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Pharmacy Fellowship in Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Diseases

06 Jan 2021 10:24 AM | Anonymous

Pharmacy Admin Fellow - Year 1


UPMC Presbyterian is looking for a Pharmacy Administration Fellow to join their pharmacy team. The Pharmacy Administrator Fellow will be scheduled to work full-time hours consisting of Monday – Friday shifts and every 4th weekend. There is a rotating on-call schedule that consists of rotating days, evenings, overnights, and weekends. There is also a rotating holiday requirement. This fellowship will be primarily clinically based by providing care for patients with some administration duties of forming program initiatives. Candidates who have completed a PGY1/PGY2 are preferred. Apply today to learn more! 

The UPMC Pharmacy Administration Fellowship Program (PAFP) is an integrated program that offers learning experiences in both the UPMC Health System and through dedicated scope of responsibility at UPMC Presbyterian. The program is a 24 month experience designed to provide fellows with practical experience in health care management through rotation based structure that trains young professionals and helps them develop leadership skills and qualities. Each fellow will be expected to work on various projects during each rotation, maintain their assigned scope of responsibility while also learning from their preceptors and mentors.


  •  Serve as an interim leader on institutional leadership committees.
  • Maintain operations, oversee staff and manage all other aspects of assigned scope of responsibility.
  • Completion of the 18 core rotations plus 6 elective rotations. Availability of elective rotations are subject to the fellows' interests and also the availability of the division/department desired.
  • Coordinate day-to-day operational management.
  • Must build relationships throughout the organization and proactively seek projects and opportunities for the second year of the fellowship.
  • Assist in the recruitment of new Administrative Fellows and should serve as a mentor for junior colleagues.
  • Attend all relevant management and administrative meetings. May be required to provide administrative support for some of these meetings.
  • Lead special projects and system-wide initiatives both short and long term.
  • Maintain a portfolio of work and experiences as at the end of the program, Fellows will have gained an understanding of clinical operations both in the pharmacy and in general for the hospital at large, as well as had the opportunity to work in areas such as finance, business/network development, performance improvement, human resources, patient safety/quality, physician relations, nursing relations and marketing/recruitment/ talent acquisition/communications and use the portfolio to demonstrate this involvement.
  • Provide a written summary of experiences and key issues learned at the conclusion of each rotation, and must provide feedback on how the rotation could be improved.
  • Participate in a structured mentorship program that requires meeting regularly with preceptors and mentors and provide all necessary information to ensure a mutually beneficial experience.
  • Must complete all tasks and projects as assigned by members of the program director, coordinator and preceptors.


  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) from an accredited school of pharmacy or B.S. with 2 years of experience
  • Completion of a residency program preferred (PGY1/PGY2)
  • Excellent communication, analytical, financial, and interpersonal skills are required
  • The ability to interface with numerous players in various departments and entities is important
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills are important

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Pharmacist license required within 6 months
  • Pharmacist 

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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Interested candidates or those with questions can contact me at:

Ryan Shields, PharmD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Co-Director Antimicrobial Management Program

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


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