American Academy of Physician Assistants

Resumes and CVs

A résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) is your opportunity to impress potential employers.

Here are some tips and templates for your resume or CV:


A résumé highlights your experience and is typically one to two pages long.  Resumes should include:

  • Contact information
  • Your objective
  • Employment history
  • Education information
  • Additional clinical training
  • License / certification information

Curriculum Vitae

A CV is longer than a resume and more detailed. In general, CVs are used for academic positions. CVs usually include:

  • Contact information
  • Employment history
  • Education information
  • Professional qualifications
  • Awards
  • Publications
  • Presentations
  • Professional memberships
  • Interests

Download a copy of Contacts & Contracts (PDF) for more detailed information about creating resumes and CVs.

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