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 email@example.com.
Thank you for your time and have a great day.
Awaiting a positive response,
Alica A. Keys