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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

Sometimes recommedation letters are required to apply for graduate/professional programs, research opportunities, new jobs, etc. 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

There are times when it could be useful for an undergraduate student to have a business card to share contact information while networking with professionals. The guide below provides tips to creating a student business card.

Creating a Student Business Card

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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