Administrative Fellowship - UPMC Ireland - UPMC

Administrative Fellowship – UPMC Ireland

Job Description

The UPMC Administrative Fellowships are two-year program intended for post-graduates who have a passion for international healthcare management. UPMC, a world-renowned healthcare provider and insurer, is inventing new models of accountable, cost-effective, patient-centered care. The first year of the UPMC International Administrative Fellowship will be centered in Pittsburgh, PA, with the potential for short-term or extensive foreign travel.   The second year of the fellowship will be spent working across UPMC Ireland sites

Fellows will be required to commit to 3 years employment with UPMC post fellowship programme and will be remunerated accordingly.

Required skills, experience and credentials*

The UPMC Administrative Fellowship is intended for immediate post-graduate training. Interested applicants, prior to starting the fellowship program, must have a master’s degree from an accredited university or equivalent.

  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Health Administration (MHA)
  • Public Health (MPH)

*Candidates finishing master’s degree programs requiring an administrative residency after completing classroom curriculum are eligible to apply. Accepted candidates are required to complete both years of the Administrative Fellowship Program and 3-year follow-on employment with UPMC. Applicants who have completed their graduate studies within the last 24 months, prior to the time of application, will receive top consideration.

Year One Opportunities: Core Functional Rotations

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 community hospitals. The fellow will shadow the hospitals’ executive teams, gaining 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 health care expertise 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. 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.

Rotational Areas

  • Clinical Operations
  • Nursing
  • Quality
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • International Clinical Operations
  • International Training Center
  • 1-Week Externship in a Domestic Facility of Choice

Examples of Service Lines

  • Surgical Services
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oncology
  • Radiotherapy
  • Radiology
  • Cardiology
  • Pathology
  • Orthopaedics

Examples of Projects

  • Financial Analysis and Planning Projects
  • Telemedicine and New Models of Care Implementation
  • The Joint Commission, Joint Commission International and Regulatory Reviews
  • Joint Commission International and Regulatory Reviews

Year Two Opportunities:

The second year of the fellowship allows more flexibility in satisfying career objectives with an emphasis on gaining exposure in the delivery of advisory services, infrastructure consultation, and on-the-ground clinical management across UPMC service lines in Ireland.


The fellow is also assigned a preceptor during each rotation. Preceptors are responsible for guidance and progress by:

  • Defining projects
  • Ensuring that the fellow’s needs are being met
  • Meeting with the fellow regularly
  • Providing timely feedback regarding performance and progress

Fellows are responsible for providing their advisors and preceptors with all necessary information to ensure a mutually beneficial experience.

Fellows must also attend the following meetings as required:

  • Rotation preceptor meetings
  • Executive management meetings
  • CFO/revenue cycle meetings
  • Program director meetings
  • Operations Meetings
  • Board meetings
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