Ensure your CV format is structured to best highlight your unique experience and life situation.

Medical student CV template (text format)


Committed Student with 5+ years of experience attending to patients, developing and executing individualised treatment plans, patient education, and assessment. Seeking a position at [Hospital Name] to employ effective communication skills in establishing relationships and gaining the trust of patients during treatments.


BHI Hospital, Soho, London |December 20XX – Present
Medical Student

  • Communicate with 15+ patients daily and provide professional and beneficial advice to patients on various diseases and disorders, treatment options, and general healthcare
  • Assist 5+ doctors in conducting 50+ patient assessments daily, and collecting patients’ blood pressure, pulse, and temperature
  • Interview 20+ patients to obtain information, and maintain patient charts and electronic medical records by updating reports, test results, and home care forms
  • Participate in morning rounds, update patient information, observe examinations, and diagnoses and treatments

Debenhams, Leeds | May 20XX – November 20XX
Medical Student

  • Prepared and transported bedridden patients to examination rooms and ensured they were comfortable and all needed instruments were available
  • Closely monitored 30+ patients with acute conditions, and alerted doctors at the first signs of irregularities or complications
  • Performed 5+ lab tests daily and communicated the results to the doctor quickly and efficiently

Wellcare Hospital, Leeds |May 20XX – March 20XX
Medical Student

  • Conducted 10+ pregnancy tests weekly, sent the samples to the laboratory for testing, retrieved results, and shared them with the physician
  • Evaluated babies and children to assess their growth and development compared to average childhood patterns and expectations
  • Followed doctors around to observe their interactions with patients, learn various treatments methods, and assist in patient care


University of Leeds (20XX – 20XX)
MBBS (Hons) Medicine and Surgery, First class (1st)

  • Relevant Modules: Medical Cell Biology and Genetics, Clinical Procedural Skills, Ethics and Law In Clinical Practice, Biology of Disease, Health Behaviours, Respiratory and Digestive Systems

Bishop Young Church of England Academy (20XX – 20XX)

  • A-levels: Maths (A), Biology (A), Chemistry (A)
  • GCSEs: 10 A-C including Maths, English, Combined Science, and Geography


  • Expert organisational skills
  • Skilled at medication management, patient education, and patient care
  • Empathetic care provider


  • Swimming and water aerobics
  • Trampolining
  • Fiction writing

13+ skills to list on your medical student CV

Before you begin writing, make sure you know how to write a CV in a way that best emphasises your strengths.

The medical sector requires various clinical, research, and soft skills. When writing your CV, you should always prioritise the skills that were emphasised in the job description.

However, including the following medical student skills can help your CV stand out further if you’re looking for an extra competitive edge:

  • Patient assessment
  • Clinical procedures
  • Diagnosis
  • Medical knowledge
  • Patient care
  • Literature review
  • Data analysis
  • Research methods
  • Scientific writing
  • Teamwork skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Bedside manner and interpersonal skills
  • Electronic patient records (EPR)
  • Medical software
  • Microsoft 360
  • Time management
  • Problem-solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Adaptability
  • Leadership
  • Volunteer work
  • Mentorship
  • Professional development

STEM employers prefer CVs that are clean, easy-to-read, and focus on skills and experience over flashy graphics, so write your medical student CV using a simple CV template that fits industry standards.

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