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From the Desk of Dr. Mark Studin
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Preamble: many of these issues I bring are small, yet each issue is just that… an issue. If you take care of the small issues, then you will be able to build and focus on the larger issues… a larger, more profitable practice along with more family time. 

“How Lawyers Handle YOUR CV”

According to the handbook for lawyers, both plaintiff and defense lawyers are trained on how to analyze, dismantle and challenge you on the content of your CV. The opening statement on CV’s is:

My office has a research department where we retrain researchers that do expert background checks for other lawyers. We frequently are astounded at the continued gall of some “experts” who are so lazy or dishonest that your CV looks like it belongs to someone else by the time we finish our research. For example, we find at least 33% of the experts went to colleges that were not even credited.

Once you have the expert’s CV in hand, you have great start. Why? Because often there is a treasure trove of information to help you expose fraud or laziness for both. Before you bring this out in deposition or trial, you must set up your questions. The misrepresentation of the doctor’s CV can be devastating to the doctor.

The lawyer’s handbook then goes on to offer a sample CV and then pages of how to dismember every section and citation. Lawyers are trained to dissect each word and statement, such as the word “Fellowship.” Therefore, it is incumbent upon you to understand every facet of your credentials. There are 16 pages dedicated to cross-examining a doctor’s CV along with sample lines of questioning to get you to “trip up.”

It is for this very reason that I urge everyone to build your CV on the US chiropractic directory as there was a significant amount of both legal and medical research in constructing an admissible document that will protect you. I can say with great degree of certainty there are possibly a handful of doctors in our profession who understand the process prior to working with us. Those that do work with us, too many have ignored my DEMAND to use the template on the US Chiropractic Directory and if it hasn’t “bitten you in the butt,” it will over time. 

In addition, you should continually add to your CV, especially if it is on the US Chiropractic Directory as it will enhance your SEO and give you cause to reach out to your referral sources frequently. If I was still in practice, I would send to my patients as well as other professionals.  



Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chiropractic, University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic
Adjunct Professor, Division of Clinical Sciences, Texas Chiropractic College
Educational Presenter, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Joint Partnership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences 

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