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Application and Selection Process

Each year APPIC publishes the procedures for APPIC-member programs to select new interns through the national matching service.  Girard Medical Center adheres to all APPIC guidelines and procedures on information dissemination, interviewing, selection, and notification;  we also utilize the uniform application and ranking processes developed and administered by APPIC and the National Matching Service.   Interns therefore utilize the centralized application service to submit applications which include:


  1. AAPI                                                                                                                Desire to Work as Part of a Team...

    • Cover Letter

    • Curriculum Vita

    • Essays

    • Letters of Recommendation (3-4)

    • DCT Verification of Eligibility

  2. Transcripts

  3. Sample Psychological Evaluation Report

  4. Sample Case Conceptualization and Treatment Summary


   Dates              Requirements

Important Dates


The Deadline for Submission of Applications for Match I is December 1. 


The Training Committee reviews applications and notifies applicants regarding interview status no later than December 15th, 6pm EST. 


Applicants are offered one of two interview dates in January, and when possible applicants are provided their first choice of interview dates.  On-site interviews are preferred.  They typically include a series of interviews with psychologists and interns, and end with a wrap-up and brief tour.  Applicants unable to attend on-site interviews may be offered phone interviews, including 1 individual interview with 1-2 staff members for approximately 45 minutes. 


Following completion of interviews, applicants are ranked and submitted through APPIC's Match Process and the National Matching Service.  Any slots not filled in the Match I are offered in Match II. 



Passion for Clinical Work and Learning...




Requirements and Preferences



The ideal candidate will have the following:  MA Degree, Comprehensive Exams, and Dissertation Proposal by application deadline; Dissertation Defense prior to the start of internship; minimum of 400 hours of AAPI Intervention Hours; minimum of 100 Hours of AAPI Assessment Hours, including a minimum of  5 WAIS, and 5 batteries and reports with Adults; demonstrated interest and experience working with severe mental illness and a diverse population; a self-directed learner with a demonstrated passion for learning and contributing outside of oneself and leaving a legacy; strong case conceptualization, treatment planning, and writing skills; strong organizational skills with an ability to learn and work quickly in a fast paced environment; disciplined, detail oriented and able to complete tasks in a timely manner; a minimum of 4 years of graduate training in a PhD or PsyD Clinical or Counseling Psychology Program; and US Citizenship.  Candidates from APA-Accredited programs are preferred, but those from CPA-Accredited or Non-Accredited programs are also considered.  We also are seeking at least one candidate who is Bilingual Spanish-speaking at a conversational level to work with program participants from our Latino unit- Torre de la Raza.


We encourage all qualified applicants who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense to apply.






Experience and Commitment to Working with Diverse Groups...
Pre-Employment Requirements

Consistent with NPHS and GMC employment policy, employment is contingent upon successfully completing a pre-employment physical examination, including PPD screening and MMR; urine drug screening; a criminal background investigation, including FBI clearance; proof of liability insurance; proof of CPR/Lifesaver Training certification; a state approved CE Regarding Child Abuse Reporting Regulations; and a Reference Review. 



Strong Work Ethic and Organizational Skills...



801 W. Girard Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19122



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