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Cover Letters Samples For Psychiatrists

Psychiatrist Resume Cover Letter

A sample cover letter for psychiatrist job.

A psychiatrist resume cover letter is attached with the resume of the applicant while applying for the post in the psychiatric ward of any hospital facility. There can be in-house psychiatrists and private psychiatrists who have their own office. It is a very specialized field and their key objective is to cure their patients for mental disorders. It is done by first interviewing the patient and evaluating him/ her on certain factors like mental stability, their needs, doubts, psychological bias towards things and level of mental disturbance. These can be measured and understood only with a strong understanding about the human behavior and various psychological factors that affect the human brain and behavior. A deep understanding about the patient's past has to be there to understand his internal conflicts triggering deconstruction of normal behavior.

Education-wise, a psychiatrist has to have completed his Bachelor's degree in Medical Sciences followed by another four years of specialized medicine course to earn their M.D. certificate. All this has to be followed by at least four years of serving as a resident psychiatrist with a hospital. Following is a sample cover letter for an experienced psychiatrist.

1. Psychiatrist Resume Cover Letter (Experienced)

Richard G., Psychiatrist
12-A, Main St., Bristol
United States
Contact No.: (645)354-0956

Dr. Harvey Lee, Head
Florence Medical Centre
112 Harper Avenue,
United States

Subject- Application for the post of a Psychiatrist

Dear Dr. Lee,

I recently saw your advertisement for an available job post of in-house Psychiatrist at your hospital. This ad was posted on www.americanmedicine.com dated 21st Nov, '11. I would like to apply for the same.

I am right now located in Bristol and practicing Psychiatry at the Johnson Medical Care Centre since last 5 years. I am an in-house psychiatrist here and excel in profiling the patients and in providing comprehensive diagnosis, psychoanalysis and suitable medical care. I am an M.D. from the United States' Centre for Psychoanalysis. I have a practice certificate from the American Psychiatric Association.

Apart from this, I have a good experience of 6 years working as a psychiatrist at Raymond Centre for Psychotherapy. Here, I have worked extensively on many challenging cases as well as presented my research paper on latest breakthrough in the field of Psychoanalysis.

I am expectant of getting this job opportunity with your hospital owing to my rich experience in this field. If given the chance, I can most positively contribute to the hospital and the patients in the most competitive manner as possible. Please find my resume here.

Thanking you,

Yours Sincerely,

Richard G.,


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Go through the above psychiatrist resume sample cover letter where you will notice the simple and fact-driven language. The body of the letter has to be crisp and information-centric. Notice how the writer has stressed again and again on his extensive work in the psychiatry field. He has even mentioned about his research paper here which will further build up his impression in front of the recruiter. The key is to state distinguishing facts and information about yourself that make you stand apart from the rest of the applicants.

Along with this cover letters, refer these example of psychiatric technician resume and check this resume sample to increase chance of getting selected for interview

Bonnie Porter

123 Main Street, Stateland, ST, 99999 C: (555) 123-9876 sample.email@livecareer.com

February 16, 2014

Cooper J. Drangmeister

Kaiser Permanente

RE: Psychiatrist Position

Dear Mr. Drangmeister

With more than 17 years of dedication in psychiatry, I possess an accomplished skill set of accurate diagnosis, tailored treatment plans and patient service to help patients succeed in regaining a sense of well-being. I am a compassionate and resourceful leader that earns trust and respect from patients, family and healthcare professionals alike.

I have worked as a staff psychiatrist in diverse environments as well as operating my own private practice. Most recently, my role as Director of the Mental Health Department of Walnut Street Community Health Center gave me experience managing pharmacology for high volume, high risk community patients in a FQHC facility. I prescribed pharmaceuticals, other medications and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed medical conditions. My expertise as a diagnostician and psychopharmacologist makes me a great addition to your team.

Please review my attached resume for more details on the following qualifications:

  • 12 years experience in psychiatric private practice
  • An active Maryland Medical License and DEA License
  • Diplomate designation for American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Achieving 98% rating in overall patient satisfaction score with 98% in listening, 96% in explanation of concerns and 100% in giving time in 2013.

To complement this background, I have extensive clinical research experience as a sub-investigator in numerous research protocols.

As a member of your staff, you will find me to be a passionate team player committed to supporting you in achieving your healthcare objectives through my experience, skills and enthusiasm. I am confident I would be a valuable asset to your organization, and I look forward to speaking with you at your earliest convenience.


Bonnie Porter

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