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Writing Your Cover Letter

In your cover letter briefly mention when you became a medical assistant and stress that you are a team player to let a potential employer know that you understand the benefits of "together", which is very important to doctors who run a busy medical office. Don't use the word challenges, but refer to them as opportunities. Write
your cover letter with purpose, but keep to the point. Be specific, state your intentions, if you are seeking an externship site, a permanent position, or are merely inquiring about future employment possibilities before graduating from a program, then say so. And most of all, don't send a cover letter without your resume attached. Below are some cover letter examples that were submitted to us by real medical assistants. Which one would you grant an interview?

Cover Letter Example #1

I have worked in a mid-size family physician's office since April 1994 as the Laboratory Tech and Medical Assistant and presently serve as their Laboratory Supervisor. I am efficient in phlebotomy and injections and highly proficient in performing ECGs, Holter Monitor, NDX, assist in GYN and sigmoidoscopy, blood pressures, respiratory rate, body temperature, pulse rate, BMD, telephone etiquette, front office work, billing, coding, run immunoassays, chemistry analysis, hematology and urinalysis, tumor markers, inventory and bookkeeping. I oversee all aspects of implementation of our quality assurance and control programs and perform proficiency testing through MLE.
~ By Elise Rivera, Austin, TX

Cover Letter Example #2

I am presently attending Medical Assistant courses at the U.E.I. campus in Van Nuys, California. I will complete my seven months of training coming at the beginning of this December. Prior to my graduation in January of 2005, I will complete 160 hours of an externship in a local medical office. My training includes the following medical procedures: patient intake, EKGs, urinalysis, venipunctures injections, audiometry, spirometry, blood pressure, body temperature, pulse rate, and respiratory rate. I also acquired training in medical billing and coding, as well as typing skills and medical transcription. I work well with others and would appreciate the benefits of working together with your skilled medical office team members.
~ By Ulysia De Santiago, Sylmar, CA

Cover Letter Example #3

I have five years of medical assisting job experience and currently work in oncology where I provide support to women who are undergoing diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Duties include being the contact person for staff of referring programs and institutions to facilitate patient intake into the cancer center system, direct patient contact including needs assessment, assisting with coordination of care and communication of basic information about the health care system and breast cancer diagnosis and treatment and connect patients with resources and support systems including transportation services and social services. I possess excellent computer skills and am proficient in the use of the electronic medical records system (EMR), medical terminology, interpersonal skills, compassion for women with breast cancer and am familiar with the local health care system.
~ By Julie Cook, Camden, SC

Medical Assistant Cover Letter

Job seekers frequently send a cover letter along with their resume as a way of introducing themselves to a potential employer. Cover letters are generally one page long and consist of a header, introduction, body and the closing. The closing is followed by a valediction ("Sincerely"), and then the signature line. Optionally, the abbreviation "ENCL" may be used to indicate that there are other enclosures with the application.

Top Words Employers Like
Here are some words potential employers like to see in an application, resume or cover letter.
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Sheryl, a medical office manager
shares the following with us:

"I am in the process of hiring an administrative
medical assistant for our busy office. The cover
letters I have received are a very important
piece of information in the hiring process. Many
people have their resume professionally
created by a skilled writer, however the cover
letter allows me to see the sender’s grammar,
spelling and mostly their personality. I believe it
is especially important to send one if you are
answering an ad that asks for a cover letter
with the resume."