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Writing Compelling Physician Cover Letters

Writing Compelling Physician Cover Letters

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Making a positive first impression is a crucial first step in landing a desired job. One challenge of cover letter writing is to follow a prescribed format yet simultaneously set yourself apart from your peers. This can be accomplished by clearly and concisely articulating your core professional goals and your commitment to the calling of medicine.

— John A. Fromson, MD*

By Bonnie Darves , a Seattle-based freelance health care writer

The cover letter is usually the first bit of written communication from job seekers that hits the desk of a hiring physician, staff recruiter, or human resources professional. As such, it can make the difference between getting an interview and your dossier landing in the “maybe” pile.

Although writing a cover letter may be an unfamiliar challenge for many residents, it’s not terribly difficult if you follow three basic rules: Keep it short, make it clear, and cover the basics. “Think about the needs of the reader,” says James W. Tysinger, Ph.D., deputy chair for education in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School and author of Resumes and Personal Statements for Health Professionals . “Let the reader know right away who you are and why you are writing.”

Brevity, Personalization, and Passion Tysinger recommends starting the letter with a simple introductory statement such as “I am a third-year family-practice resident at [insert program name]. I seek a position as a family practice physician in your practice” (or “in your fellowship program” or “at your institution,” as the case may be).

Ideally, the cover letter should be no more than three paragraphs that fit on a single page. “Simplicity is best,” Tysinger says. “Letters that go on for two or three pages, or that try to impress rather than inform, may cause the reader to lose interest.”

To increase the chance that your application ends up atop the “active” pile, whenever possible personalize the letter and indicate that you have some knowledge of the position and institution, says James St. Clair, a senior search consultant with J&C Nationwide in Atlanta. Always write to the appropriate person, St. Clair advises, and unless you’re answering a blind ad, avoid salutations such as “to whom it may concern,” which may give the impression that you’re uncertain about yourself and the process.

Both Tysinger and St. Clair also urge physicians to briefly mention why they are interested in pursuing a position in a particular region. “You want to create a compelling tie to the area rather than simply stating that you’re looking for a position as a general internist,” St. Clair says. If you or your spouse is a native of the area where the practice is located, for example, you could add the following: “My husband and I grew up in [name the city], and we are eager to move back there.”

Mazie Blanks, a 30-year veteran of the physician-recruiting field who now recruits for the Permanente Medical Group in Northern California, advises ratcheting personalization up into the realm of passion. “The cover letter is an opportunity to differentiate yourself from others,” Blanks says. “Show some passion, because people want to hire physicians who love what they do.” Because personalization and passion are so important, Blanks also discourages physicians from using cookie-cutter cover letters, such as those included in “one-size-fits-most” software packages.

Cover Letter Do’s and Don’ts Pay attention to basic details. Spell all names, titles, and addresses correctly and ensure the letter doesn’t contain any grammatical errors. Make sure your contact information is listed accurately.

Write directly and avoid generalities. Rather than “I would like to express my interest in the position that is currently available at your practice,” write the following: “I seek a position as a gastroenterologist at your clinic.” Specifically mention the appeal of the practice opportunity.

Highlight special expertise. Subspecialists and some specialists familiar with new procedures should briefly explain their expertise and/or the number of procedures they’ve performed.

Briefly address any time gaps in training or practice that are evident in your CV to prevent potentially negative reader assumptions.

Request confidentiality, if necessary, and make sure contact information (which may include e-mail addresses) directs respondents to channels that are suitable for confidential communications.

Obtain professional writing or editing help. If writing isn’t your strong suit, ask a program director or a professional writer to help you craft the letter. Remember, poorly written letters often give a negative first impression.

Use high-quality, easy-to-copy paper. White or off-white, 24-pound paper is best because the cover letter and CV are frequently photocopied and routed to several individuals. Avoid colored paper or paper with a high rag content, both of which may reproduce poorly.

Resources Writing tips and sample letters . Writing Help-Central, at , provides tips for writing clear, concise cover letters and other documents. The American Medical Association ( ) and the American Academy of Family Physicians ( ) also provide helpful resources for physicians entering the job market.

Books and guides. The following books specifically address the physician job search:

Resumes and Personal Statements for Health Professionals , 2nd ed., James W. Tysinger, Ph.D., Galen Press, Ltd., 2001.

Physicians’ Resume and Cover Letter Workbook : Tips and Techniques for a Dynamic Career Presentation , Sharon Yenney, American Medical Association, 1998.

Strategic Career Management for the 21st Century Physician , Gigi Hirsch, M.D., and Mike Scott, American Medical Association, 1999.

*Dr. Fromson serves as the editor for Career Resources and is Vice Chair for Community Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Chief of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.

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Physician Cover Letter Examples

If you are a physician looking to secure your dream job, then you must take a look at our physician cover letter examples. Often overlooked, cover letters can be the application component that makes you stand out. Whether you are working on your job applications alone or with a physician career advisor , it’s important to know what a cover letter should entail and how to write it. In our article, we will share expert tips on physician cover letter standards, format, and provide you with stellar physician cover letter examples to inspire your own!

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Why is a cover letter important.

Physician cover letters are often neglected because they usually cannot convey the wealth of experience the applicant possesses. Unlike a CV, a cover letter is a short document, usually no more than 3-5 paragraphs long, so you must be extremely careful about what you decide to include. But if you plan correctly, a cover letter can truly be the optimal way to demonstrate why you are the best candidate for a position.

Essentially, a physician cover letter is your chance to really demonstrate your desire for and dedication to the position you are applying to. A CV cannot do that! A CV or a resume can outline why you possess appropriate education, skills, and experiences, but they cannot express why you want to pursue the positions you apply to. And that’s where a cover letter comes in. In a cover letter, you can express your genuine interest and commitment, as well as suitability. And while the credentials on your CV are important, the hiring committees want to see sincere interest from applicants, which can only be conveyed on paper via a cover letter.

