Our brilliant careersBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7077.382 (Published 01 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:382
- Trisha Greenhalgh
- general practitioner, London
Isn't it time you updated your curriculum vitae? It is a truth universally acknowledged that these documents–literally, the timetables of our lives–will indicate whether we are capable of doing a particular job, and, indeed, that the information therein can be used to discriminate between the different candidates for a post.
While the former assumption often approximates to the truth, the latter could not be further from it. The CVs of applicants for a house officer post will reveal that they all went to nice schools, obtained a clutch of top grade A levels, played rugby or a musical instrument at medical school, and emerged (or will shortly emerge) with …