My CV and Some Tips

You can download my CV by using this link. You can also view my CV if you scroll below.


Dr. Omar Alam’s CV Making Guidelines

Please check Dr. Omar Alam’s post for making a CV.


Do Not Worry

When I saw my friends’ CVs after my PLAB 2, I got worried, because most of them were 8-page long CVs. But the length of the CV does not matter. It is the content and the way that the content is presented that matters more than anything else.

Do not worry if you see other people having a long CV. I myself had a 3-page long CV after I had passed PLAB 2.


Is a CV Really Needed?

Yes and No. It is important to have a CV because you can be asked for a CV at any point. But it is totally possible that you might never be asked to show your CV. I myself have not been asked to show my CV anywhere.

I once took my CV to a job interview where it was returned back to me without even checking it because they said they had my NHS jobs profile. But my friends have been asked to show their CVs during job interviews.


What Do We Use if Not CVs?

We use online profiles. When the time comes, you will get to know about them. So do not worry for now.


Online Profiles

When you apply for non-training jobs in the UK, your online NHS Jobs profile will be your CV. When you apply for training posts, your portfolio will be your CV.


Dr. Omar Alam’s NHS Jobs Profile

You can find Dr. Omar Alam’s NHS Jobs profile here.



My CV is far from perfect. But it may help you in making your own CV.






  • Date of Birth:
  • Age:
  • Place of Birth: Karachi, Pakistan
  • Nationality: Pakistani
  • Gender: Male
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Languages Known: English, Urdu
  • Visa: Tier 2 (General) Visa
  • Current Location: Portsmouth, UK



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My aspiration to become a doctor came from my passion to help others. I think it is one of the best feelings in the world to be able to make a positive impact in other people’s lives. I have a strong commitment to improving my knowledge, skills and professionalism so that I may help my patients in the best possible way. I consider my strongest points to be my passion to help others, my determination, and my interpersonal and organizational skills. I aim to be an excellent doctor who not only looks after his patients but actively helps and guides his juniors as well.



  • April 2005
    Secondary School Certificate
    Board of Secondary Education Karachi
  • May 2008
    Higher Secondary Certificate
    Board of Intermediate Education Karachi
  • Nov 2013
    Baqai Medical University
  • Nov 2014
    PLAB 1
    General Medical Council
  • Feb 2016
    PLAB 2
    General Medical Council



  • Mar 2017
    General Medical Council, UK
    Full registration with licence to practice
    GMC registration number: 7476837
  • Mar 2014
    Pakistan Medical and Dental Council
    Full medical registration
    GMC registration number: 65414-S



  • Nov 2010
    Liaquat National Hospital

    Department Of General Medicine



  • Feb 2014 – Aug 2014
    House Officer
    Dept. of Medicine
    Baqai University Hospital, Karachi

This was part of my House job/Internship. I worked in the department of medicine for a designated six months. I learned how to take a thorough history of a patient, perform a detailed examination, make relevant differentials and devise an appropriate management plan in terms of investigations and treatment plan.

In the morning and evening rounds, I presented cases in detail.  I frequently attended educational seminars, workshops and CME meetings.


  • Aug 2014 – Feb 2015
    House Officer
    Dept. of Surgery
    Baqai University Hospital, Karachi

This was also a part of my House job/Internship. I learned to take a proper history, perform examination, and make differentials for a surgical patient. I also presented cases in ward rounds and morning meetings.

I observed and managed surgical elective cases and emergencies like acute abdomen, intestinal obstruction, cholecystectomy, pancreatitis and diabetic foot.

In the A & E, an Orthopaedic Surgeon supervised me in the management of fractures, applying plasters and bandaging the wounds. I also attended operation theater, assisted in various surgeries and helped in suturing.


  • Feb 2015 – Aug 2015
    Senior House Officer
    Dept. of Surgery
    Baqai University Hospital, Karachi

I participated in ward rounds for General Surgery, Orthopedics, Urology, ENT, Plastic Surgery. On a daily basis, I presented cases to consultants. I was also doing long on-call duties (8AM to 12PM the following day) every third or fourth day.

On a weekly basis, I participated in case meetings where I presented cases to fellow junior doctors and consultants. I also attended CME courses frequently and did various workshops


  • Aug 2015 – Jan 2017
    Resident Medical Officer
    Dept. of Nephrology
    Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT), Karachi

I was allotted beds in the Nephrology Emergency ward and I was the doctor in charge of those beds. I had to take history, examine the patients and update their treatment charts accordingly. I presented cases in the daily rounds – first to the senior resident in charge and then to the professor.

I also had long on-call duties every fourth day (from 8 AM to 12 PM the following day) and had to look after all the patients in the ward.

I also worked in the main Nephrology Emergency where triage was performed. Most patients presented with signs and symptoms of fluid overload or uremia. I learnt to assess them quickly, perform quick examination and investigations before making a decision about their treatment plan.

I also worked at four different dialysis centers associated with SIUT. I was the only doctor at these dialysis centers. My duty included both medical and non-medical responsibilities. Each center used to see 50 to 100 dialysis on a daily basis. I used to see all of these patients, educate them about their condition, discuss their dietary options and restrictions and keep an eye on their weight. I also had to deal with emergencies at the dialysis centres.

Therefore, I can efficiently deal with nephrological emergencies in the ward and have learned all emergency procedures for acute management of a patient (like pulmonary edema, seizures due to hypocalcemia or hypocalcemia, severe acidosis, bleeding from burst arteriovenous fistula, loss of consciousness, anuria). I can also carry out daily ward responsibilities such as venipuncture, doing arterial blood gas, IV cannulation. I have also passed central venous catheters in dialysis patients under supervision.


