The medical assistant cover letter for externship is similar to a regular cover letter, except emphasis must be placed on your qualifications for externship, i.e. you have completed all the requisite courses in a duly accredited training program. An effective cover letter is short, simple, grammatically correct, and professional-looking. It should contain all the information needed to qualify you for the externship. A sample cover letter follows.
Alice A. Keys
240 West 35th Street
New York, NY 10001
February 14, 2012
Jack Black, MD
Black & White Polyclinic
1234 Main Street
New York, NY 12222
Dear Mr. Black:
I am interested holding my clinical practicum at your institution, as it has an excellent reputation of providing relevant externships to past medical assistants. I expect to graduate and receive my diploma this June 2011, from the New York University, and have received more than satisfactory rating in all of the required course work required
I am exceedingly adept at word processing and medical transcribing using a variety of software, and am very meticulous when it comes to record keeping, filing, and accounting. I am very comfortable performing various clinical tasks such as obtaining accurate medical histories, taking patient vital signs, performing blood extractions, and applying splints and bandages, among other. Furthermore, I have also received certification in Basic Life Support and first aid training last year.
I have excellent interpersonal communication skills, and have a working knowledge of conversational Spanish. My proficiency in both organization and time management enables me to multitask with relative ease. Finally, I am very open to learning all that I possibly can during the course of my externship.
Enclosed are my externship application, resume and recommendations for your review. I welcome the opportunity to gain further clinical experience and to further hone my skills at your esteemed establishment. You may contact me any time at (555) 555-555 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your time and have a great day.
Awaiting a positive response,
Alica A. Keys
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To become a medical assistant, it’s important that you highlight these major areas in your cover letter: licenses and certifications, technical skills, analytical skills, and the ability to communicate effectively. Demonstrating these qualities in your medical assistant cover letter will show hiring managers that you are a well-rounded candidate. If you are not sure how to showcase these abilities, then check out our cover letter sample below to get some inspiration.
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Ms. Cynthia Adams
Living Well Health Centre
418 Livewell Street
Palo Alto, California, 94301
Dear Ms. Cynthia Adams,
I am writing to apply for the part-time Medical Assistant position at Living Well Health Centre, as advertised on medicaljobsusa.com. I am a certified AAMA Medical Assistant, with 5+ years of professional experience in patient liason, record management, reception and general office administration. I have worked at a range of medical facilities, from private physician office settings to large, state run hospitals. In my recent position as the Medical and Services Assistant at the John Miller Smith Hospital in Denver, I was trained in administering injections, recording EKG’s, patient scheduling, medical coding (ICD9/10 and CPT) and phlebotomy/blood draws.
I am certified in Basic Life Support (BLS)/ CPR with adult, child and infants, and am highly skilled in using the MS Office Suite and Electronic Health Records (EHR) software. Specific highlights of my career include:
- Enhancing patient relations and reducing critical wait times
- Developing cost-effective administrative procedures
- Training staff members in patient interaction and communication
I have a Bachelor of Health Sciences from America State University, with a major in Biology and minor in administration. I am confident that my extensive medical and administrative skills would be of benefit to this position and to the Living Well Health Centre. I have attached a copy of my resume with this email. If you need any further information, please call me at (102) 515-0987.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
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