Cover Letter Medical Assistance

Medical assistant cover letter

View this sample cover letter for a medical assistant, or download the medical assistant cover letter template in Word.

As a medical assistant, you’re an integral part of helping doctors deliver patient care. Your cover letter should demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for your work. To be considered for top medical assistant jobs, it helps to have a well-crafted cover letter. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for a medical assistant, or download the medical assistant cover letter template in Word. 

Additionally, you can learn about health care careers and search for medical assistant jobs on Monster.

Medical assistant cover letter template

 

Monica Swift, CNA
Sometown, FL 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | ms@somedomain.com 


July 27, 2017

Mr. Michael Delaney
HR Director
ABC Hospital
555 Arbor Ave.
Sometown, FL 55555

Re: Medical Assistant, Oncology Unit Position  l  Advertised on Monster

Dear Mr. Delaney:

As an upcoming graduate of XYZ School’s CAAHEP-accredited Medical Assistant (MA) program with a career focus in medical oncology, I am interested in serving as a medical assistant at your state-of-the-art hospital. My résumé is enclosed for your review.

I recently completed a medical assistant externship at DEF Hospital’s Cancer Center, a world-class medical environment that included medical oncology, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, BMT and gynecologic oncology programs. During my externship, I demonstrated excellent patient care and attention to detail in performing a range of assignments, including:

  • Taking medical histories and updating patient medical records
  • Coding and filling out insurance forms
  • Explaining treatment procedures to patients and assisting physicians during exams
  • Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens
  • Instructing patients about medication and special diets
  • Preparing and administering medications as directed by physicians
  • Drawing blood, taking electrocardiograms and changing dressings

I also bring to the table five years of healthcare experience gained through work as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) within hospitals and rehabilitation facilities. When combined with my medical assistant studies, this background provides a strong foundation in quality patient care, disease physiology, EMR systems, patient recordkeeping and HIPAA compliance. As a result, I would quickly become a productive member of your team.

If you are seeking a dedicated medical assistant to provide compassionate care to your oncology patients, please consider my qualifications. You can call my cell at (555) 555-5555 or email ms@somedomain.com to arrange an interview. Thank you in advance for your time.

Warmest regards,

Monica Swift, CNA
Enclosure: Résumé


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Job opportunities in the world of medicine are abundant, and medical assistant positions are no exception. This doesn’t mean, however, that there won’t be competition. Effectively selling yourself to a hiring manager will give you a leg up on other applicants, and the best way to do that is with a solid cover letter.

If you are looking for a job in this field, our medical assistant cover letter sample and four industry-specific tips can help you write your own. Regardless of your experience, the information will be helpful for anyone looking to get started creating a strong application that will land interviews in no time.

Want to learn the basics first? Have a look at our comprehensive writing guide.

Table of Contents

  1. Medical Assistant Cover Letter Sample (Image)
  2. Medical Assistant Cover Letter (Text Format)
  3. Four Industry Writing Tips

1. Medical Assistant Cover Letter Sample (Image)

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2. Medical Assistant Cover Letter (Text Format)

Apr 12, 2017

Hiring Manager’s Name

46 Bucchaneer Blvd.

Denver, Colorado, 80208

(xxx)xxx-xxxx

[email protected]

Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

My name is Sarah, and I saw your job posting on Monster.com last night. I’ve been working as a medical assistant for more than 5 years, and I’m in love with this profession. I particularly love being in a position to help people. Your hospital is one of the best for patient care in the Mountain States, and I would be thrilled to contribute to its already stellar reputation.

One of the things that helps a medical assistant succeed is the willingness to be flexible. On any given day, we could be asked to perform minor medical procedures, clean the floor, or use EMR software to manage patient histories. I am willing and capable of performing any task thrown at me. I love a challenge, and delight in having a variety of duties from day to day.

I’ve read that [TARGET COMPANY] was recently awarded the AHA NOVA Award for excellence in collaborative programs for improving community health. I believe that community outreach is the first step toward making our world a better place, and it’s refreshing to see a healthcare facility as large as [TARGET COMPANY] taking this initiative. My skills and experience, coupled with my passion for patient care, make me a great fit for your organization.

It would be great to meet in person for a face-to-face interview. I am available any day of the week, and can be reached by phone at [PHONE] and email at [EMAIL]. Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you to discuss this opportunity further.

Sincerely,

Sarah Clausen

 

3. Four Industry Writing Tips

Nearly all cover letters follow the same basic format, but there are some things you can do to make yours stand out to prospective employers. Tailor it using the following tips and your chances of scoring an interview will increase significantly.

1. Address the hiring manager by name

The way you greet someone for the first time is important, as it shapes their first impression of you. This is also true in job applications. Would you like to be addressed with “To Whom It May Concern”? Of course not – we wouldn’t either. It’s too formal and impersonal. Our research indicates that hiring managers feel the same way.

“Dear Sir or Madam” is just as bad. If you weren’t born in the 1800s, why write like it?

Anything is better than using the same old antiquated greetings of yore.

The solution is simple: find out the hiring manager’s name. Sometimes the job posting will list his or her contact information. If not, search the healthcare organization’s website. Look for the name of the department manager or the human resources director. You could also call the office and try to find out that way.

Worst case scenario: address the hospital or clinic’s CEO. It seems like an odd choice, but it will show the hiring manager that you’ve made an effort and done some research – and anything is better than using the same old antiquated greetings of yore.

2. Emphasize your passion for providing healthcare

The best employees are those that like and care about their work. This is especially true in healthcare. Hiring managers are aware of this, and will be looking for someone who is not only qualified, but also enjoys helping people.

To demonstrate your passion for job, mention it in your cover letter. In our sample, you can see that Sarah states three times how she loves her work or has a passion for helping people:

Making it clear that you love what you do will give you an edge over other applicants, as you will appear likely to stick around for the long term.

3. Research the target organization and make a connection

Employers love hearing great things about their organizations. Luckily, hospitals and healthcare facilities often receive various awards and recognitions. Make your application stand out by mentioning one of these.

Have a look at the organization’s website. Any awards they’ve received will be noted in the recent news or blog section. Recognition for achievements or milestones will also be there. Anything like this will be great to mention, as it will let the hiring manager know that you’ve done some research and are a serious applicant.

If you can’t find anything about awards or recognition, look for any updates or news of remodeling to the facilities.

Once you’ve identified something like this, use it to connect with the hiring manager. Take a look at how Sarah does this in the sample:

4. Thank them for their time

The person who reads your cover letter will have read tens, if not hundreds of them. It is tedious work, and for this reason it’s often the little things that stand out. Thanking the hiring manager for their time and/or consideration is an easy thing you can do to set yourself apart from other applicants.

It may not make a difference in the end, but you should give the impression that you are respectful, polite, and considerate. This will give you the best chance to make a positive impact with your writing.

Now that you you’ve read through our tips and had a look at our sample, you should be ready to write your own cover letter. Still don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered. Try our quick and easy cover letter builder so you can get your application off the ground and into the hands of hiring managers. Good luck on the job hunt!

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