Doctor Resignation Letter [Free Samples]

A doctor resignation letter isn’t necessarily easy to write but with these tips it can be accomplished post haste.

Be Tactful

It’s important to be tactful when resigning. Even if there are serious personal issues at hand remember that this letter will be placed into an employment file that will reflect upon the employee for years to come. 

No matter the reason or reasons for leaving, remain tactful and avoid any negativity in the resignation letter.

Be Thankful

Begin the letter by thanking the current position for the learning opportunity given. Thank them for the support and help that has been given. 

Thank them for the chance to work with them. Let them know how much they are appreciated (yes, even if they aren’t be civil and tactful here). 

Leave them with a professional opinion of the employee. Again, remember that this letter will be placed into an employee file and can affect the employee for years to come.

Brief Explanation

Give a brief explanation as to the reason for leaving. An opportunity that just can’t be passed up is always a worthy choice. 

A sample might go like this: “I would like to thank all of the staff at Mystery Hospital for their encouragement and assistance during my employment. 

I appreciate the opportunity to have worked with such a great group of people and I will be taking with me valuable insight into my job position. 

Having worked with such a great group of people was a valuable opportunity for my education”.

Be Humble

Be sure to state in the resignation letter that the decision wasn’t an easy decision to come to. 

Examples might go like this: “Although this was a difficult decision to make, I feel I must take this opportunity to move my career upwardly” or another example might read: “It is with deep introspective soul searching that I’ve decided to accept another position that will launch my career forward”.

Best Wishes

Wish former co workers and employers the best and thank them again for allowing the opportunity to work with them. Even if it’s not sincere, it’s appreciated by all.

Avoid The Dirty Details

Perhaps the job was miserable and co workers were difficult. Don’t go into this in the doctor resignation letter. 

This letter is not the time, nor the place for such revelations. Keep them to oneself and keep the letter on the positive side. Self respect and the respect of colleagues may well outweigh the revenge factor.


If the departing employee is willing and able to be available to ease the transition of the new employee be sure to mention that briefly in the letter. “I’d be happy to ease the transition of the new employee into my position”.

Give Notice As Per The Contract

Most employers, hospitals or clinics, require a set notification time for resignations. A quick perusal of the contract or call the the human resources department will help in knowing the time line requirement for a resignation. 

If an earlier resignation is desired, ask politely for example: “Although my contract states I am required a 2 week notice, I would like to go to my new job position as soon as next week. If there is any way to accomplish this please let me know”.


End the letter with a little bit of fluff telling the employer again (reworded of course) how much it meant to work with the company, co workers and the employer.

Give a polite “Thank You” at the end of the letter and the employee’s name.

Writing a resignation letter can be intimidating but following these guidelines will help to make it a bit easier.

Sample 1 – Doctor Resignation Letter

Subject: Resignation for [Your Name]

Dear Chief of Staff [Name],

Please accept this letter of resignation from the position of doctor, effective two weeks from today. My last day at [Name of Hospital] will be [date].

I have accepted a position with another hospital that will further my growth and development in my career.

I have enjoyed working at [Name of Hospital] and will miss my colleagues. However, this new position will challenge my growth and further my career.

During the next two weeks, I am willing to help you in any way to make the transition as smooth as possible.

This includes assisting in recruiting and training my replacement. Please let me know if there is anything specific that you would like me to do.

Again, it has been a pleasure working as a part of your practice.

Best regards,

Your Name

Sample 2 – Doctor Resignation Letter

Subject: Resignation for [Your Name]

Dear Chief of Staff [Name],

This is to inform you that I have accepted a position in another hospital. Therefore, I would like to offer my resignation dated [date].

I appreciate the professional development and growth from [Name of Hospital], and in particular, from you.

Your mentoring support has encouraged me, and I hope that we will continue our relationship as I move forward in my career.

I wish you continued growth and success in the future.


Your Name

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