How do I Write a Medical Cover Letter?

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  • Written By: Anna T.
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  • Last Modified Date: 27 July 2019
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If you want to write an effective medical cover letter, you should begin the letter with the most basic details, such as your name, address, and the date. After these details are included, you should go on to directly address the person for whom your resume and cover letter are intended. The first paragraph should include information regarding what type of medical job you are looking for within the company and another sentence or two with brief information detailing your current medical qualifications and the position you now hold, particularly if you are working in the medical industry. You can use the second paragraph to explain your previous medical experience in more detail than what might be listed on your resume. End your medical cover letter with a short statement explaining why you feel you are the right person for the job as well as any important details about your contact information, and also be sure to include another sentence thanking the person reading your cover letter for considering you.


One of the most important things to keep in mind before writing a medical cover letter is that your letter should be short and to the point. The cover letter is the first thing that the person who decides whether to interview you will see, and if it's long and involved, chances are good that it won't be read all the way through. Be sure to include enough information in your cover letter to make a person interested in reading your resume and be careful not to provide lots of unnecessary details. Your medical cover letter should be able to briefly convince a person that you should be considered for the job, so make sure you note any special requirements that were mentioned in the job listing so the person considering you will know immediately that you are qualified.

Your qualifications in the medical field you are trying to break into are important to mention in your cover letter, particularly if you need to go into more detail about them than you can in your resume. For example, if you are still taking courses and working toward a specific medical degree or certificate, it is probably a good idea to mention that. Even though both your resume and cover letter will likely contain your contact information, you might want to consider adding in any important details, such as when you are available to take phone calls, toward the end of your medical cover letter.

In addition to being brief and to the point, your medical cover letter should also be very easy to read. Try to avoid using a font that is too small and decorative and instead choose one that is very easy on the eyes. It is also best to use white paper over colored paper. Paper that is colored is not only harder to read, but it is also harder to make clear copies of. There is a good chance that copies will be made of your medical cover letter, so you should make sure that you use white paper so the copies will come out clearly.



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