The Academy of Health Information Professionals
Curriculum Vita Guidelines
A current curriculum vita (CV) is required of new candidates as well
as of candidates who are renewing at a higher level.
According to Carl Daniels, author of Developing a Professional
Vita or Resume*, a vita is "a comprehensive (generally three
to ten pages) biographical statement emphasizing professional qualifications
and activities." Note that a vita is longer and more comprehensive
than a resume.
There are many resources available for developing one's CV. For
candidates without access to these resources, this page provides
a general outline for a CV to accompany Form BIO. Any CV format
is fine, as long as it includes the required sections.
A sample CV is available for review.
Personal Identification (required)
- Include your full name, followed by degree(s), credentials, certifications, etc.
- Include your business address only; home address is not necessary; include phone, fax, and email, as appropriate.
Additional Personal Information
- There is no need to include additional personal information.
At minimum, provide a list of the degrees you have earned, including:
- the granting institution
- the month and year you received the degree
- the name under which the degree was granted, if it is different from your current name
If desired, include institutions of higher education where courses were
taken but no degree earned.
Use chronological format when listing your professional experience, beginning with your current (or most recent) position. For each position, include:
- job title
- institution where employed
- period of time in the position, listing the month and year
you began and the month and year you left the position
- number of hours worked per week, if the position was part-time
- complete list of job duties
Other Sections (as appropriate)
- Describe past and current research interests.
- List past and present grants awarded; for each grant, include granting agency, amount of funding, and time period covered by the grant.
- Provide full citations for works which have been published. For works which have not yet been published, provide as much bibliographic detail as possible and an indication of the state of the work: forthcoming, accepted, submitted, in development.
- Divide publications by type as needed: journal articles, book chapters, edited books, authored books.
- Any bibliographic style (APA, Vancouver, NLM, etc.) is fine, provided it is used consistantly.
- Provide full citations for presentations: presenters, full title of presentation, conference name, location, date of presentation.
- Divide presentations by type: paper presentations and poster presentations.
Teaching Interests and Experiences
- Describe past and current teaching activities, including sessions/programs that are in the planning stages or are under development. Include a list of advisees, if applicable.
- List awards from educational programs, employing institution, professional associations, etc.
Professional Association Memberships and Activities
- List memberships in professional organizations and activities in each (offices held, committee assignments served, etc.).
- While references are included on a CV, they are not needed on the CV to submit with a portfolio.
NOTE: Activities that are being used for academy points must still be documented and listed on form LEDGER.
*McDaniels C. Developing a professional vita or resume. Rev. ed. Garrett Park (MD): Garrett Park Press; 1990
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