American Academy of Family Physicians: How to Write a Curriculum Vitae (CV)

This web site, created by the American Academy of Family Physicians, includes a sample curriculum vita, general preparation tips, and types of information that should be included.

A curriculum vitae (CV) is similar to a resume in that it documents your educational and professional accomplishments. But unlike a resume, it is typically more detailed and can also be used to highlight your personal interests and activities. Including such information is optional, but doing so can help distinguish you as an individual. When developing your CV, think about what your prospective organization is looking for in a candidate, and then try to present your competencies and experiences in a way that speaks to those needs.