Furthermore, a cover letter is also an application component that humanizes the candidate. It gives a real sense of the person behind the CV or resume. And while the latter are essential in the committee’s decision-making, a cover letter can give them a sense of your personality, background, and even interests. It's always great to have an accomplished professional on your healthcare team. But having a professional who possesses great communication and interpersonal skills, or a professional who demonstrates true commitment to their team is a much bigger coup. It is no wonder that residency program directors consider interpersonal skills and interactions with the team as the most important factors when it comes to making their rank order list. Use the cover letter to demonstrate these skills and your dedication even before you are called into an interview! And in this article, we will show you how to do just that!

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Why You Are Interested in the Position/Your Suitability

Your physician cover letter must convey why the job ad or the job itself caught your eye. Why is this your dream job? Why are you sending this letter? Sometimes, to convey this, it takes more than a sentence or two, or a paragraph; you may use the entirety of the letter to convey this interest.

Some useful tips for showing this interest may include:

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But at the same time, your interest must be backed up by your own background and experiences. It’s not enough to say that the job seems interesting to you – you must have informed interest that comes from skills and events in your life. While you are expressing interest, don't forget to emphasize your suitability at the same time. Show what you can contribute to the team and the institution.

How You Can Help Improve Patient Care

As a physician, your number one priority is always patients. If you are applying for a clinical position, then your cover letter should also indicate how you can help improve patient care at the institution you are applying to. This can be as simple as demonstrating great past experiences, like this:

“During my time at the walk-in clinic, I minimized wait time by 10 minutes by implementing a new software system that ended up saving time and money for both the clinic and the patients.”

In addition to demonstrating that you are an innovative thinker and problem-solver, this sentence shows that you care about solving the wait times and financial burdens that come with healthcare.

Essentially, your cover letter should indicate that the institution will gain better patient care options by hiring you. While you do not have to cure cancer or resolve the healthcare budget issues, it would be beneficial if you can show how you have helped patients have better healthcare experiences before.

This might seem less relevant, but your geographical ties to the position might be the one tie-breaker that surprises you. Having geographical ties to an institution, a city, or a state/province, indicates that you want to stay and practice in the area. Retention is a very serious issue in healthcare. By demonstrating that you have history, family, or, simply, interest in working in the area long-term, you are further showing genuine interest in the position.

Be specific. You should not go on a long tirade about the geographical area. Try to showcase your dedication very subtly, like so:

“Having grown up and started a family in X town, I want to continue dedicating my professional knowledge and experience to improve the lives of X citizens.”

Simple but effective. This sentence demonstrates that the applicant grew up in this town, which means she knows the kind of population she will be serving. Plus, she has already started a family here, which means she is really settled and ready to start or continue her professional life here.

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Important Do’s and Don’ts

Before we jump into the discussion of how to write your cover letter, let’s go over some important rules and standards of cover letter etiquette:

Do Create a Narrative

Your cover letter is not a list! This is one of the biggest mistakes candidates make when they create this application component. They start to list all the accomplishments that make them look suitable for the position – and while this may seem like an appropriate approach, a cover letter has a completely different purpose! Remember, you have your CV or resume to demonstrate why you are suitable for the position “on paper”; your education, skills, experiences, awards, and so on, are all listed on the CV, so it’s not worth repeating the same items in your cover letter.

Your cover letter should be a narrative. As a physician, you have experience creating compelling narratives in your medical school personal statement and your residency statement . And while the cover letter will be slightly shorter, its objective is quite similar to the application essays. Your cover letter should demonstrate why you want and deserve the position via a strong, compelling story. We will be going into more detail about what exactly to include in the narrative, but first, it's important to remember the first rule of cover letter writing: you are creating a short essay.

Do Tailor to Each Position

Before you even start writing your letter, make sure to research the position you are applying to. You must have done so already if you are interested in it, but make sure to review what kind of work the position involves, what kind of skills are important for the position, and what kind of goals and mission are emphasized by the institution you are pursuing. Tailor your cover letter to emphasize your relevant skills, background, and interests. This does not mean that you have to embellish or lie – simply try to reflect on what kind of skills and experiences from your life can relate to these requirements and values.

Additionally, when you start writing, do not forget to address your letter to a specific person or hiring committee. You want to showcase genuine dedication and interest, so simply addressing the letter “To Whom It May Concern” is impersonal and, frankly, forgettable. Do your best to research who will be reviewing your application.

Don’t Skip Soft Skills

Your CV is the place to really highlight your hard skills, such as your specialty training, your experiences in the field, your research background, and so on. But your cover letter should be able to give a glimpse into your personality and soft skills that are highly valued by hiring committees. For example, writing a compelling and strong narrative in your cover letter is so important – it shows your written communication skills and critical thinking skills. By showing that you are able to articulate your thoughts concisely, you show that you can pinpoint the most important aspects of your candidacy and highlight them appropriately.

In your cover letter, you can also emphasize soft skills like ethical proclivity, professionalism, leadership, and even commitment to the specialty. Remember, it's important to try and show rather than tell the reader about these qualities. For example, instead of simply saying “I am dedicated to professional ethics, and I have leadership skills”, you can write:

“As the head of the Center for Healthcare Ethics during my tenure with the X residency program, I have dedicated much of my time creating awareness of dementia and related patient treatment in Arkansas. I believe I can affect more change in making the lives of these patients better as a member of your team in X clinic.”

This sentence demonstrates that:

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Do Address Gaps

If you have any gaps or setbacks in your resume or CV, a cover letter is a perfect place to briefly address them. Do not take up the entire space to make excuses for these problems, but try to explain why x, y, or z happened. For example, if you have a large gap in your resume due to illness or if you had to take a leave of absence from your position, address it like so:

“Having had to take a prolonged leave of absence from my position due to cancer diagnosis, I am more than eager to return to working with patients and doing my best to promote their well-being and health.”

Remember not to dwell on the gap or the setback. A brief explanation is best. If the hiring committee wants to further investigate it, you will be asked about this issue in the interview. And keep in mind that if there is a reasonable explanation for the setback in your cover letter, then the setback should not prevent the hiring committee from speaking with you in person. Leaving the gap or the setback unaddressed is more of a red flag than including a brief explanation in your letter.

