Tell me about this specific research project.

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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While interviewers often ask general questions, they may also ask about individual lines on your CV such as a specific research project or other activity. This possibility is one reason to know every detail that is listed on your CV. If asked about a specific research project, there are several items of information you shouldContinue reading “Tell me about this specific research project.”

Don’t Be Afraid to Stretch Yourself (Part 1)

Don’t Do What I Did One of my biggest pitfalls as a medical student was my fear of stretching myself too thin. Grades have always been important to me. Like many medical students, I feel a strong sense of identity and accomplishment in my academic performance. As I began medical school, I was naturally apprehensiveContinue reading “Don’t Be Afraid to Stretch Yourself (Part 1)”

CV Template

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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While I should have been excited the first time I secured a meeting with an attending to discuss a potential research opportunity, I was incredibly anxious over one line in the attending’s email.  “Before our meeting, would you mind sending me a copy of your CV?”  As a first year medical student, all that IContinue reading “CV Template”

How do I boost my CV before applying to residency?

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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I’ve heard this question posed several times and its same sentiment expressed countless more. As the deadline for submitting an application for residency approaches, the pressure mounts for getting last minute bolsters to your curriculum vitae. And you are certainly not alone in this. I found myself in a very similar situation this time lastContinue reading “How do I boost my CV before applying to residency?”