SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I called a local DO for shadowing and spoke with his nurse who suggested writing a letter and attaching a resume so that he can read it when he comes back from vacation. I have been trying to write a cover letter expressing my interest in osteopathic medicine and requesting the opportunity to shadow him at his convenience. I just donw know how to start it. Has anybody here done something like this?? If so.. do you have any suggestions?? .