Don’t Just Repeat CV/resume

It’s worth repeating that your cover letter is not a CV, so do not simply repeat the same information in your cover letter. While you can certainly bring up the jobs or positions you list in the CV, use the cover letter to express items you cannot include in the CV, such as your genuine interest in the position, your connection to the institution you are applying to, your connection to the geographical area, your soft skills, your background, and so on. You have a limited amount of space to convey your suitability for the position, so repeating the same information in the same format throughout your job application is just not a wise approach.

Your physician cover letter should not be more than a page, so around 3 to 5 paragraphs long. Use professional language and avoid a colloquial tone. Make sure to structure it as an academic essay, with an intro, body, and conclusion:

In the conclusion, restate your interest and include one last strong argument for why you would be the perfect fit for this position. This last little argument can help you make the cover letter and therefore your candidacy more memorable! You can also offer to answer any further questions and express interest in meeting in person. ","label":"Conclusion","title":"Conclusion"}]" code="tab1" template="BlogArticle">

In the heading of your cover letter, don’t forget to include your contact info, such as your full name, address, email, and telephone number. 

Check out the golden rule of writing any professional letter or statement:

Physician Cover Letter Example #1

Paula Alvarez

123 X Street, Fresno CA, 93711


[email protected]

Dear Dr. Johnson,

I am writing in response to the Family Staff Physician position posted in the X City Daily Newspaper, Job ID 1234, located in Orange Cove, California. I am a young, but experienced family doctor, with more than 7 years of clinical experience in Fresno County. I believe my dedication, skills, and experience will be a valuable addition to your institution. Having lived in California all my life, I received my education and training in some of the best medical programs in the country. Throughout my education, I was driven by the desire to become a physician who advocates for healthcare accessibility for low-income households and vulnerable populations. 

After graduating from Stanford Medical School , I was trained and served as a primary-care doctor at the St. Agnes Medical Center for 7 years. During my tenure, I operated as a staff physician, serving over 150 patients from low-income backgrounds per week. This experience exposed me to a variety of disorders that continue to plague the vulnerable populations of California, including HIV, hepatitis, substance abuse, as well as a variety of other health problems that were often neglected by my patients.

As a result, I became involved in the promotion of the Low-Income Health Program to help bring healthcare to low-income and vulnerable populations of Fresno County. Furthermore, I joined the board of the California Department of Health Care Services to promote initiatives that further alleviate the financial burden of healthcare for low-income families. We have made significant improvements to the lives of Californians by instating payment reforms and lifting policies forbidding physicians from serving immigrants without proper paperwork.

What I would like to bring to the X Hospital of Orange Cove is a proven dedication to first-rate healthcare to all patients regardless of their class or socio-economic status. The mission and goals of your institution greatly align with my own - I have vast experience working with the type of population that makes up the majority of your patients. Not only does my experience show that I am dedicated to working with low-income and vulnerable populations, but my fluency in Spanish will also help me communicate easier with a large part of our patients.

I attach my CV with this application for your review. I am very interested in becoming a part of your establishment and I hope that you can provide me with an opportunity to discuss my candidacy for the position in more detail in a personal interview.

Physician Cover Letter Example #2

567 ABC street, Kelowna, BC, V1P 1U8


Dear Dr. Rosen,

This letter is to express my interest in the Pediatric Immunologist position with the X Hospital in Toronto, ON. I am an experienced pediatrician, having worked with immune-compromised children for the last 17 years and I would like nothing more than to contribute my knowledge and experience to the healthcare efforts of your esteemed establishment. I have been advised of this position by your colleague, Dr. Palmer, who has assured me that I would be the perfect candidate for this position.

For the last 10 years, I have been working as a pediatric immunologist at X hospital in Y city, British Columbia. Within 3 years of my tenure at this institution, I was promoted to the head of the Pediatrics Department, having had a significant impact on research developments in the field and on patient care practices. My contributions to the treatment research have led to significant developments in treatments for young patients with allergies and skin conditions. My work on psoriasis has been published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and recognized by my colleagues all over the world.

During my time as a researcher, I never left clinical practice. The well-being and healthcare of my patients remained my main concern. The more I worked with children, the more I understood the gravity of my responsibility before my patients and their families. I did everything in my power to improve the healthcare experience for my young patients. My colleagues and I created playrooms where the children could play with their peers and families while they wait for their appointments. We provided toys, games, and allergy-free snacks for our patients to enjoy. This initiative has been especially supported by the parents, who claim that their children were much more eager to attend our appointments since the playrooms were introduced. 

I have loved working with my colleagues and patients in Y city, BC, but I have always longed to return to Ontario. I grew up and attended university in Toronto. Currently, my family and I are looking to return to Ontario, as my wife is also from Toronto. When I was told of this opportunity, I wasted no time preparing my application. I am ready to exceed your expectations and to dedicate my most sincere efforts to improving the health and the healthcare experience of my patients in Toronto.

My CV is enclosed with this letter. I am highly interested in joining your dynamic and esteemed team and hope that you give my application due consideration. I sincerely thank you for your time.

Best wishes,

A cover letter allows you to express your interest in a specific job. While your CV may remain mostly the same for each position you may apply to, a cover letter will allow you to demonstrate what exactly attracted you to each position and why you would be a great fit for each position you pursue.

It should be no longer than a page.

Use academic essay structure with an intro, body, and conclusion.

Yes, each cover letter should address the person who is in charge of the hiring process or who will be supervising you in the position. Try to find out who will be reading your application and address the cover letter directly to them. You may find this information in the job ad, on the institution’s website, or you may want to call the institution and ask who is in charge of the hiring process.

Express your genuine interest in the position and why you are a good fit. Also, try to include some geographical connection you have to the position, the city, or the state.

Unless you are explicitly asked not to submit a cover letter, always include a cover letter as part of your application.

No, your physician cover letter should be a narrative and not a list.

