Director's Welcome

I can't imagine a more exciting time to begin a challenging and rewarding career in emergency medicine pharmacy. Join a devoted team of people who are passionate about what they do, from compassionate direct patient care to training our residents and students and performing clinical research.

Emergency medicine is the fastest growing specialty in pharmacy practice. Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester is at the forefront of this growth. Trained and experienced pharmacists provide clinical services for 16 hours a day with overlapping shifts in the emergency department. We provide direct patient care at the bedside and make recommendations for the management of patients presenting to the emergency department with a vast array of complex and high acuity medical, surgical and drug-related problems.

Because Mayo Clinic is a Level I Trauma Center, a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, a Comprehensive Stroke Center and a major cardiovascular referral facility, pharmacists in the emergency department formally participate in the emergent care and resuscitation and stabilization of patients presenting with trauma, stroke, myocardial infarction, shock and overdoses. The opportunity to meaningfully contribute is yours.

Mayo Clinic has proudly developed a highly qualified and dedicated group of preceptors to help you become an exemplary emergency medicine clinical pharmacist. Our residency is tailored to your needs and desires — whatever those may be. Your knowledge base and pharmacotherapy skills will mature and be refined through participation in interdisciplinary patient care and a rigorous curriculum in emergency medicine.

Given that toxicology, critical care and emergency preparedness are key components of emergency medicine pharmacy practice, you will have the opportunity to gain focused expertise in these areas. We will also help you develop your strengths and weaknesses, whether you need enhanced writing, communication, management or teaching skills.

We are very grateful to have the best residents in the country joining our team of clinical pharmacists. A word of caution: It's hard to leave once you get here! But rest assured that the commitment and sacrifice devoted to this residency program will serve you well in future endeavors.

Best regards,

  • Maria I. Rudis, Pharm.D., R.Ph.
    • Program Director
    • PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Emergency Medicine at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester
Nov. 10, 2016