The CHOP Information Services Innovation Excellence Program is a formal, year-long, competitive program designed to provide both undergraduate and graduate students with practical training and exposure to leading-edge technology and trends in healthcare IT.
Successful applicants will work a minimum of three months at CHOP, and will have the opportunity to work on ongoing projects and assist with developing strategic initiatives. Ongoing interaction with leadership both in IS and hospital-wide will expose the student to various leadership styles and initiatives in the organization. Learn more about the Innovation Excellence Program.
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Visit our career search page and search by keyword “Student” to see co-op postings. The application process requires transcripts, letters of recommendation and an essay describing an understanding of information technology in a healthcare setting or strategic planning for leading-edge technology. Please note: Student positions are only posted during late May and late September.
Candidates should be currently enrolled as a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student in an accredited college, preferably with previous work experience. Students in information technology, software engineering, business administration and related fields are encouraged to apply.
The IS co-ops are paid based on industry standards.
Please email us for more information.
Lorenc Cici joined The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as an Information Services (IS) Co-op in September 2012. While pursuing a degree in computer science, Cici supported the Quality Program and Training teams. For the Quality Program team, Cici supported the IS FY 2013 documentation goal project by managing the master documentation list and metrics. On the Training team, he helped communicate application training information to CHOP employees, and developed new training resources for CHOP's electronic medical record system, EPIC.
Chenaj Teja Potu came to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as an Information Services (IS) Co-op in May 2012. His experience as a Business Analyst and his knowledge of multiple programming languages made Chenaj highly effective in his role. His primary responsibility was to support the EPIC Bridges team, which transmits data (patient information, orders, results etc.) between various clinical applications within the Hospital's electronic medical record platform. Potu earned a master's degree in Business Intelligence from Saint Joseph's University.
Patrick Philbin first came to the Information Services (IS) Department at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in as an intern in May 2011. He got to know IS by working on the referring physician database, supporting the Financial Application team, and completing projects for CHOP’s ambulatory locations. Philbin came back the following spring to work in the Project Management office. In December 2012, Philbin was brought on full-time in the Platform Engineering group, which researches, designs, and develops solutions to satisfy CHOP’s business requirements.