The UPMC International Administrative Fellowship is a two-year leadership development program for graduate level students with a passion for international health care management.
UPMC International has a wide range of operations across the globe, with a concentrated focus in China, Ireland, Italy, and Kazakhstan. For nearly two decades, UPMC International has shared UPMC’s clinical, technological, and managerial knowledge and expertise with global partners, offering customizable solutions benefitting patients and regions.
Fellows participate in core functional rotations during their first year of the program and pursue a specific interest during the second year of the program. Upon completion of the program, fellows are prepared to move into roles within the organization.
The following training and development courses will be offered to provide exposure to key areas of human resource management:
The UPMC International administrative fellow will primarily spend the first year of the program rotating through the Health Services Division at UPMC East and UPMC McKeesport to shadow the hospitals’ executive teams and gain observational and practical experience within operations and administration.
Additionally, the fellow will rotate through UPMC International division located at US Steel Tower, to learn more about international health care administration and the foundation of UPMC’s on a regional and global scale. Each of these campuses maintains a distinct personality and purpose within the UPMC organization and maintains a vital role in the communities it serves.
Throughout the first year, the fellow will complete formalized rotations with an assigned executive mentor per rotation. Rotations will primarily involve shadowing key executive and management teams, with supplemental project work as appropriate. Rotations will focus in each of the following areas:
Fellows will be given exposure to the international equivalent of each of the core focus areas, facilitating a smooth transition to international exposure in year two.
The fellow will also be assigned a service line to provide an opportunity for a longitudinal focus during the first year.
Examples of service lines ISD fellows may work on include:
Examples of projects, roles, etc. that fellows may experience include:
Examples of first year externships include:
The second year of the fellowship allows more flexibility in satisfying career objectives with an emphasis on gaining focused exposure in-country in the delivery of advisory services, infrastructure consultation, and on-the-ground clinical management.
Based on the organization’s needs, fellows may have opportunities in the following countries:
The fellow is also assigned a preceptor during each rotation. Preceptors are responsible for guidance and progress by:
Fellows are responsible for providing their advisors and preceptors with all necessary information to ensure a mutually beneficial experience. Fellows will attend appropriate meetings aligned with their area of focus and at the recommendation of their preceptor.