One of the world’s biggest community genetics studies has been launched with a call for 100 000 volunteers from the Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities in east London. Genetic data will be linked with health records held by local general practices with the aim of understanding better the links between genes and health in these close-knit communities.  
bmj.com
over 2 years ago
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The future is now

Featuring the voices of patients, volunteers, clinicians and managers, our new digital report explores future ways of changing health and health care for the better. Today’s debates over health service pressures must not prevent us from addressing tomorrow’s need for radical change in our care systems. In this new digital report, The King’s Fund embarks on a journey across England and overseas into future ways of changing health and health care for the better.  
The King's Fund
over 2 years ago
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NHS to give volunteers 'synthetic blood' made in laboratory within two

The first attempt at giving human volunteers “synthetic blood” made in a laboratory for the first time will take place within the next two years, the NHS has announced.  
independent.co.uk
over 2 years ago
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finding-foam

This week I did a talk at the Hout Bay Volunteer EMS about how to get involved with FOAM for the beginner (with a focus on prehospital FOAM). If you… Source: Finding FOAM  
prehospitalmed.com
over 2 years ago
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CDC investigating potential exposures of American citizens to Ebola in West Africa

CDC continues to investigate potential Ebola exposure among individuals in Sierra Leone, including several American citizens, following the identification of an American volunteer healthcare...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 2 years ago
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National Volunteer Week 2015 - Nebraska Medicine

National Volunteer Week is a time to recognize and honor the 655 men and women who give their time and talents as volunteers at Nebraska Medicine. In all, ou...  
youtube.com
over 2 years ago
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National Volunteer Week 2015 - Nebraska Medicine - YouTube

National Volunteer Week is a time to recognize and honor the 655 men and women who give their time and talents as volunteers at Nebraska Medicine. In all, ou...  
youtube.com
over 2 years ago
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"I Wonder Why?" How Curiosity Can Cure Disease

A talk by Rachel I. Wilson, AB '96, PhD, professor of neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. Moderated by Freda C. Lewis-Hall, MD, DFAPA, executive vice president and chief medical officer of Pfizer and a member of the HMS Board of Fellows. Harvard Medical School MED-EDs are a series of short, thought-provoking presentations by renowned HMS faculty, alumni, and leadership volunteers built to share and inspire new ideas.  
Nicole Chalmers
almost 4 years ago
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Experimental drug that injured UK volunteers resumes in human trials

A phase II trial of an experimental drug that made headlines nine years ago when it caused horrific injuries to volunteers in a London trial is about to begin in Russia to evaluate it as a potential treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 2 years ago
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Training and supportive programs for palliative care volunteers in community settings | Cochrane

The use of volunteers in community palliative care services can extend the range of activities offered to support people who are terminally ill. The types of training and support for volunteers are likely to affect their effectiveness and influence the quality of care provided to people requiring palliative care and their families. Training and support may also be costly for palliative care organisations.    
cochrane.org
over 2 years ago
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Advanced Haemodynamic Simulation - Intensive Care Network

Dr Laurence Weinberg performs physiological experiments on his volunteer to demonstrate the use of the Flo Trac Advanced Haemodynamic Monitoring system. Presented at SMACCGold 2014.  
intensivecarenetwork.com
over 2 years ago
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The secret realm of phase I trials in healthy volunteers

Phase I clinical trials in healthy volunteers aim at establishing safety, pharmacokinetics, and dosage for subsequent testing of new drugs. They are a necessary step in building the evidence for new treatments. But many view them with suspicion. Phase I trials expose humans to unproved drugs—often at plasma concentrations needed for detecting toxicity. Because volunteers are healthy, the ratio of medical risk to benefit for them is almost infinite. Another reason for suspicion is that healthy volunteers are paid—a fact that makes it likely that primary motivations for participation are misaligned with those of researchers,1 and that study participants will be drawn from underemployed people.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 2 years ago