An Internship program is the doorway to your medical assistance career path. Stepping into a good program needs dedication, hard work and of course a well-written resume. As a matter of fact, a medical assistant internship resume is a bit different from the standard resumes. Resumes prepared for these ‘on the job’ training programs should concentrate less on the previous job experiences and focus more on the academic qualifications and other unique skills of the applicants. Unless you have a strong recommendation (referral), entering into an internship program is quite tricky. So, the key to catch this invaluable experience is to learn the right procedures to prepare a professional medical assistant resume while still being a student.
Easy steps to follow in your MA Internship Resume:
1. As the first step, type your ‘Contact Information’ such as, your name, home or any other valid mailing address, valid telephone number through which the organization can reach you. Make sure to include your email ID at the pinnacle of your internship resume.
2. Begin your resume with an apparent ‘Objective’ after providing the appropriate contact information. Basically, objectives in an internship resume are comparable to an authentic job resume but can be written in a much simpler and brief way.
3. By and large, it is better to set your font to a size of 10 or 12. Also, maintain the same font size for typing your resume heading. Create your resume by including different sections so that it is easier to interpret.
4. The first section of your resume must be allocated for including your ‘Educational Qualifications’. If you make the title in bold, then it will be apparent to the person who reads your resume.
5. Under the educational qualifications title, list down all your educational or academic level credentials and any other educational achievements that are associated with your internship program. Start listing the most ‘up to date’ academic information and sequentially go back to your high school grades. Type down the type of your degree, your degree major and the anticipated graduation date plus your current GPA. If your current GPA is low, i.e. less than 3.0, then think twice and decide whether or not to incorporate it in your resume. It is a great idea to list down all the other courses that are relevant to your job as well. In this section, you can also list all the awards and credits that you have received in your college. Nevertheless, list your neighborhood based awards, such as volunteer work in a separate section of your resume.
6. Next, include the title ‘Skills’. Also, don’t forget to make it bold. Under this title, include all the records of your existing skills. For instance, under this title you can discuss about your:
- Public speech skills
- Computer skills (list down the software programs in which you are skillful)
- Interpersonal skills
- Communication skills
- Any unique groups or projects in which you took part
Include several other achievements that may aid you in receiving an internship. An example statement that can be written under the list of your skills can be: I got a 3.85 in my computer course, I got a 3.4 in my people skills course, and I also have taken part in several cultural activities in my college.
7. Allocate a ‘well-built’ section for listing your ‘Previous Employment’ experiences. Make the title ‘previous employment’ into bold. It is very important to sort out carefully and craft this section in a professional manner as experience is the core expectation for any job. This section should showcase your career history and previous work experiences, even though it may not be in the medical assisting line of work. In addition, the ‘previous employment’ section will offer you a prospective internship and employer job-related references. If you don’t have any previous work experience, then you may very well include your exclusive experiences in your college or high school projects. You can very well include a list of your interests and activities that exhibit your headship, organizational and communication skills.
8. Create an individual section for listing down your ‘Additional Activities’. The title may also be given as volunteer activities, college activities or simply extracurricular activities. Make the title bold so that it counterparts with all the other titles in your internship resume. This title should cover up your:
- Volunteer or charitable activities
- All sorts of extracurricular activities
In essence, all potential employers who select their interns would like to know whether an intern is well-formed and multi-talented.
9. Now it’s time to draft the ‘References’ title. As a rule, references are typed on a separate sheet of paper and handed over to the employer if he or she requests. Try not to list more than 3 references. Your high school instructors or present college professors, any other employers or managers can be listed as the references under this title. But, do not incorporate the names of any personal references. Include details such as, the names, designations, exact places of occupation, telephone numbers addresses of your references.
10. Proofread your resume. Request the career adviser of your college or training school or even your friend to proof read your resume.