You can discuss the most important jobs or positions, but try to extrapolate on your significant experiences by adding details and events that cannot be found in your CV.

Yes, you should. 

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Author: Justin Nabity

Last updated: May 7, 2020

Everything That Physicians Need to Know About Cover Letters 

Table of Contents

  • 1. Why a Cover Letter is Important
  • 2. Create a Unique Cover Letter for Every Position
  • 3. How Long Should a Physician Cover Letter Be?
  • 4. What Should a Physician Cover Letter Include?
  • 5. What Your Cover Letter Should NOT Include
  • 6. When to Submit a Cover Letter
  • 7. Physician Cover Letter Examples

Every professional knows that a cover letter goes hand-in-hand with a CV .

But, while cover letters tend to be standard across most industries, physician cover letters are a bit different.

If you’ve spent time perfecting your CV so you can apply for a new position, now it’s time to get to work on that cover letter.

From the content to the formatting, here’s everything that physicians need to know about cover letters.

1. Why a Cover Letter is Important 2. Create a Unique Cover Letter for Every Position 3. How Long Should a Physician Cover Letter Be? 4. What Should a Physician Cover Letter Include? 5. What Your Cover Letter Should NOT Include 6. When to Submit a Cover Letter 7. Physician Cover Letter Examples

Why a Cover Letter is Important

We all understand the importance of having a strong CV. A cover letter is equally as important.

Your CV is a recap of your education and experience. It’s straightforward, to the point, and there’s little room for deviation from the standard format.

The cover letter, however, allows for a bit more flexibility. It is your one chance to inject a bit of personality and really sell yourself to the employer. Your cover letter alone can make you stand out from all the other candidates fighting for the same position, (even the ones that have better CVs).

In your cover letter, you can showcase skills that aren’t on your resume .

Your leadership abilities, strong communication skills, and team-player attitude are difficult to convey through bullet points on a CV. But in the paragraph format of a cover letter, they’re much easier to get across.

Create a Unique Cover Letter for Every Position

Every position you apply for deserves its own cover letter. Create a standard template that includes the formatting and your contact information, but tailor every cover letter specifically to the individual job.

Because every job is slightly different.


Though the duties may be the same, where you’ll be working and the sort of patients you’ll be seeing can vary. By creating different cover letters for each job, you can change your language and phrasing in a way that works with that specific employer.

How Long Should a Physician Cover Letter Be?

Physician cover letter length

Ideally, your cover letter should be less than one page . Unlike a CV, it is not okay to stretch your cover letter to two pages.

Remember, the purpose of a cover letter is to shed a bit more insight into who you are and why you’re the ideal candidate for the position. It is not to describe yourself in detail, recap, or talk about anything that is already written in your CV.

Related: How to Work With a Physician Recruiter

What Should a Physician Cover Letter Include?

There are seven key things to keep in mind when formatting and writing your cover letter. Here are the main points to consider when crafting yours:

1. Include Your Personal Information

Your cover letter should contain all of your personal data, including:

  • The abbreviation of your medical degree
  • Current title
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • Email address

Make sure this information matches the information listed at the top of your resume exactly .

2. Address Your Letter to the Proper Person

Writing “To Whom It May Concern” just won’t cut it. Every cover letter should be addressed directly to the person who will be reading it.

Take the time to research the name of the hiring manager who will be looking at candidates (this is usually the department chair).

If you can’t find the person’s name through online research, take a moment to call the employer and ask who it is. A little thing like this goes a long way in showing that you pay attention to detail.

3. Create a Strong Opening Paragraph

The purpose of a cover letter is to grab the attention of the employer and make yourself stand out from all of the other physicians applying for the same position. Your first paragraph will set the tone for the entire letter. Therefore, it needs to make the reader want to continue reading.

In the opening paragraph, be sure to mention the specific position you’re applying for . If there is a job code or reference number associated with the job listing, include it. If not, simply state the job title as posted in the job description.

You should also mention if the job you’re applying for is full-time, part-time, or a temporary locum tenens position.

In summary, the opening paragraph should clearly state your goals and show that you have a genuine interest in the position .

4. Discuss the Geographic Location of the Position

The one thing that makes physician cover letters so different from other industries is that it’s important to connect to the geographical location.

Employers want to hire physicians that want to work in their specific town, city, or state. And that’s because they want physicians to stay for the duration of the contract term and beyond.

If you’re applying for a position in the Midwest, the employer wants to know that Midwestern life is what you’re looking for. They want physicians who are excited about their location and the community they serve.

Personal Connections

If you have a personal connection to the town where the position is located, mention it. Maybe it’s the town you grew up in. Maybe you went to school in a nearby city. Or maybe it’s a city you visited once and fell in love with. Whatever the reason may be, it’s important to show that you have a connection to the geographic area.

It’s also important to do your research and learn a bit about the patients the employer serves . Let the employer know that you love the hardworking people of Tennessee, the family-oriented communities in Kentucky, or the grit and wit of New Yorkers. The more the employer thinks you are excited to work for them (and serve their community), the better your chances are of getting an interview.

Related: Physician Work-Life Balance: A How-to Guide for New Doctors

5. Briefly Mention Some of Your Skills

You do not need to recap all of your practical skills — those should already be included in your CV. But you should use your cover letter as a way to draw attention to specific aspects of the position, especially ones that you are exceptionally qualified to do.

Give a brief example of some of the ways you excelled in your current role or in a previous position. Be specific and include details of things you’ve done in the past that will be relevant to the new job you’re applying for.

You may be able to glean this information from the job posting, or you may need to do a bit more research. The more you know about the position, the more you can tailor your cover letter to include specific examples of some of your achievements. Ultimately, your cover letter should demonstrate that you will be effective if hired for this role.

6. Include a Thank You

Every cover letter should conclude with a thank you and a slight push toward next steps. Thank them for taking the time to read your cover letter and review your CV then include a polite request for an interview . Make it clear that you want the opportunity to discuss your experience and qualifications in greater detail.

