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Curriculum Vitae (CV)

The Harvard Medical School's Curriculum Vitae for Academic Advancement, along with letters from internal and external referees and examples of scholarly work, provides the major evidence used during the evaluation of candidates for promotion. Therefore, accurate and complete reporting of contributions and achievements in the CV is essential.

The Harvard CV format is specifically designed to capture achievements recognized by the criteria. Click here to view the general CV guidelines and templates on the HMS website.

Click here to view a list of resources including checklists, forms, guides and templates.

Faculty members who have questions related to CV formatting may email the HMS Office for Faculty Affairs at

The CFD has offered seminar on HMS CVs
- "How to Format the HMS/HSDM CV" video
- Crafting Your CV Narrative" presentation slides and templates


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