Physician Services Division (PSD) Administrative Fellowship Track
The two-year PSD fellowship provides exposure to all aspects of physician practice management. It's ideal for those who wish to pursue a career in physician practice management or academic medical management.
The first year is comprised of rotations, in which the fellow will primarily be involved in project work. Key areas of focus may include (but are not limited to):
- Clinical Operations in Physician Practices
- Quality Improvement
- Graduate Medical Education
- Hospital Rotation
- UPMC Health Plan
- Academic Research & Continuing Medical Education
- Medical Management
- Clinical Departments
Examples of projects that PSD fellows may work on include:
- Coordinating various task forces
- Creating financial dashboards and budgets
- Performing cost benefit analysis; trending financial data
- Implementing quality-of-care improvement initiatives
- Participating in physician practice acquisitions and divestures
- Space planning
- Clinical staffing and scheduling
- Patient care and quality process improvement
- Refreshing patient access and patient satisfaction initiatives
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Year II: Flexible Year — Physician Services Division (PSD) Fellowship
The second year of the fellowship allows fellows to apply core competencies obtained in the first year to operational and/or management opportunities within the Physician Services Division.
Based on the organization’s needs and fellow’s areas of interest, fellows may have opportunities in the following:
- Project work as assigned by a PSD administrator – such as the executive vice president of administration and operations – or other members of PSD senior management
- Department management and/or operations
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Roles and Expectations — Physician Services Division (PSD) Fellowship
Each PSD fellow is assigned an advisor who serves as a mentor and an advocate throughout the entire fellowship.
Each fellow is also assigned a preceptor during each rotation. Preceptors are responsible for guidance and progress by:
- Defining projects
- Ensuring that fellows' needs are being met
- Meeting with fellows 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.
Interested in Applying for a PSD Fellowship?
See the fellowship requirements and how to apply.
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