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Information Services Division Rotation (ISDR) Program

The ISDR Program is a leadership development program for recent graduates with a passion for information services. 

Over the course of two years, ISDRs rotate through four different divisions of the organization in order to gain an understanding of both technical and operational insight.

The program is designed to provide accelerated exposure to corporate and healthcare information services and develop dynamic information service division leaders.

Program Highlights

  • Earn a full-time salary with full-time benefits.
  • Rotate into a new experience every six months.
  • Network with UPMC executives, including Chuck Watson, UPMC’s Vice President of Enterprise Business Solutions.
  • Gain service and leadership experience by participating in various committees.
  • Interview with a variety of departments for post-program high-level positions.
  • Build life-long friendships with peers, managers, and executives.

Rotation Options

  • Enterprise Systems and Data Management
  • Enterprise Technology Infrastructure
  • Enterprise Technology Services
  • Information Security
  • Information Services Division Administrative Management
  • Physician and Provider Services
  • Voice and Data Communication

Basic Qualifications

  • Graduation date of May 2015, August 2015, December 2015, or May 2016
  • Major in computer science, information systems, health information systems, or a related field is preferred.
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA required
  • Preference will be given to candidates that have demonstrated leadership ability through their studies, employment, or extracurricular activities.


“Our inaugural class of ISDRs have found innovative ways to blend the skills they learned during both of their rotations for the betterment of our patients and their own professional development.  In the end that is what the program is about.”

-Chuck Watson, Vice President, Enterprise Business Solutions, ISDR Executive Sponsor

A Day in the Life of an ISDR - Antonio

“The nature of the program requires you to adapt, and adapt quickly in order to succeed. With four different rotations every six months, you are exposed to many different areas quickly, which is immensely valuable experience. Along with this, you are also required to pick up an assortment of new skills swiftly, and also work in an entirely new environment. This requires you to be malleable and to adapt to the new work environment. This is one of the most challenging and most exciting aspects of being an ISDR.” 

Read more stories like Antonio’s by visiting the ISDR blog.

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