7. Keep It Professional

A cover letter gives you an opportunity to show some personality, but you still need to keep it professional. Be friendly, be courteous, and be conversational without being too casual.

Related: Hospital Credentialing: What to Expect as a Physician

What Your Cover Letter Should NOT Include

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Your cover letter should not be a recap of everything in your CV. Let your CV speak for itself and use your cover letter as a way to show some insight into who you are, without rehashing too many details about your education and experience.

Make sure your cover letter does not include any negative language or pessimistic outlooks on the job at hand or the industry in general. This is not the time to write a manifesto on all that you wish you could change about the healthcare industry.

If your cover letter or CV includes typos or grammatical errors, you probably won’t even be offered an interview. Make sure that your cover letter is error-free. Proofread it several times before submitting it or have a colleague or a professional writer look it over for you before sending it off.

Do not mention anything that might limit your opportunities. While you should be clear if you are interested in a full-time or a part-time position, now is not the time to say that you only want to work two days a week or that you do not want to have to be on-call .

Save those specifics for the interview or for the contract negotiation process (if your demands are reasonable). The point of your cover letter is to get an interview, not to eliminate yourself from the candidate pool before you have a chance to show them who you are and what you can offer.

Related: Physician Employee Benefits: Paid Time Off

When to Submit a Cover Letter

Cover letters should be submitted along with your CV. If you submit your documents electronically, make sure that you convert your cover letter to a PDF before emailing it or submitting it through an online job portal.

Related: Physician Recruiting – Merritt Hawkins Review

Physician Cover Letter Examples

Ready to write your cover letter? Here is an example that you can use as a guide to creating your own.

Dear Dr. Smith:


I am writing in response to the Radiology Oncology position posted on the American Society of Radiation Oncology Career Center, Job ID 1817, located in Sandusky, Ohio. I am currently serving as Chief Resident (PGY5) in the radiation oncology residency at Baylor College of Medicine, under the chairmanship of John Smith, MD. Moreover, I am excited about the potential opportunity to join your team at the conclusion of my residency in July. As highlighted in the enclosed application materials, including CV and letters of recommendation, I am recognized not only for my professionalism with colleagues, but most importantly, for my dedication to patients and the restoration of their good health.

Medical Background

As you will see, I chose to attend medical school outside of the United States to foster cultural growth and satisfy my appetite for travel. While abroad, I had the opportunity to participate in multiple clinical and professional development opportunities that differentiate me from other applicants. Given your international clientele and the cultural and linguistic diversity of the Rockford community, my international and multicultural experience will enhance the contributions I would bring to your practice.

Current Experience

Now in my final year of training, I have met the ACGME clinical requirements as we have very strong clinical experience with exposure to all types of cancers. We have most notably achieved great success with HDR brachytherapy for gynecologic cancers, and I have over 175 cases to date. As chief resident, I am an active member of ASTRO, TRS, and RSNA with both oral and poster presentations at several national meetings.

As you consider candidates for your radiation oncology position, I encourage you to consider my multicultural experiences overseas. Along with the exceptional training of the Baylor program. I would truly appreciate the opportunity to meet you in person to learn more about your position. Please contact me to discuss my qualifications and your position in greater detail.

Sincerely, First and Last Name, MD [Chief Resident] Optional, if applicable PGY[X]Name of Residency Program Department of [Specialty] Cell: (555) 555-5555 email: [email protected]

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Physician Cover Letter Examples & Writing Tips

Use these Physician cover letter examples and writing tips to help you write a powerful cover letter that will separate you from the competition.

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  • Physician Cover Letter Example 1
  • Physician Cover Letter Example 2
  • Physician Cover Letter Example 3

Physician Cover Letter Writing Tips

Physicians diagnose and treat diseases, injuries, and other physical and mental impairments. Their expertise and experience are crucial for medical facilities, so employers look for candidates with a solid education and extensive experience.

When you’re looking for a job as a physician, your cover letter is a great place to highlight your skills and experience. Follow these examples and tips to write a physician cover letter that impresses hiring managers.

Physician Cover Letter Example 1

I am writing this letter to present myself as a candidate for the Physician position within your organization. I am very excited about the opportunity to work in this capacity for your company and believe this position would be a perfect fit for someone with my unique skills, interests, and professional expertise. My extensive experiences in primary and continuing medical care management, coupled with strong academic background and relevant certifications, have equipped me with the critical abilities enabling me to contribute immediately in the fast-paced environment within your firm.

The positions that I have held, as listed in my attached resume, have given me the experience that would make me a strong candidate for this position with your company. Throughout my experience as a Medical Doctor and a Staff Physician professional, I have successfully provided strong and effective leadership, guidance and direction to team members while demonstrating efficient and innovative solutions to the complex issues facing the research projects and laboratory facility. In addition, I helped ensure that each function and operational aspect was conducted in a highly professional manner and adhered to corporate standards, industry regulations, and professional ethics. While conducting various hospital and clinical functions, I faced and overcame numerous challenges. My organization and analytical skills, combined with my professional attitude, have allowed me to successfully complete any work-related tasks to which I have been assigned.

During my tenure at each organization, I gained valuable insight into health program coordination, individualized patient care, health and physical examinations, clinical processes, hospital operations, patient needs assessment and education, and healthcare management. All of these experiences, among many others, afforded me invaluable opportunities to develop and enhance my leadership and collaboration skills.

Crucial to my success in these positions has been my ability to succeed in an environment where decision-making, self-motivation, a commitment to integrity and excellent communication skills are held at a premium. I truly believe that my skills, experience and character will enable me to offer as much to this position and your company as I’m sure it can offer to me. I sincerely thank you for your consideration of me for this exciting opportunity.

Physician Cover Letter Example 2

This letter is to express my interest in the Orthopedic Physician job opportunity with your esteemed Wellbeing Hospital in Dallas, TX.

I understand from your listed job requirements that you are looking for a physician who has prior experience in combat/non-combat casualty care in inpatient, outpatient, surgical, and ICU environments. I am pleased to inform you that I not only meet this requirement but am also someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment with challenging cases.

