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Curriculum Vitae Length of ERAS CV

I know content is more important but just out of curiosity, what is the length of your CV on ERAS? Mine is 1.5 pages only.
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I wouldn't be concerned about CV length at all. As you said, it's about content.

If you're a fresh young medical graduate (especially IMGs with undergraduate med degrees), you may not have that much in terms of work experience, etc. That isn't bad - it is what it is. Unless you're one of these prodigies who has their hands dipped in everything since the age of 13, it is unlikely that you'll have a tome for a CV.

On the other hand, you could be an old guy like me with a lot of work experience, etc. So, although my CV is lengthy, it doesn't mean that much. For the most part, the CV (in my case) is a way of accounting for your time.

I'm actually not a fan of the CV format - specifically for the reasons outlined above. I think a resume format would be much better for the Match.
Just my 0.02
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hi

i am an old grad too...

are u applying only in int med? how many programs did u apply to?

thanks...
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Is personal statement more important than CV? I am also applying this year but I really think we just write what stuff we have in the CV but personal statement we have to let them know who we are in 800 words.
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I wouldn't be concerned about CV length at all. As you said, it's about content.

If you're a fresh young medical graduate (especially IMGs with undergraduate med degrees), you may not have that much in terms of work experience, etc. That isn't bad - it is what it is. Unless you're one of these prodigies who has their hands dipped in everything since the age of 13, it is unlikely that you'll have a tome for a CV.

On the other hand, you could be an old guy like me with a lot of work experience, etc. So, although my CV is lengthy, it doesn't mean that much. For the most part, the CV (in my case) is a way of accounting for your time.

I'm actually not a fan of the CV format - specifically for the reasons outlined above. I think a resume format would be much better for the Match.
Just my 0.02
Yes, i realize thats true. I was just wondering if people were sticking to the general 2 page rule for the CV/resume's. I know that most program directors will not have the time to scrutinize each page, especially for the programs that receive a high volume of apps.
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Is personal statement more important than CV? I am also applying this year but I really think we just write what stuff we have in the CV but personal statement we have to let them know who we are in 800 words.
From my understanding CV and PS are 2 very different things. A PS should not be a reiteration of your CV. As for importance, i think that depends. If you dont have much experience then i think that your PS would carry more "importance". But if you do have experience then i think that the CV and PS should complement each other.
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hi

i am an old grad too...

are u applying only in int med? how many programs did u apply to?

thanks...
Yep - IM only.
I applied to 70 programs - pretty much all East coast.
My reasoning is that at my age, I'm either going to do the specialty I want or I'm not going to do any specialty at all.
So.... it's IM or broke (well.... maybe a career as a MSL!)
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Yep - IM only.
I applied to 70 programs - pretty much all East coast.
My reasoning is that at my age, I'm either going to do the specialty I want or I'm not going to do any specialty at all.
So.... it's IM or broke (well.... maybe a career as a MSL!)
thanks for the reply..i have similar application plans and i want only i.m too...i have done residency in i.m in my country and it has always been d only branch i tried for.

my application wl be 2 weeks late..do u thnk that wl significantly lessen my chances of gtn interviews (if any)...

thnx..
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