Structuring your CV for a specialist or GP registration application
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.
|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.
|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?
- number each page
- show your surname and initials at the top of each page
- use bullet points
- include a short description for each item