At present, I am employed with Sunshine Hospital in Dallas. My key responsibilities include, among others, the following:

  • Leading a team of six technicians and four physician assistants
  • Providing outstanding inpatient and outpatient care
  • Evaluating and admitting patients
  • Streamlining the desk operations
  • Managing scheduling, brace shop, and cast room services and personnel
  • Serving as first call for severe injuries

As noted on my resume, my key areas of expertise are orthopedics, surgical first assist, process improvements, trauma care, medical evaluation/admission, labs interpretation/radiographic studies, and sports medicine.

I have a friendly and compassionate nature and enjoy a good working relationship with colleagues and staff. These two inherent qualities and a strong spirit of cooperation allow me to provide the highest quality care to patients and support and contribute to the organization’s growth and prosperity.

In addition to my extensive experience, I offer you strong time-management and people-management skills. Given my intensive experience, strong qualifications, and a proven record as an Orthopedic Physician, I am sure I will be able to form a mutually-beneficial and long-lasting working relationship with your establishment.

Attached with this application is my resume. I am highly interested in joining a large and esteemed establishment such as yours and hope that you give me application due consideration.

Physician Cover Letter Example 3

I am writing in response to your advertisement for a Staff Physician that appeared in the Herald Daily Newspaper. The details of your requirements as listed in the ad have given me enough reasons to believe that I am a suitable candidate for this position. I am a Diplomate in Internal Medicine and have over seven years of experience in both hospital and clinic settings.

My education, training, and experience have given me an opportunity to develop a strong background in the field of Internal Medicine. Currently I am working as a Physician with Helping Hands Medical Centre’s Department of Medicine. In my present role of Physician-in-Charge for 2 clinics, I have had solid exposure to a range of disease states and health disorders, including a high volume of hepatitis, substance abuse, and HIV cases, as well as an above-average percentage of oncology, pulmonary, diabetes, and cardiac patients.

My key job responsibilities include the following:

  • Providing direct medical services to patients
  • Contributing in interdepartmental consultations
  • Supervising resident physicians, medical students, and mid-level staff
  • Participating in the development of medical services, including standard procedures, management of activities related to patient care, and standard procedures
  • Contributing towards the improvement of the efficiency of my department

In addition to the relevant skills so important for a Staff Physician job, I offer you a proven and unparalleled commitment to high-quality health care, first-class training and treatment skills, and an indubitable desire to continually improve the quality of life of the patients and my skills as a physician.

I have attached my resume with this application for your consideration. I am very much interested in becoming a part of your reputed establishment and hope that you would provide me with an opportunity to discuss my candidacy for the listed position further in a personal interview.

Address your application to a specific person

One of the most common mistakes job seekers make is not addressing their application to anyone in particular. Make sure you do so with your physician cover letter. If you don’t know who will be reviewing your application, call the company and ask. You can find the name by checking out their website or LinkedIn page.

If there are more than one people involved in reviewing applications, address it accordingly: To Whom It May Concern or Dear Hiring Manager(s). When doing this, include a brief description of how you connected with that person – it could be through mutual colleagues or by going through a recruiting agency.

Show how you can improve patient care

Whether you’re a newly minted doctor or someone who has been in practice for years, your cover letter should demonstrate how you have the knowledge and training to make your potential employer’s patients healthier.

To do this, quantify your accomplishments and provide concrete examples of how they can positively impact their bottom line (i.e., lower costs) or affect patient outcomes (i.e., increased efficiency). For example: “In my previous role as an emergency room physician, I decreased wait times by 15 minutes per visit by implementing new workflow processes that saved time and money. In addition, I reduced readmission rates by 20 percent over the course of six months through effective follow-up with patients discharged from our facility.”

Show your personality

Your cover letter is a great opportunity to show the hiring manager that you’re more than just a resume. You can use this opportunity to share your personality and interests as well as demonstrate leadership skills and communication abilities.

For example, you might mention that you love working with people or have experience communicating health information in a way that’s easy for patients to understand. This will help them see how they can incorporate these attributes into their workplace!

Proofread your cover letter

Physician cover letters are only as good as the proofreading behind them. Cover letters are often read by hiring managers who are looking for an excuse to disqualify applicants. An error in a cover letter, such as grammar or spelling, will likely give them one. Read over your work carefully before submission and be sure to have someone else proofread it if you can’t do so yourself.

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Cover Letters

What is a cover letter.

You may be considering whether or not you should include it in your application. Your cover letter is used to elaborate on your CV in further detail. It gives you the opportunity to highlight your strengths, describe your professional goals and give the employer a deeper look at you as a person.

Cover letters follow a very basic format. The letter should be adtressed to the employer and should consist of an introductory paragraph, a body paragraph, and a closing paragraph (or conclusion).

As we previously mentioned, your cover letter will be accompanying your CV, so all details in your CV should not also be in your cover letter. Your cover letter should explain why you are a perfect fit for the job. It is also important that you are direct in your letter. Do not use generic language and be sure to tailor your cover letter to each opportunity you apply for. Try to include the organization's name, the recruiter's name, and location somewhere in your letter naturally.

Your cover letter also gives you the opportunity to discuss your professional aspirations. This is where you should mention what type of practice is the most ideal for you and what you are looking to do in the future. Explain why and how this opportunity lines up with your future goals.

It is also acceptable to include personal reasons for applying to an opportunity. You aren't able to do this in your CV, so you should include it in your cover letter. Mentioning personal reasons for applying to an opportunity helps employers see you as a human rather than just a physician.

Reference Letters

Who should i use.

The references you choose should be people who are willing to write positive letters for you. You could choose a program director, attending physician or anyone else that you work closely with at your organization. Make sure that whoever you choose knows what your duties are on a daily basis. They should also know more about you than the fact that you work together on rounds. If you practice medicine at multiple locations, try to pick someone at each location to write you a reference letter.

How do I know who to pick?

