Describe Your Accomplishments

Your accomplishments are important, especially if they demonstrate skills that benefit patients and your community.


Describe Your Accomplishments

In addition to knowing your goals and skills, you'll need to identify specific accomplishments you can tout. This is useful to hiring doctors but you will find it valuable in other situations both personally and professionally. For example, it may be useful to tout your accomplishments when you're discussing a partnership with another D.C., networking with individuals in your community, or planning to become or hire an associate.

Getting Started

An accomplishment is something you did well in your professional, academic or personal life. Start by listing previous work experiences and what you did on the job. Don't take anything for granted and be specific.

  • Describe what you did - responsibilities and duties.
  • What did you do especially well?
  • What did you contribute to the organization?
  • If you feel you did a good job, how do you know?

Then, identify how you have contributed and used skills in your schoolwork, organizations and volunteer work.

  • What awards or honors have you received?
  • Have you had academic or professional articles published?
  • Have you been involved in speaking engagements promoting chiropractic?
  • What volunteer activities have you participated in? How did you contribute?
  • What activities, paid and unpaid, have demonstrated skills you would be using as a chiropractic associate or independent contractor?

After you have compiled your list, rewrite it to tout your accomplishments. Start with an action verb in the past tense (present tense for a current position) describing what you did and finishing with the result. It's best to use specific examples and concrete numbers or percentages whenever possible. Example: "Published five articles in healthcare trade journals on treating children through chiropractic."

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