A resume for a nonclinical job is a completely new challenge compared to updating a CV for an academic clinical position. Here’s how you can revamp your resume for a nonclinical medical director position.
There’s a tendency among physicians who are considering leaving clinical medicine to feel that they’re not adequately prepared or lacking the appropriate skill set for the new work. Even if you’ve spent your entire career to date in a clinical setting, you’ve acquired and used skills that are vital for a non-clinical career – even one that is only tangentially related to medicine.
By far one of the most popular non-clinical career choices for physicians is a job in the pharmaceutical sector. Pharmaceutical companies need physicians to help them in various areas including designing research studies, evaluating drug safety, and communicating their message to other physicians.
This resume template goes along with our three-part series on CVs and resumes for physicians pursuing non-clinical and alternative jobs. You may want to start out by reading the intro to this set of articles as well as Part 3, which focuses on resumes.
You may be fine with a generic resume for an entire job search, but only if your job search is within a narrow field. If you’re applying for a job opening or to a particular company, you’ll want to a version of your resume that is explicitly geared toward demonstrating that you’re a great candidate for that specific role. But this doesn’t mean you need to do a total resume overhaul every time you send it to someone.
Developing a Perpetual CV will drastically improve your efficiency in applying for medical licenses, filling out job applications, and answering various questions that arise pertaining to your professional history.
Contrary to what you may have been led to believe, a curriculum vitae (or CV for short) and resume are not the same thing. And they are not interchangeable.
This is our three-part series on how to develop a resume, a curriculum vitae (CV), and a Perpetual Vitae™. These articles are geared toward physicians and other healthcare professionals who are pursuing non-clinical jobs or medical jobs that are not your typical “doctor” job in a clinical environment.
I’m hoping to get a job in consulting, and don’t really want a clinical career. Are there adequately paying jobs for physicians without residency?
Which non-clinical career is right for you?
Take our quiz to find out!
Newest job listing:
Seeking Candidates for July 2020 The Rutgers Institute for Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowships is currently seeking physicians for several new and...
Get hired. Give your resume an overhaul.
Education & Training