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.

Year I: Core Functional Rotations — Physician Services Division (PSD) Fellowship

Exposes Fellows To:

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
  • Administration
  • Legal
  • Finance/Revenue
  • Quality Improvement
  • Graduate Medical Education
  • Hospital Rotation
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Academic Research & Continuing Medical Education
  • Medical Management
  • Clinical Departments
  • CMI
  • UPMC Health Plan Rotations



Project Examples

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
  • Attend executive meetings
    • Monthly Administrator Meeting
    • Council of Clinical Chairs
    • PSD Corporate Management Meeting
    • PSD Management Forum

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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