The UPMC Pharmacy Administration Fellowship Program is an integrated program that offers learning experiences at both the system level and through a dedicated scope of responsibility at UPMC Presbyterian. The Fellowship is comprised of practical, real-world experiences in management and leadership to develop skills and behaviors to prepare pharmacists to assume leadership positions in pharmacy.
The Fellowship is designed to provide a strong leadership foundation in hospital pharmacy through YEAR 1. This focuses on integrated management principles and experiences among Operational Excellence, Human Resources, Patient Care Services, Ambulatory Care Services, Compliance and Risk Management, Finance, Revenue Cycle and Managed Care, Marketing and Communications, Strategy and Business Development, Facilities, Planning, Design, and Construction and Support Services.
The second year allows fellows to develop a detailed understanding of area specific operations and become active members of a local management team. As a result, fellows will gain direct exposure to employee relations issues and have substantial opportunity for project specific work that ties to strategic goals within the selected area.
To apply, please submit the standard application requirements via www.careers.upmc.com by January 31. Standard requirements for application include curriculum vitae and letter of intent. Supplemental application material will be required in the form of academic transcripts, extracurricular activities, and four (4) letters of reference after initial application.
Applicants must be eligible for pharmacy licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The purpose of the two year Pharmacy Administrative Fellowship Program is to prepare pharmacists to assume leadership positions in pharmacy practice through cultivations of administrative aspects and skills of clinical, operational, and financial domains of pharmacy. This includes inventory management, automation and central pharmacy operations, operating room operations management, sterile products management, regulatory affairs management, controlled substance management, compliance, and team collaboration with multidisciplinary groups.
Duration: 24 months
Number Positions: 2
YEAR 1 - $ 67,000
YEAR 2 - $ 72,000
Benefits: Health, life, dental, and disability insurance; ten (10) days of vacation; some travel support available.
Fellowship Program Director:
Alfred L’Altrelli, PharmD,
Administrative Director of Pharmacy
Fellowship Program Coordinator:
Eric Schaefer, PharmD,
Pharmacy Operations Manager
Fellowship Program Clinical Coordinator:
Janine Then, PharmD,
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Marissa Davis, PharmD
Michaela Palermo, PharmD