  • Aug 2017 – Present
    Core Medical Training Fellow
    Dept. of Medicine, Renal, Care of Elderly & Respiratory
    Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

I joined Queen Alexandra Hospital on 2nd August 2017 as a Core Medical Training Fellow (non-training SHO) in General Medicine. My first rotation was in Renal from 02 August to 01 January 2017.

My duties included the following:

  1. Attending the morning handover.
  2. Discussing patients with the consultant before the ward round.
  3. Attending the ward round; presenting cases and noting down the happenigns and orders.
  4. Following orders from the rounds, which included the following:
    a) Small procedures like blood sampling, IV cannulation or urinary catheter insertion.
    b) Clerking.
    c) Making drug charts.
    d) Requesting imaging scans.
    e) Chasing reports.
    f) Making referrals to other departments.
    g) Making discharge summaries.
    h) Answering patients’ phone calls.
    i) Documenting everything in the files or on the online computer systems.



  • 2012
    Conducted KAP study regarding Self Medication

    Supervised by Dr. Syed ImtiazJafry, Baqai Medical University. .



  • February 2016
    IELTS UKVI Academic
    Overall score 8.0
    Australian Education Office



I have performed the following procedures during my clinical experience:

  • Blood Sampling
  • IV Cannulation
  • Nasogastric Tube Insertion
  • Urinary Catheter Insertion
  • Proctoscopy
  • Femoral Line Insertion (with assistance)



  • March 2015
    CME on Tuberculosis
    Baqai Medical University
  • Jan 2015
    CME on How to Make Pakistan Thalassemia Free & Updates on Hepatitis B
    Baqai Medical University in collaboration with The Aga Khan University
  • Sept 2014
    Workshop on Spirometry
    Baqai Medical University in collaboration with Dow University of Health Sciences
  • May 2013
    Orientation Program on Manual Vacuum Aspiration and Endometrial Sampling Techniques
    Baqai Medical University
  • April 2013
    CME Program on Nutrition During the First 1000 days of Life
    Baqai Medical University
  • April 2013
    Workshop on Family Planning
    Baqai Medical University
  • March 2013
    Interactive session on 2nd Stage of Labour
    Pakistan Medical Association
  • Feb 2013
    Workshop on Medical Research
    Pakistan Medical Association
  • May 2010
    Workshop on Basic Surgical Skills
    Department Of Surgery, Baqai Medical University



  • Keen interest in Football and Cricket
  • Participated in AKU Inter-University Football Tournament, April 2012
  • Participated in AKU Inter-University Football Tournament, April 2011
  • Participated in Sports Week at Baqai Medical University, 2011
  • Winner of the unofficial Baqai Football League 2010-11
  • Participated in A.O. Cricket Coaching Camp, 2001
  • Participated in A.O. Cricket Coaching Camp, 2000
  • Reading books, listening to music, watching movies, TV shows and playing Xbox
  • Active social media user



  1. To work in the NHS to gain sufficient experience before I enter training in the UK.
  2. To take part in researches and audits under supervision.
  3. To work in different sub-specialties of Medicine to explore my interest and to learn.
  4. To enter GP training in the future.
  5. To teach, guide and counsel medical students and young doctors.



References and Letter of Recommendations can be made available upon request.

19 thoughts on “My CV and Some Tips

  1. Thank you for uploading this. Amazing CV. Just a few typing errors…

    Objective: to move forwards* in my career (drop the s)

    Professional registration: “GMC Registration”* (wrote that twice)

    Work Experience: Hypocalcemia or hypocalcemia* (wrote the same word twice)

    Personal Goals: Take part in researches* (drop the es)

    References: Letters of recommendations* (drop the s)

  2. I have only a few months of clinical experience after my internship. would that be a problem when looking for jobs?

  3. Thankyou for sharing your CV with us and guiding us through. Sir wana ask 1 thing… u started your MBBS in may 2008 and you were done with by nov 2013 then how come you were still doing internship till feb 2015??? Aren’t your internship was included in this 5 year course from may 2008 to nov 2013???

  4. Great effort is done over here. Thank you for this informative blog Naseer. I have a question if you don’t mind me asking; what sorts of things could be done to enhance CV if someone is not currently working and waiting for PLAB results?

  5. I read all the steps you mentioned, really appreciated, I am Dr. Milton Barua, MBBS 2005, from Bangladesh, Fcps in medicine 2016, MD in endocrinology and metabolism from BirBIR hospital 2018, and MRCP recently, working as assistant professor in a government hospital, what will be the best possible way to UK for me, please help.

  6. Respected Sir, I need ur guidance. I passed my mbbs in 2005 and did postgraduation in pathology from 2007 – 2010 from India. Since then working as pathologist in medical college in India. I wish to pursue PLAB. What are prospects for old IMG. How should I pursue. Will my teaching experience in subject of pathology in India help. Should I pursue PLAB or Mrcp pathway. Please guide.

    1. PLAB is easier. Age does not matter. Teaching experience will add to your CV. All the best! 🙂

  7. Sir I will be completing my 1 year internship in March 2019. I am planning to join as a tutor in pathology pr pharmacology department and study for plan simultaneously.. please let me know if teaching experience will help me in my endeavor or I it’s a waiste of time and I should just concentrate on plan

    1. Teaching experience will help. But if you wish to work in a clinical capacity in the future, it would be best to have a clinical job now, instead of a teaching job. All the best! 🙂

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