Pharmacy residents

Developing the future clinical pharmacist

The 12-month PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic in Florida provides comprehensive educational experiences centered on a challenging, quality-oriented practice and learning environment. A diverse patient population coupled with dedicated faculty promotes teamwork while providing the optimal residency learning experience.

PGY-1 pharmacy residents:

  • Design and manage therapeutic regimens
  • Establish outcomes and monitoring parameters for hospitalized and ambulatory patients
  • Participate in clinical and operational services to support safe medication use processes
  • Train in pharmacy management to understand integration of services and programs that support departmental mission and goals
  • Investigate a particular element of pharmacy practice as a research project
  • Train in medical informatics to support safe medication use processes and enhancement of pharmaceutical care

Program history

The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic in Florida is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Graduates of this residency have consistently found immediate employment in academia, hospital pharmacy practice and ambulatory care clinics. Approximately one-third of the program's graduates have accepted positions at the Jacksonville campus of Mayo Clinic.

The residency program is continuously evaluated for improvement opportunities to ensure graduates make a seamless transition into clinical practice. Five candidates a year are selected on a competitive basis.

Dedicated preceptors

Preceptors for the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency provide patient care in many practice areas and are actively involved in resident teaching and other scholarly activities. The preceptors come from diverse backgrounds and share numerous years of experience, clinical knowledge and interests. Residents have direct access to these and many more preceptors and mentors to optimize the learning experience.

Many pharmacists at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are certified by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties in various practice areas. All residency program preceptors meet the qualifications outlined by the ASHP.


Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, has more than 300 hospital beds and also cares for patients in the ambulatory care setting. In addition to medical and surgical services, the institution is renowned for programs in liver, bone marrow, pancreas, kidney, and heart and lung transplantation.

Additionally, extensive operating room resources and an emergency department provide innovative learning environments. The wide variety of patients optimizes the learning experience and provides diverse exposure to countless disease states.

Nov. 02, 2016