West Philadelphia Skills Initiative - Patient Services Associate Program in partnership with Penn Medicine

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Program Description

Thank you for your interest in the Patient Services Associate Program built in partnership with Penn Medicine! This program focuses on connecting participants to sustainable long-term strategies for gaining employment, retaining employment, and advancing at work. Graduates of this program can earn the opportunity to interview for Patient Services Associate positions openings with Penn Medicine.

Because the application process can take 45-minutes or more to complete well, first answer the questions below to determine if you are eligible for this opportunity.

Are you eligible?
   To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:
  • Be currently unemployed
  • Live in the City of Philadelphia
  • Possess a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Consistent work experience

Program Schedule
Daily program attendance is required for successful completion of the program.

The schedule is as follows:
  • Facilitated group conversations Mon-Fri, 9a-12p,  from 07/12/21 - 07/23/21
  • Additional one on one and small group virtual meetings several times a week between 12p-3p
  • Approximately 2 hours of daily reading and reflection exercises

You are ineligible to apply for this program. Thank you for your interest. 

Referral Source


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Please tell us about any academic experience, even if you have not yet earned a degree/certification.


You must have a high school diploma or GED to participate in this program.



Please tell us about your employment history starting with your most recent position (you may add up to three). It is a requirement to list a minimum of 2-years work experience to be considered.


If hours vary, indicate the average number of hours each week. 

MM/DD/YYYY Format. For example, 10/14/2019

MM/DD/YYYY Format. For example, 10/14/2019

Please list two previous supervisors as professional references

Please account for any full month since leaving High School or College that you were not working

Please list any volunteer experience starting with your most recent role


I certify that my answers are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. If this application leads to entry into the program, I understand that false or misleading information in my application or interview may result in my release from the program.

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Thank you for applying to University City District’s West Philadelphia Skills Initiative.
The application deadline is  June 25th, 2021 at 5:00pm.  

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Applications submitted after this date will be not accepted. Consideration for entry into subsequent programs requires that a new application be submitted.