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How do I structure my CV?

What should I include?

As part of your application, you must submit an up-to-date CV.

The table below shows what you should include in your CV and the order the sections should be in. We suggest that you use it as a template.

Section Detail
Personal details and contact information Your name on your CV must match your name on your proof of identity. Your contact information should match the details we hold, which can be updated using GMC Online.
Registrations Give your GMC reference number and details of any other medical regulators you are registered with.
Memberships List your memberships of professional bodies.
Qualifications List your qualifications.
Employment history 1 - posts held

Start with the most recent and work backwards.
Please show: 

  • post title (please give the title you were employed under)
  • dates you worked in the post, from and to, in the format DD/MM/YYYY
  • if the post is part-time, what percentage of whole time equivalent
  • institution name and location
  • the name of your supervisor (especially required for training posts)
  • give a brief job description of the duties needed for that post and include the level of supervision. 
Employment history 2 - gaps in employment Start with the most recent and work backwards.
List any gaps that span over 28 days and include a brief explanation.
Awards List any awards you have received.
Research experience Give a brief explanation of any research you have undertaken, or have participated in.
Publications List your publications.
Presentations Give details of any presentations you have given. You may find it helpful to divide them up into international, national, regional and departmental to show their importance.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) List your CPD activity in the last five years.
Conferences attended Give details of any conferences you have attended. You may find it helpful to divide them up into international, national, regional and departmental to show their importance.
Courses attended Give details of any courses you have attended. You may find it helpful to divide them up into international, national, regional and departmental to show their importance.
Audit List and give a brief description of your audit activities.
Teaching and training experience List and give a brief description of your teaching and training activities.
Management experience List and give a brief description of your management activities.
Procedures List the procedures you have performed.
Any extra activities If there is anything else relevant to this application you can list it here.


Your CV should include everything detailed above and the information must match your employment letters and application form. If it does not meet these standards then it will be returned to you. 

How should I format my CV?

You should:

  • number each page
  • show your surname and initials at the top of each page
  • use bullet points
  • include a short description for each item