Be sure to screen your candidates. Just because you choose someone to write a letter of recommendation for you does not mean that they will write to the best of their ability. Find out who your best promoters will be by asking them questions.

  • Would you be willing to write me a reference letter?
  • How would you describe me to others?
  • Would you be willing to give an example of my skills?
  • Do you have time to write me a letter or be contacted by a potential employer?

You should ask your references to include things about you in their letter that are relevant to the job you are applying for. For example, if a job you are applying for requires you to be a team player, ask your references to give examples of you being a team player

Although you may be worried that your references won't know what to say about you in their letters, you can coach them on what they should include. You should also provide each of your references with information about the job(s) you are applying for, so that they can write a letter specific to each opportunity. If you find that you are still nervous about the contents of the letters, read them before sending them off. With that being said, do not change anything about the letter without permission from the reference. If there are errors of any kind, reach out to the reference(s) and ask them to adjust the letter.

Can I use a past reference?

Using a past reference is fine as long as you confirm with them that they are okay being a reference for you. If you have not worked with them in awhile, they may no longer be okay with being a reference for you.

How do I list out my references?

You should have three to six references who will write letters for you and agree to being contacted by a potential employer to provide a reference for you. If any of them have asked to be listed as confidential, make sure that you do so. You should include each reference's title, name, medical organization, and the nature of the reference (personal or professional). Even after you've gained permission to use someone as a reference, you should always make sure you request their preferred method of contact and list only that method.

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Physician Cover Letter Example (Full Text Version)

Dear Recruiters,

I am writing this letter to express my interest in the Physician job within St John Hospital in San Diego, CA which has been posted and advertised on With more than 10 years of extensive field experience paired with an exceptional industry expertise, I am confident that I am a perfect candidate for the role. What is more, I believe that I could be a valuable contribution to your team.

First and foremost, I am a passionate and dedicated medical professional offering a great patient-oriented approach and the important ability to remain calm in stressful situations. At Jackson Health Systems, Inc., I spent most of my work time developing customized treatment plans and providing high-quality Physician services to patients, ensuring that their needs were always met. In addition, I:

  • Communicated with family members and monitored and evaluated the patients' progress and condition.
  • Maintained and managed confidential documents and records and completed professional diagnostic tests.
  • Worked on the development of new and more effective therapeutic procedures and trained and supervised new hospital employees.

Throughout the years, I have proved numerous times that I am a great team player and leader with the ability to think critically. On top of my experience, I studied and gained my degree at the Mason University where I was among the top 2% of students with the best academic results (3.98 GPA). With a strong attention to detail and accuracy and extraordinary problem-solving skills, I would appreciate the opportunity to come in for an interview. Thank you for your time and consideration and I look forward to speaking with you in the near future.

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Physician Cover Letter: 4 Types Templates

If you are a fresher, I am facing a problem in writing proper application letters for your job in the organization, you can apply with our help. Our latest samples will be beneficial to you and will help you to apply for a job in a Health Organization as a physician.

Health organizations are very crucial in their selection of employees and therefore you need to be very specific about your qualities and skills.

Template: 1

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Physician Cover Letter Example

[Mention date]

[Mention name of Hiring manager]

[Mention name of the health organization]

[Mention address of the organization]

Dear [Mr. /Mrs. /Ms.] [name of head of the institute]

As an experienced and skilled physician, I am well-prepared to significantly contribute to your health organization [mention name of the organization]. So after understanding your full job description in [mention source] now I decide to give my application for this position in your reputed organization.

And I think my all skills and experiences make me a strong candidate for this position.  From the field of [mention yours field of study], I completed my educational life in the year of [ mention year ] and from the reputed institute [mention name of the institute].

And from this year to till now I joined in different institutions in various position like [mention according to your own past job position]. And during this time period, I am able to gather different skills and experiences in various fields.

Here I also want to mention to you that I will be able to serve all kinds of duties towards your organization like working with the primary healthcare team to provide patients the primary medical care services within the standard of care for Internal medicine patients, Ordering laboratory, and radiology tests and refer patients to specialists when appropriate and called for, Analyze the reports, test results, medical records, and examinations

To diagnose the condition of patients and propose treatment options, record complete, timely, and legible medical records, provide advice to patients for lifestyle and diet changes that may improve their health or help to treat the health issue they are experiencing, and create a climate of trust and compassion for patients, etc.

I will be also comfortable with other activities if have any. And regarding this, I have also the skills and experiences like, [mention year] experience as a physician, examination skills of methodologies and diagnostics, Knowledge in legal medical guidelines, and medical best practices.

And I think a short description can clarify for you my educational background, experience level, skills properly but for your better understanding, I also enclosed my detailed resume with this letter.

Now I am eagerly waiting for your response to my application. And I also want to request you to accept my candidature for this position.

[Mention your name]

[Mention your address]

[Mention your contact details] 

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Template: 2

[Mention the name of the sender]

[Mention the address of the sender]

[Mention the contact details]

[Mention the email address]

[Mention the date]

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[Mention the name of the recipient]

[Mention the address of the recipient]

[Mention the contact information]

Dear [Mention the name of the recipient]

I felt motivated to send you my[Mention the biodata]  after reading about your opening for a new physician to join your practice. I would make a substantial contribution to the development and success of [Mention the name of the company] as a qualified and patient-centered practitioner with more than [Mention the number] years of experience treating a wide range of patient populations.

I am excellent at connecting with cross-functional medical professionals and facilitating the best patient experiences because of my experience managing superior patient care, service, and support in a variety of healthcare settings. Additionally, your doctor team will benefit from my outstanding skills in managing electronic medical records.

The highlights of my qualifications are as follows:

To ensure the best level of patient care and service, one must exhibit expertise in patient diagnosis and treatment, specialist referrals, medical team collaboration, and general practice operations.

Successfully increasing patient base as a primary care physician at [Mention the name of the company] from [Mention the number] to more than [Mention the number] patients.

Outstanding organizational, communication, and critical thinking abilities; performs well under pressure.

actively taking part in community outreach projects to provide healthcare in the area, including to uninsured patients.

