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Getting the Perfect Job Pt. 1: Writing Your Resume

Job hunting is particularly challenging for integrative practitioners. You not only need to find a position in a competitive market, but one that fits your practice philosophy. In our three-part series, ACAM will provide tips on finding a position, writing a resume that stands out, interviewing like a pro and negotiating your salary.

The first step, of course, is finding a position that interests you. To help you get started, ACAM has recently launched our interactive Career Center where we only post jobs looking for integrative practitioners like you.

Click here to enter the Career Center.

Also in this issue

February Member of the Month: Nigel Harrison

Policy & Advocacy: FDA's Hormone Attack

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Upcoming ACAM Education

Current Job Openings
The next step is preparing a resume that sets you apart from other candidates. We scoured a variety of resources to find the most applicable tips for medical practitioners and have compiled them below:

  • Tailor your resume to each position
    While tedious, this step is important to not only get through resume sorting bots, but to prove why you are the best candidate to hiring managers. Whether in your cover letter or previous job descriptions, plainly point out how you will fit into the role.
  • Read the directions
    For example, know if you should be submitting a CV or resume, cover letter, or references.
  • Include simple contact information
    To avoid confusion, only provide your name, one phone number, and a professional email address. If you do not have a personal or professional email, it may be worth starting a free one with a company such as Gmail for use during your search.
  • Address keywords
    Pay attention to keywords used in the job description and address in your resume how you meet those qualifications.
  • Be specific about your work
    This is particularly important in the medical field. From grant applications, ER service, and even non-healthcare work showing your dedication to customers or clients, every duty counts.
  • Keep it concise
    Yes, you want to be detailed, but don't repeat what you don't have to. (For example, you can lump similar positions together.) Keep your resume to one page ideally.
 
February Member of the Month

Dr. Harrison began his medical training  at Charing Cross Hospital Medical School in London. He trained while in the Royal Air Force and has worked in the Isle of Man and New Zealand.

"I consider myself to be an holistic cardiologist and physician, with a mind that is open to the use of various complimentary therapies for which there is evidence of benefit."

Dr. Harrison is a strong proponent of nutrition as medicine and recently became certified in Chelation Therapy through ACAM.

"I had an inspirational GP colleague, Dr. Damian Wojcik in Whangarei, who undertook intravenous nutritional and vitamin C therapy/chelation with excellent results in a wide variety of patients. I have since taught all my junior staff about the power of nutrition and aimed to include nutritional assessment and advice in all my consultations ever since."


Read More About Dr. Harrison
ACAM Member of the Month Archive

FDA's Hormone Attack

The FDA has accepted nominations to its "Demonstrably Difficult to Compound" (DDC) list, which is supposed to identify drugs that cannot safely be compounded because of their complexity. Included on this list are certain kinds of safe, bioidentical hormones such as progesterone (including progesterone with estradiol) and estriol.


This is extremely disconcerting. Compounding pharmacists say these bioidentical hormones are not difficult to compound and are not dangerous.

Our partner, The Alliance for Natural Health, explains why there is no reason for the FDA or its Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee (PCAC) to eliminate consumer access to these medications--particularly estriol, for which there is no commercially available drug.

Learn more about this issue here, then write to Congress and the FDA, telling them to protect patient access to compounded bioidentical hormones.

 
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November 12-14, 2020 | Seattle, WA

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More information coming soon!

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