UPMC’s Information Services Division Rotational (ISDR) program is a two-year leadership development program that provides participants with four six-month rotations exploring areas of information services and technology.What makes you excited to go to work every day? Our Information Services Division Rotation (ISDR) program participants give answers to this question, revealing the key perks that keep them motivated as health care IT professionals. See what they had to say!

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Having Meaningful Challenges and Responsibility

There is never a dull moment for ISDRs, and it sounds like they love it! Many of the ISDRs mentioned that they enjoyed feeling accomplished; they loved the challenges they are given and the opportunities they have to make real contributions.

“The most challenging parts of my work have been what motivate me and make me want to go to work.” –Kendal C.

“It gives me a great feeling of satisfaction when I am able to solve a problem.” –Kyle M.

Making a Difference

Participants in the ISDR program make real, meaningful contributions to their teams. And the work ISDRs do affects more than just the teams they work in. It has an impact on everything UPMC does.

“Knowing that I come to work and help clear tickets and work on projects that the team didn’t have the resources for before me is very rewarding.”–James U.

“I’m motivated by knowing I am doing valuable work that not only helps UPMC, but also patients, doctors and researchers.”–Rebecca K.

“There is always something to do. We live in a time where we have access to more data and communication methods than ever before. How can we use these to better the life quality of every patient who comes through our doors?”–John M.

Learning New Skills While Doing Work They Love!

ISDRs rotate four times during the two-year program, and there are a lot of opportunities to learn and grow as IT professionals.

“Solving problems, learning new skills, and ultimately helping others motivates me in my career every day.” –Nicholas B.

“The potential to learn new things and get involved with projects that are genuinely interesting and align with my interests motivates me to do well and come to work with a positive attitude.”–Kyle A.

“Learning and seeing something different each day motivates me. Each team I have had the pleasure to work with has been very embracing and patient with me.”–Paul K.


If meaningful challenges, making a difference, and learning new skills motivate you, too, we think you’d be a pretty great addition to the UPMC ISDR program! Why don’t you check it out and see if it’s right for you? 

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