Obtaining a doctorate in medicine from the university of [Mention the place], and finishing a [Mention the number]year residency that included training in internal medicine, [Mention the name], pediatrics, intensive care, and trauma.

I look forward to meeting with you to discuss how my qualifications position me to make an immediate and positive impact on [Mention the name]. I am fully prepared to surpass your expectations for this position and significantly benefit your organization. I appreciate your consideration.

[Mention the name]

[Mention the profession]

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Subject- Physician cover letter

I would like to apply for the position of assistant surgeon at your institution with great pleasure. I feel qualified to apply for this position because of my extensive education, [Mention the number] years of professional experience, and the ongoing ambition to grow.

I received a [Mention the degree] from the [Mention the name of the medical school], and during my whole academic career, I consistently ranked in the top [Mention the percentage] of students. I finished my surgical residency at the [Mention the name of the hospital], where I was hired as the top surgical resident and began my professional career.

There, I performed [Mention the number] surgical procedures a year of various types, from traditional to laparoscopic, to develop professional experience.

My area of expertise is hand surgery, and professor [Mention the name] and I were able to create a new method for reattaching fingers that decreased the number of digits that were unable to do so from [Mention the percentage] to [Mention the percentage] and extended range of motion by [Mention the percentage].

I frequently had to complete five procedures in a succession while working [Mention the number] hours or longer during my profession, therefore I am able to complete tasks quickly and accurately. I constantly put my patients’ needs first and care about maintaining order in the workplace.

I am confident that your hospital, which is among the greatest medical institutions in the state and offers its personnel the most cutting-edge tools and job training, is the ideal setting for me to hone my surgical talents and impart my many years of knowledge to other staff members.

Thank you very much.

Template: 4

I’m submitting my application for the Physician post at your company through this letter. I am very enthusiastic about the chance to work for your organization in this capacity, and I think that someone with my particular abilities, interests, and professional experience would be a fantastic fit for this role.

I have the necessary skills to contribute right away to your company’s fast-paced environment because of my considerable expertise in managing primary and ongoing medical care, solid academic background, and pertinent certifications.

I have held the roles that are indicated in my résumé, which is attached, and I believe that I am a solid contender for this position with your organization given my experience. I have successfully provided strong and effective leadership, guidance, and direction to team members throughout my experience as a medical doctor and a staff physician. I have also shown effective and creative solutions to the challenging problems facing research projects and laboratory facilities.

Function and operational aspects were carried out with the utmost professionalism and adherence to corporate standards, industry norms, and professional ethics. I had several difficulties while performing various clinical and hospital tasks, but I overcame them all. I have the ability to successfully perform any work-related activities that have been allocated to me because of my aptitude for organizing and analysis, as well as my professional attitude.

All of these experiences, among many others, afforded me invaluable opportunities to develop and enhance my leadership and collaboration skills.I firmly believe that I can contribute as much to this position and your business as I’m sure it can to me thanks to my skills, experience, and character. I genuinely appreciate you considering me for this wonderful opportunity.

Letter Template: 5

In a physician cover letter, write why you want to join this organization and why you think the organization should choose you. Mention as many details as possible. For reference, you can choose any of the examples given below.

James Brown

238 Broadway

United States

The HR Manager

XYZ Company

354 F 63rd Street

Sub: Physician Cover Letter

Dear Mr. or Mrs. or Ms. HR Manager,

It is an honor to be framing this cover letter for the attending physician post at [mention the name of the organization]. I had been waiting for this opportunity for a long time, and I am glad that I finally got it. The requirements mentioned in the ad posted by the organization perfectly match all my documents and certificates.

[Mention the name of the organization] has always been my dream destination to join, and I have been working hard to secure a place here. From [mention the name of the university], I gained a [mention the name of the degree], and after that, I further pursued [mention the name of the degree]. Having an interest in the medical field, I have been able to score well all throughout my academic life.

While I performed at [mention the name of the organization] for around [mention the number of years], I was basically responsible for the education of lesser-experienced physicians and medical students, and patient care. I regularly checked the patients’ care plans and their status. In addition to these, I evaluated the resident’s recommended plan of care and asked additional questions whenever I felt so. I am proud to state that I have always done my duty well and gained acknowledgment for that.

I have all the abilities of a good attending physician. Be it effective stress management, having a positive attitude in every situation, solid communication and interpersonal skills, or strong collaboration skills, I have all in me. I desire to obtain more in the future so as to perform more successfully in my post.

Kindly let me know whether it will be possible to meet me in person, as I would like to have a face-to-face discussion on this.

Thank you for sparing time to go over this letter. I will be looking forward to your response.

[Handwriting signature]

[Mention here, if there is any post note to be given]

Letter Template: 6

This letter is written by me in response to the ad posted by [mention the name of the organization] in [mention the name of the job portal]. I would like to apply for the attending physician position in your organization. I have all the desired educational accomplishments, experience, qualities, and knowledge needed for this role.

I have received education from the best institutions. I proudly possess a [mention the name of the degree] from [mention the name of the university] and an additional [mention the name of the certificate] from [mention the name of the educationalinstitution]. Being an ambitious, intelligent, and responsible student, I have been able to gain as much knowledge in the medical field as possible.

Earlier, I served at [mention the name of the organization] for around [mention the number of years], and being appointed there, I fulfilled all my tasks dutifully and with perfection.

My responsibilities included giving overall care to patients and supervising and teaching medical residents, interns, and students involved in patient care. I have managed to gain appreciation from my colleagues, higher authorities, my patients, and my juniors, and that is what I believe gets me going every day.

Right from time management, interpersonal, and communication skills to keeping empathy and having a positive attitude, I have all the qualities in me to call myself a good attending physician. Securing a position in your organization has been my end goal always, and I am sure that I will be able to do well here. I plan to obtain more skills so that I can prove myself to be a valuable asset to your organization.

Please review this letter, and if you find it suitable, then do let me know whether I can meet you in person for further discussions.

I will be sincerely looking forward to your reply.

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