Cover letter for a medical assistant (5 samples)


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Page last updated: 3/11/2022

This blog post will show samples of “cover letters for a medical assistant.”

Examples of medical assistant cover letters

To get a medical assistant position, you need a well-written cover letter that showcases your passion for and dedication to the industry. When writing a medical assistant cover letter, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient or hiring manager).”
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Write a short sentence about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience; ensure they are similar to the job position. When stating your skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Medical assistant cover letter”

“Erin O’Connor

Hiring Manager

Lincoln Memorial Hospital

102 Leonardo Drive

New York, NY 10077

Dear Ms. O’Connor,

I am writing to express my interest in the Medical Assistant position with Lincoln Memorial Hospital. I am highly motivated, trained in recording medical histories and taking vital signs, certified in basic life support and CPR, and performing administrative and clinical tasks in healthcare settings.

As a certified AAMA Medical Assistant with more than two years of experience providing patient care and managing medical records, I am confident that I would be a great benefit to the hospital.

Throughout the course of my career as a Medical Assistant, I have perfected my abilities to assist with and perform patient examinations, administer injections, closely follow physician directions and state medical laws and regulations, schedule patient appointments, keeping track of medical records, and more.

In my most recent position as a Medical Assistant with Franklin River Healthcare, I was also trained in phlebotomy, recording EKGs, medical coding, and managing Electronic Health Records.

In addition to having a proven track record of enhancing patient experiences, successfully assisting physicians with patient examinations, and meticulously recording patient information and managing medical records, I hold an associate’s degree in healthcare administration and a certification in medical assisting services.

Beyond my job-specific skills, education, and technical abilities, I pride myself on my ability to multitask, build relationships with patients, deliver state-of-the-art medical care, pay careful attention to detail, and clearly communicate with physicians, healthcare professionals, and patients.

As an experienced Medical Assistant with high-level healthcare and administrative skills, I am excited at the opportunity to put my qualifications to use at Lincoln Memorial Hospital. If given the opportunity to join your prestigious medical team, you can count on me to perform all duties with focus, integrity, and confidentiality.

I welcome the chance to discuss this position and explain, in detail, what I can offer the hospital. Thank you so much for your time and consideration.

Kind regards,

Bentley Smith

(917) 234-8756”

Sample 2: “Medical assistant cover letter”

“Sofia Flores

(123) 456-7891

May 1, 2018

Dear Hiring Manager,

I’m excited to be applying for the Medical Assistant position at Cloud Clearwater. I am a certified AAMA Medical Assistant with more than six years of experience helping patients in a long-term care setting. I’m thrilled at the prospect of bringing my medical skills and my love for connecting with patients to Cloud Clearwater’s award-winning facility.

During my previous role at River Tech, I was primarily responsible for meeting the needs of patients in the memory care facility. In an effort to improve patient care, I pioneered a training program designed to educate staff and help them understand the care experience from the patient’s point of view. Not only did we see a 40% increase in client satisfaction ratings, but we also found a significant improvement in employee engagement and retention in this department.

I have extensive training in medical services as well as record management and office administration. Beyond these technical skills, I also pride myself on my ability to build deep relationships with the patients in my care. I received our facility’s prestigious Daisy Award in 2015 for excellence in patient care and have been praised by three River Tech department managers for my ability to multitask while still ensuring quality personal interactions with every patient and their families.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I’m looking forward to learning more details about the Medical Assistant position at Cloud Clearwater. I am committed to continuing to grow as a medical service provider, and I’m confident that my skills and experience will make me a valuable addition to Cloud Clearwater’s outstanding team.


Sofia Flores”

Sample 3: “Medical assistant cover letter”

“[Today’s Date]

[Hiring Manager’s Name]

123 Company Address

Company’s City, State, Zip Code

(xxx) xxx-xxxx

Dear [Mr./Ms./Mx.] [Hiring Manager’s Last Name],

I am writing to apply for the part-time Medical Assistant position at DC Clinic, as advertised on I am a certified AAMA Medical Assistant, with 6+ years of professional experience in patient liaison, 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 George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC, I was trained in administering injections, recording EKG’s, patient scheduling, medical coding (ICD9/10 and NCPT) 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 Diploma in Medical Assisting Services from Herzing University. I’m confident that my extensive medical and administrative skills would be of benefit to this position and to DC Clinic. I have attached a copy of my resume with this email. If you need any further information, please call me at (123) 456-7895.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


[Your Name]”

Sample 4: “Medical assistant cover letter”

“Dear Mr. Taylor:

As a skilled and highly trained Medical Assistant with experience providing services to a wide variety of patients, I am pleased to present the enclosed resume. My background in supporting patient care positions me to substantially assist River Bend Medical Center in meeting—and exceeding—its healthcare goals.

From testing blood pressure and drawing blood to ordering and evaluating lab results and optimizing medical office operations, my experience in coordinating patient services and enhancing patient satisfaction positions me to excel in this role. Documenting patient information, communicating with laboratory staff, and delivering comprehensive medical instructions to patients are just a few of many tasks at which I excel, consistently providing a superior level of compassionate patient care.

Highlights of my experience include the following:

Utilizing comprehensive knowledge of medical conditions and services to order and interpret lab tests and assist in delivering medication and treatment guidelines to patients.

Communicating between doctors, pharmacists, and laboratory staff to ensure appropriate and necessary patient treatment plans.

Interacting with patients to manage expectations and ensure continuity of care.

Demonstrating an unwavering commitment to advancing overall patient/client health.

With my hands-on experience supporting care and treatment for a variety of patient types, I am confident in my ability to significantly contribute to your practice. Additionally, my innate sense of advanced responsibility and flexibility will ensure my capacity as a key asset to your team. An opportunity to discuss your needs and my qualifications in more detail would be most welcome; thank you for your consideration.


Diana Lerch”

Sample 5: “Medical assistant cover letter”


Hiring Manager Name


Mailing Address

Phone Number

Email Address

Dear [Hiring Manager Name],

Getting 7 commendations for efficiency as a CMA at MedFast was a nice achievement. But it was easy for me because I take a lot of joy in being part of a smooth, efficient system. That’s why your search for a new CMA at Big Bean Medical Clinic has me so excited.

Your job posting says you’re looking for a Certified Medical Assistant skilled in EHR, recording patient info, and medical billing, with 4+ years of experience. I’m a CMA with 5 years of experience, plus these accomplishments that fit your needs:

Collected and recorded patient info and vital signs for 45+ patients per day for 5 years.

Slashed past-due accounts by 20% by setting up automated text/email reminders.

Suggested an improvement to our patient intake procedure that cut EHR time 20 hours per month.

I’d love to find out more about how I can help save time at Big Bean Medical. Could we set aside some time for a call?

Best Regards,

[Your Name]”

Frequently Asked Questions: Examples of medical assistant cover letters

What is a strong cover letter?

Tips for writing a strong cover letter

  • Keep cover letters short. 
  • Use an active voice, keeping your tone positive and professional. 
  • Avoid beginning too many sentences with “I”. 

What are the requirements for a medical assistant?

Medical Assistant Skills

  • Confidentiality.
  • Attention to safety.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Organizational and communication skills
  • Customer focus and empathy.

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