The medical profession requires loads of analysis, quick thinking, and pin point precision. The medical industry is teeming with lucrative positions that pay well and offer room for advancement. But, the medical field is also one of the most competitive areas around. Not only must you educate yourself to an extreme extent, but you must continue educating yourself until the day you retire as many of the things you learned even a year ago have become old and outdated.
To this end, preparing a medical resume is a microcosm of what it will take to become a part of the profession. You will need it to be clear that you can analyze problems and come to solutions quickly and telling the employer that you can do it will not help; your resume must simply speak for itself. Also, the layout must maximize space, information, and efficiency. The person reading you application will not only look for these things, but chances are that they are also crunched for time, so an efficient resume will win you points with any hirer, even if it is a subconscious victory.
You need to list any amount of learning that you have received in the past. Begin with your most recent degree and continue down the line, using the format that is provided below:
Name of Institution, City, and State
Degree, Major, and Year Awarded
Grade Point Average of Degree
The education aspect of a resume is infinitely more important on a medical resume (and it is already of paramount importance for many resumes that are designed). Specifically if you want to be a doctor, you must show that you have had many levels of education and you must show that you were successful at each level. Even going back to high school, you must demonstrate that you have had a knack for exercises of the mind.
If you also include extracurriculars throughout each iteration of schooling, that will enhance your chances. If you had a full slate outside of school, yet still found time to not only study, but also receive good grades (of the caliber that you are willing to apply for a medical position), it will prove that you can handle the heavy load of complex work even with all of the stress of a medical job.
Skills and Experience:
Let your employer know what the skills are that will define you and your ability within a certain position. What are the things that you purely simply do well with? How, in turn, will these abilities become relevant to the medical discussion and help you become the best you can be in the medical field? What experiences in the past have prepared you for the trials and tribulations of the medical profession? Listing extracurriculars (including jobs and volunteer work) in addition to skills you possess will serve you well in a potential interview.