Application Letter for Medical House Officer [Best Template 2023]

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Suppose you just recently graduated from medical school. In that case, the next step is to secure a position for your medical housemanship (house job) in total fulfillment of your training in medical school.

Getting placement for medical housemanship can be competitive in some places. So to get ahead of other applicants, you need to make sure that you have a well-written curriculum vitae, complete supporting documents, and a compelling application letter for medical house officer position.

In this post, we will be looking out how to write an application letter for medical housemanship using a template that will be shown below. You can also download the template for free and use it to craft your own application letter for medical housemanship in a few minutes.

How do I write an Application Letter for Housemanship?

application letter for medical house officer
Writing a house job application letter

Writing a doctor application letter for a hospital job is different from an application letter for a medical doctor (fresh graduate) because you literally have zero experience in medical practice.

And if you check most resources online, you will be seeing mostly templates of medical application letters for hospital jobs. But if you want to write an application letter for housemanship bearing in mind that you do not have much experience, then you must leverage your experience during medical school; your clinical rotations, relevant extra-curricular activities, and membership in reputable organizations.

Also, Read; Ultimate Guide to Housemanship in Nigeria

Template of Application Letter for Medical House Officer in a Hospital

The template of writing an application letter for medical house officers is similar to that of any other formal letter. It comprises:

  • Your Address
  • Address of the Chief Medical Director
  • Salutation/greeting
  • Heading/Title of the letter
  • Body of the letter
  • Closure
  • Your contact details

1. Your Address

This is should be the location of your permanent residence. You could use your home address or a permanent office address if you have one. This should be enclosed by the date you are writing the letter.

NB: Your address should be on the right-hand side of the page.


4 Nuban Street,

Off Akelere Road,


Lagos State.

10th August 2022

Address of the Chief Medical Director

This should be on the left-hand side, just below the date in your own address. You can ask for the address to which you should direct your letter. But in most cases, the application letter for housemanship in hospitals is usually addressed to the CMD.


The Chief Medical Director,

Lagos University Teaching Hospital,


Lagos State.


A simple greeting; Dear Sir/Ma.

Heading/Title of the letter


Body of the letter

This is the essential part of the letter. Here it would help if you leveraged your acquired experiences in medical school. One mistake you should avoid is making the body of your application letter too common.

Even though it is just a housemanship, making your application letter stand out is never bad.


” Please accept my application for the Medical Housemanship in {Name of teaching hospital you are applying to}, as I believe that the combination of my previous experience, field education, and developed skill set makes me a perfect candidate for your institution. If given the opportunity I will be working in your institution with a proactive approach, an excellent work ethic, and a strong determination to meet all your goals and expectations.

As stated in my Curriculum Vitae, I am a graduate of {Name of your medical school} with good academic results. On top of academia, I also participated in multiple extracurricular activities, for instance, {List all the non-academic/extra-curricular activities you engaged in while in school (Examples include: medical research, medical outreach missions, leadership roles, social club, and any relevant hobby…About 3 to 5 extracurricular activities are good)}. My involvement in these activities has helped me to become an effective team player and taught me how to work with people from various backgrounds.

As a part of my voluntary work, I also served as Any important volunteer work you did/leadership role. This tremendous experience has allowed me to work with various professionals and experts and gave me a great opportunity to focus more on helping others.

If accepted into your institution, I promise to uphold the standard and ethics of the profession and to discharge my duties well in promoting the quality of life of patients put under my care.

Thank you for your time and consideration and I look forward to hearing from you soon.”


This is where you end the letter by using any of the popular closures like Yours sincerely, Kind Regards, etc.

Your contact details

Always include your contact details at the end of every application letter. This is usually;

  • Your email address and
  • Phone number

Also, Read; How Much are doctors paid during housemanship?

Summary: House Job Application Letter Template

Writing an application letter for medical housemanship is very simple and straightforward just as above, but due to the time factors, you may not be able to calm down and compose a script that is compelling.

But having the template above in mind, you can easily get one especially if you are being choked up time.

PS – A lot of fresh medical graduates and doctors visit our website daily and they use the above template for their house job application letters. But if you want something different and unique, message us on WhatsApp and we will get one ready for you within 12 hours for a small fee.

We wish you the best in your medical career journey.

Also, Read; How to Prepare for medical housemanship

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