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Pharmacy Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Clinic/Outpatient (Minnesota)

Program description

Mayo Clinic Pharmacy offers a variety of five-week Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotations to students completing their final year of pharmacy school. Individuals completing the ambulatory care rotation will further develop their skills in providing medication therapy management to a variety of patients. The pharmacy management rotation is designed to expose the student to issues affecting pharmacy management, and the pharmacy research rotation allows the student to explore the pharmacist's role in outpatient dispensing of investigational medication.

The Pharmacy APPE Clinic/Outpatient program includes all the elements that create an exceptional education experience:

  • A challenging, high-quality curriculum
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic and research facilities
  • A diverse patient population
  • A favorable faculty ratio
  • An environment based on teamwork and mutual support


Mayo Foundation is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

  • Higher Learning Commission
    • 30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400
      Chicago, IL 60602-2504
    • Phone: 800-621-7440 (toll-free) or 312-263-0456
    • Fax: 312-263-7462


The Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester is comprised of an extensive outpatient complex, two hospitals, as well as multiple research and education facilities.

It is among the largest, most advanced medical centers in the world.

Mayo Clinic Pharmacy

Mayo Clinic Pharmacy employs about 200 people, including approximately 60 pharmacists. The pharmacies operate seven days a week and provide pharmaceutical services, including:

  • Patient counseling
  • Pharmacy specialty practices
  • Investigational drug studies
  • Patient education programs
  • Prescription compounding
  • Drug information programs
  • In-service education
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee support

Mayo Clinic's electronic medical record uses two computer programs, Documents Browser and MICS LastWord, to document patient care. Information contained in these systems includes patient demographics, provider notes from each appointment, provider orders (including prescription orders), laboratory and microbiology results, patient allergies, immunization records, and upcoming appointments. Pharmacists at Mayo Clinic use this information to assist in their management of a patient's medication therapy.


For the majority of the APPE experience, your learning schedule will include eight-hour days, five days per week.


Mayo School of Health Sciences admits up to 12 students each year based on affiliation agreements with Creighton University, Drake University, North Dakota State University, and the University of Minnesota. The program also admits students who have previously completed a pharmacy internship at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

  • Nov 2, 2012
  • ART677929