Hospitals in the UK receive high volumes of doctor CVs daily. Therefore, as an overseas doctor applying for a position in the UK, it is important you have an excellent CV. To help you write an effective CV, our experienced team has put together the following guide:

1. Personal details

Name, contact details, address, email, nationality

2. Work experience

To ensure your CV stands out amongst other candidates, your experience needs to be shown clearly and coherently. List all previous work experience dated newest to oldest. For each position, state the job title, date of employment (month, year), hospital and location. See example below:

Registrar Internal Medicine
June 2008 – July 2013
City Hospital, Andheri, Mumbai, India

Make sure you have enough information for each job duty and responsibility mentioned. This includes the type of procedures you carried out, the experiences you gained, the skills you developed, etc. For example:

  • Supervised review of patients in the clinic with topside consultants
  • Emergency assessment and management of trauma cases under consultant’s supervision
  • Carrying out practical medical procedures, e.g. venepuncture, intravenous cannulation and urinary catheterisation

3. Qualifications

List all of your qualifications, starting with the most recent. State the name of qualification, date and institution. For example:

1990 – 1995
Government Medical College, Nagpur, India

Don’t forget to include any additional courses and certifications you might have. For example:

Courses and certifications:
ACLS, BCLS or equivalent

4. Clinical skills

List all the clinical skills you have; it is always good to show employers what you have learnt and developed in the past. Examples of clinical skills include: administration of thrombolytic agents, IV cannulation, blood sampling, etc.

5. Research

In the medical profession, there are consistently new discoveries. Employers want to know if you have made any contributions towards these advancements. Please include any publications, dissertations, conferences attended, etc.

6. Teaching experience

In order to progress your career, it is important to have some form of teaching experience where you share your skills and knowledge with those junior to you. If you have such experience, be sure to add it to your CV; employers want to know how good your leadership skills are and how you can help other doctors develop too.

Following the above structure will ensure you have a clear CV that is easy for any employer to read and understand. Remember, make sure you keep details concise whilst explaining all job duties comprehensibly.

How we can support you

Here at HCL Permanent, we support our candidates every step of the way. From offering help and advice with writing your CV, to help with finding suitable accommodation and setting up a National Insurance number bank account.

What are you waiting for?

Register online, upload your CV or check our complete list of doctor permanent vacancies. For further information, please contact us.

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