The two-year administrative fellowship provides exposure to all aspects of hospital and physician practice operations and management. It's ideal for those who wish to pursue a career in health administration.
UPMC Susquehanna is an affiliate of UPMC and a northcentral Pennsylvania based health system. UPMC Susquehanna joined the UPMC Family in 2016. Comprised of seven hospitals and a total of 317 licensed acute and 258 long-term beds, the system provides a wide array of services. The hospitals that form the foundation of UPMC Susquehanna are very much a part of the area's rich history, and have a long-standing tradition of providing care to generations of families in northcentral Pennsylvania.
Serving patients from a total of 12 counties, UPMC Susquehanna is continually growing, and serves as the north central Pennsylvania hub for UPMC. Most recently, the system acquired Lock Haven as well as a recent merger with Charles Cole Memorial Hospital.
The following training and development courses will be offered to provide exposure to key areas of human resource management:
The UPMC Susquehanna administrative fellow will primarily spend the first year of the program rotating through the Health Services Division at UPMC Susquehanna and shadow the hospital’s executive team, gaining observational and practical experience within operations and administration.
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:
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 direct associate management experience.
Based on the organization’s needs, fellows may have opportunities in the following:
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 must also attend the following meetings:
First Year Fellow
Pennsylvania State University