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Cover letter to shadow DO

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Fp02c, Dec 31, 2007.

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  1. Fp02c

    Fp02c 5+ Year Member

    Jun 18, 2007
    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??
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  3. Jpc984

    Jpc984 5+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 2006
    Steal some material from your primary and secondary apps (unless copyrighted). Insert DO for MD and Osteopathic before physician. Explain why you think the philosophy (even if you don't believe there is a difference between allo and osteo) is applicable to real life and medicine.
  4. aliDO

    aliDO 5+ Year Member

    Dec 18, 2007
    I started mine off by saying who I was (a student with a B.S. in Biology and now doing post-bacc work, ect) and then what my goals were (to go to medical school). In the next paragraph I stated why I was interested in osteopathic medicine. Keep it short and simple.
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  5. RySerr21

    RySerr21 i aint kinda hot Im sauna 7+ Year Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    i sent a letter to about 10 DOs and got a response from most of them. i just introduced mysef, gave a brief bio about where i go to school and some accomplishments, then told him/her why i nwated to shadow...if you want i can send it to you...just PM me or something

    the end of the letter looked lilke this...

    My goal this summer is to receive exposure to the osteopathic profession and learn about the osteopathic philosophy so that I can make a well-educated decision about the future of my medical career. I can provide letters or contacts for recommendations upon your request.
    If you are willing to discuss the possibility of me job shadowing you throughout this summer and/or the possibility of employment, please contact me by email or cell phone listed above. I appreciate your time in considering my request, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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