Program description

The Pharmacy Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Hospital/Inpatient provides Pharm.D. candidates with an understanding of institutional practice with a focus on the decentralized model of hospital pharmacy.

This clinical experience, which runs four to six weeks, exposes Pharm.D. candidates to various areas of hospital pharmacy practice at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona. Primary emphasis centers on clinical pharmacy practice in an acute setting.

Participants may be exposed to areas that include critical care, infectious diseases, bone marrow transplant and hematology/oncology.

Program goals

  • Develop knowledge and skills in oncology therapeutics
  • Contribute to an interdisciplinary health care team offering patient-specific pharmacotherapy interventions
  • Strengthen communication skills by presenting formal and informal lectures


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Affiliated institutions

For Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences' Pharmacy APPE Hospital/Inpatient, priority is given to students enrolled at affiliated institutions. However, limited spots are also available for students enrolled elsewhere, and all students are encouraged to apply.

Contact the program director for more information or to learn how to enroll in a Mayo Clinic-affiliated pharmacy program.


Mayo Clinic in Arizona has two campuses. On the Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix is the state-of-the-art Mayo Clinic Hospital, the first hospital entirely designed and built by Mayo Clinic. It has been recognized several times by Phoenix magazine as the "Best Hospital in Phoenix."

The Mayo Clinic campus in Scottsdale is centered around a beautiful, five-story outpatient clinic. This modern facility contains extensive exam rooms, an outpatient surgery center equipped for general anesthesia, a full-service laboratory, pharmacy, patient education library, endoscopy suite, and a 188-seat auditorium for patient, staff and student education programs. Services in numerous medical and surgical disciplines are provided, including outstanding programs in cancer treatment and organ transplantation.


For the majority of the Pharmacy APPE Hospital/Inpatient, your learning schedule will include eight-hour days, five days a week.

Class size

Each year, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences admits up to 10 students to its Pharmacy APPE Hospital/Inpatient. This ensures you will receive one-on-one instruction and a comprehensive educational experience.

Aug. 01, 2016