Medical Administrative Assistant

University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Jewish Vocational Service (JVS), San Francisco Human Services Agency (SFHSA), and Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) are launching a new cycle of the EXCEL Internship Program. EXCEL provides the training necessary to gain impactful employment in the field of healthcare administration at UCSF. Before applying, meet your program instructors through the orientation video below.



EXCEL provides the following:

• 10 weeks of live virtual classroom training: basic computer skills including electronic medical records system, office skills, and job search skills (provided by JVS)*
• 16 week paid internship: 32 hours/week at UCSF
• Ongoing internship support throughout the duration of the program
• Post internship job placement assistance

Eligibility Requirements:

  • San Francisco resident, 18 years or older with High School diploma/GED
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and basic office skills
  • Proficient in English, able to pass a basic office skills assessment
  • Able to successfully complete the on-boarding process, including a criminal background check, occupational health clearance and a substance abuse screen
  • Eligible for the JobsNOW! Program
  • Compliance with Covid-19 vaccination guidelines

For more information about the program and to meet representatives from UCSF, JVS and HSA, please attend one of the following live Zoom sessions:

March 10, 2022, 10:30-11:30AM
March 15, 2022, 10:30-11:30AM
March 17, 2022, 3-4PM
March 23, 2022, 3-4PM

Attendance at a live Zoom session is highly encouraged!

Applications are now closed.

A Few of Our Instructors

Amy Preut

Amy Preut

Senior Healthcare Program Coordinator

Amy completed her Master of Public Health at San Francisco State University and became a professor there and at Skyline College, working predominantly with low income and first-generation college students. She uses these experiences in supportive services and coaching to help job seekers work toward their career goals and improve quality of life.

Tera Clemons

Tera Clemons

Training Coordinator

Tera Clemons is our full-time EXCEL instructor. Born in Kenya, she has extensive experience in healthcare instruction, including posts at Sutter Health, Kaiser Permanente, and various fertility clinics over the past 10 years. She was also a lead instructor/externship coordinator at Unitek College, and an instructor at College of Extended Learning | San Francisco State University.

Tera attended British Columbia University for undergraduate work, with a healthcare concentration, and Santa Rosa Junior College for online healthcare course design and development. She dedicates her free time to local outreach and lives for helping others understand and reach their potential. 

Program Info:

Live Virtual Classroom Training:
June 7, 2022 – August 19, 2022
(Summer Break: July 4 – July 8)

Technology support may be available for participants

UCSF Internship:
August 22, 2022 – December 8, 2022

UCSF (various San Francisco locations)

More information contact:
The EXCEL Team
[email protected]

EXCEL operates as a component of the San Francisco Healthcare Academy, a project led by JVS to coordinate the City and County of San Francisco’s healthcarerelated workforce development programs.

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