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Prior to applying for professional school, clinical experiences, or jobs in your health care field, it is helpful to create a resume which highlights your experiences, skills, and purpose for exploring such an opportunity. Below you will find several examples of resumes for students in health care, a guide to writing resumes, and a resume verb list. Please note these resumes were created for students following a traditional undergraduate path and use a chronological format. For those students who have significant work history or already have a degree, a functional resume may be more appropriate. Staff in the Patterson Center for the Health Professions can assist students one-on-one in these situations.

Resume Writing Guide

Resume 1

Resume 2

Resume 3

Resume 4

Resume Verb List

In some cases, a student may need to create a reference list to support their resume. Below is an example of a reference list. Tips to writing a reference list are included in the Resume Writing Guide above.

Reference List

There are times when recommedation letters could be required of a student applying for a graduate/professional program, research opportunity, new job, etc. versus a reference list. In general, there are certain standards to requesting such letters from faculty, administrators, supervisors, or mentors. Below are some tips to consider when asking for a recommendation letter.  

Tips to Requesting Recommendation Letters

Students interested in one-on-one assistance can contact the Patterson Center for the Health Professions for further guidance and specific questions.

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