Pharmacy Practice Residency at Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital (Minnesota)
Pharmacists successfully completing the one-year Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital Pharmacy Practice Residency Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) will be proficient practitioners providing advanced pharmaceutical care services to pediatric patients.
You will understand how to manage a pharmacy practice effectively and efficiently, while demonstrating professional maturity and sound ethical character.
While interacting with health-care professionals, residents, students, patients and their caregivers to optimize drug therapy outcomes, you will learn to communicate effectively and demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills.
The skills needed to evaluate the literature and to conduct a major project will be developed and refined. You will be able to identify and promulgate drug use policies in cooperation with medical staff and administration. A commitment to the process of personal continuous improvement will be evident.
The 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 Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital Pharmacy Practice Residency is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
Mayo Foundation is also accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission.
Higher Learning Commission
30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
The Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester is comprised of an extensive outpatient complex, Saint Marys Hospital, Rochester Methodist Hospital as well as multiple research and education facilities.
It is among the largest, most advanced medical centers in the world.
Mayo Eugenia Litta Children's Hospital is a "hospital within a hospital" at the Saint Marys Hospital campus. The Children's Hospital is a 130-bed hospital in which all major pediatric subspecialties are represented: 12 pediatric intensive care beds, 56 neonatal intensive care beds, 10 cardiovascular intensive care beds, 44 general floor care beds, a four-bed transplant unit, and four pediatric ambulatory infusion therapy beds. Approximately 5000 patients are admitted annually. In addition to patients coming from the immediate community, national and international transfers are accepted for care of complex medical conditions.
Pediatric pharmacy service is provided from a decentral environment 16 hours (0700 - 2300) per day. Daily pharmaceutical services include:
- Medical team rounds participation
- Pharmacokinetic monitoring
- Medication Reconciliation
- Pharm.D. clerkship rotations
- Drug information programs
- In-service education
- Discharge medication counseling
- Unit dose drug distribution
- Intravenous admixture
- Pharmaceutical compounding
- Pharmacy and therapeutics committee support
- Investigational drug studies
Graduation and Certification
Upon successful completion of the Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital Pharmacy Practice Residency, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Mayo School of Health Sciences. Graduates are eligible to take the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties examination in Pharmacotherapy.
To successfully complete this residency, you must:
- Obtain a minimum of 2,000 hours of training time over no less than 50 weeks.
- Meet the behavioral objectives for each rotation and for the program in general.
- Complete a research project satisfactorily and write a manuscript suitable for publication.
- Contribute to providing the best patient care and to achieving the mission and goals of Pharmacy Services.
Each year, Mayo School of Health Sciences admits one resident to its Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital Pharmacy Practice Residency Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY1). This ensures you will receive a comprehensive educational experience with close one-on-one instruction. There are currently a total of ten pharmacy residents at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.