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Writing an Effective Physician Assistant Cover Letter

physician assistant cover letterTips When Writing a PA Cover Letter

Do not write your PA cover letter so much with an eye to it being a PA application; instead, try to make it sound more like an offer of a solution to the respective reader. Use your education, experience, skill set and abilities to display yourself as the solution to the vacancy that you are applying to.

physician assistant cover letter sampleBy keeping the focus on offering yourself as the person that will bear the load of work and responsibility as a physician assistant make sure your physician assistant cover letter contains the answers to the following questions:

  • What is your purpose in writing the cover letter for PA?

To express your sincere interest regarding the position and effectively inform the reader of the physician assistant cover letter about it. It is also meant as an introduction to all the attached documents.

  • What are the advantages that you offer to the institute through your PA cover letter?

In your PA school personal statement ensure to mention the position that you are applying for before describing why you are the perfect match for it.

  • Why are specifically interested in the position with this particular institute?

Inform the reader of the cover letter for PA why you chose their organization for your application and that you are absolutely interested in their work. Advisable is to stress the fact why you would be an asset to the employer.

  • How do you plan to fulfill your commitment?

This requires that you to show in the physician assistant cover letter your absolute commitment to the specialty chosen and that you possess the necessary attitude.

Sample of a Cover Letter for PA

1354 Jacaranda Cresent                     

48209 Detroit                          


December 14th, 2015

Dr. Christian Smith                                         

Medical Supervisor                                                                                                 

Detroit Medical University                                                                                                                     

1547 Flamingo Road                                                  

Detroit 48212                                                                   


Re: Assistant Physicians Applications

Dear Dr. Smith,

I have recently read about your requirement for a Physician Assistant at your Detroit General Hospital. I see myself as an exceptional contender for this vacancy due to my Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine, certification by the NCCPA (National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants) plus my 3 years work experience in this specific area of expertise. I am absolutely capable of serving the requirements of your hospital.

As I have read in your job description, you are looking for an individual that is highly skilled for the mentioned Assistant Physician position. The below-listed qualities are what describe my professional attitude and abilities the best:

  • Educated and able to read and interpret patients medical history
  • Expertise at ordering and translating diagnostic tests, including blood test and x-rays
  • Physical examinations for checking a patient’s health according to standards
  • Vast experience concerning counsel with patients and their relatives.
  • Experienced in performing physical evaluation according to a patient’s sickness or injuries

Additionally, I display excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a very keen eye for detail. Completing my statements, the enclosed documentation confirms the stated facts about my abilities, education, and experience.

Being a motivated and creative Physician Assistant, I am looking forward to discussing the vacancy in detail and hearing more about your Detroit Medical University. In the following week, I shall contact you by phone to arrange an interview according to with your schedule. Until then, I can be reached at my phone number (666) 256-6453.

Thank you for your consideration and time

Respectfully Yours,


Malcolm Xavier

Attached: Resume

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