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.

YEAR 1: Pharmacy Integrated Management

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.

YEAR 2: Pharmacy Administrative Practice

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.

APPLICATION PROCESS

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.

MISSION

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.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Duration: 24 months
Number Positions: 2
Salary:
YEAR 1 - $ 67,000
YEAR 2 - $ 72,000

Benefits: Health, life, dental, and disability insurance; ten (10) days of vacation; some travel support available.

LEARNING EXPERIENCES

    Core Concentrated
  • Direct Patient Care and Pharmacy Practice
  • Team Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations
  • Pharmacy Information Technology and Automation
  • Inventory and Asset Management
  • Drug Procurement and Shortage Management
  • Regulatory Affairs and Controlled Substance Management
  • Finance and Budgeting
  • Quality Management
  • Medication Use Safety and Risk Management
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Special Procurement and Drug Shortage Management
  • Pharmacy Management at other UPMC facilities
    Longitudinal
  • Health System Pharmacy Operations
  • Formulary Review
  • Pharmacy Administrator on Duty/Call
  • Concentrated Project
  • Quality Management
  • Research
  • Professional Presentation

PRECEPTORS AND SITES

Fellowship Program Director:
Alfred L’Altrelli, PharmD,
Administrative Director of Pharmacy
laltrelliaa@upmc.edu

Fellowship Program Coordinator:
Eric Schaefer, PharmD,
Pharmacy Operations Manager
schaeferg@upmc.edu

Fellowship Program Clinical Coordinator:
Janine Then, PharmD,
thenje@upmc.edu

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

FELLOWS

Marissa Davis, PharmD
Michaela Palermo, PharmD



Contact Information

Program Director Alfred L’Altrelli, PharmD
Administrative Director of Pharmacy
200 Lothrop Street
UPMC Presbyterian, F186
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 802-6756
laltrelliaa@upmc.edu