Medical Assistant Externship Experience Essay Assignment

Medical assistant cover letter

View this sample cover letter for a medical assistant, or download the medical assistant cover letter template in Word.

As a medical assistant, you’re an integral part of helping doctors deliver patient care. Your cover letter should demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for your work. To be considered for top medical assistant jobs, it helps to have a well-crafted cover letter. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for a medical assistant, or download the medical assistant cover letter template in Word. 

Additionally, you can learn about health care careers and search for medical assistant jobs on Monster.

Medical assistant cover letter template


Monica Swift, CNA
Sometown, FL 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | 

July 27, 2017

Mr. Michael Delaney
HR Director
ABC Hospital
555 Arbor Ave.
Sometown, FL 55555

Re: Medical Assistant, Oncology Unit Position  l  Advertised on Monster

Dear Mr. Delaney:

As an upcoming graduate of XYZ School’s CAAHEP-accredited Medical Assistant (MA) program with a career focus in medical oncology, I am interested in serving as a medical assistant at your state-of-the-art hospital. My résumé is enclosed for your review.

I recently completed a medical assistant externship at DEF Hospital’s Cancer Center, a world-class medical environment that included medical oncology, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, BMT and gynecologic oncology programs. During my externship, I demonstrated excellent patient care and attention to detail in performing a range of assignments, including:

  • Taking medical histories and updating patient medical records
  • Coding and filling out insurance forms
  • Explaining treatment procedures to patients and assisting physicians during exams
  • Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens
  • Instructing patients about medication and special diets
  • Preparing and administering medications as directed by physicians
  • Drawing blood, taking electrocardiograms and changing dressings

I also bring to the table five years of healthcare experience gained through work as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) within hospitals and rehabilitation facilities. When combined with my medical assistant studies, this background provides a strong foundation in quality patient care, disease physiology, EMR systems, patient recordkeeping and HIPAA compliance. As a result, I would quickly become a productive member of your team.

If you are seeking a dedicated medical assistant to provide compassionate care to your oncology patients, please consider my qualifications. You can call my cell at (555) 555-5555 or email to arrange an interview. Thank you in advance for your time.

Warmest regards,

Monica Swift, CNA
Enclosure: Résumé

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Firstly, Michelle, you need to calm down. I'm simply giving people advice on the shady schools out there that "certify" their MAs. All of those fly-by-night schools are "accredited".

Secondly, I am a MEMBER of the AAMA.

Thirdly, by the way you worded it, you made it out as if your school gave you their OWN certification test (as in, one your teachers complied it).

The school I attended is accredited through CAAHEP. I googled your school, and it too, is accredited through CAAHEP.

In order to take the AAMA test, you must be a graduate of either a CAAHEP school or an ABHES school. There are sites ASSIGNED by the AAMA for the tests. People from the AAMA PROCTOR THEIR OWN TEST. You must apply for the tests by sending in an application ALONG WITH OFFICAL TRANSCRIPTS. You wait. You get a letter in the mail stating you can take the test if all qualifications are met.
That is a list of the testing sites for the October 2008 AAMA certification test.

If you are certified through the AMT (which means your school has to be accredited through either ABHES or CAAHEP or you have 5 years experience as an MA), it is STILL the AMT giving you the test. NOT YOUR SCHOOL. It isn't your school's test, it's the AMT'S TEST. You still have to send in offical transcripts and do the whole song and dance.

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