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PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Critical Care at Mayo Clinic in Florida

PGY-2 Pharmacy Residents in Critical Care

Developing the future critical care specialist

The 12-month PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Critical Care at Mayo Clinic in Florida provides comprehensive clinical knowledge and skills that will enable you to provide high-quality advanced pharmaceutical care for critically ill patients. Training is focused on care of the critically ill patient, practice management and pharmaceutical investigation.

Your educational experience will occur in a challenging, quality-oriented practice and learning environment, with a diverse patient population and faculty who are dedicated to patient care and the advancement of the practice and profession of pharmacy.

As a critical care resident, you will:

  • Design and manage therapeutic regimens
  • Establish outcomes and associated monitoring parameters for critically ill patients
  • Participate in clinical and operational services that support safe medication use processes
  • Train in pharmacy practice management to understand integration of services and programs that support departmental mission and goals
  • Serve as a co-preceptor for pharmacy students and PGY-1 pharmacy residents
  • Investigate a particular element of critical care pharmacotherapy as a research project

Program history

The PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Critical Care at Mayo Clinic in Florida is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Graduates of the PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Critical Care have consistently found immediate employment in academia and hospital pharmacy practice. Approximately one-third of the program's graduates have accepted positions at Mayo Clinic in Florida.

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

Dedicated preceptors

Preceptors for the PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Critical Care provide patient care in many specialty 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. You will have direct access to these and many more preceptors and mentors to optimize the learning experience.

Many pharmacists at Mayo Clinic in 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 in Florida has more than 300 hospital beds with intensive care unit (ICU) beds in various specialty areas. In addition to medical and surgical critical care services, the institution is renowned for programs in liver, bone marrow, pancreas, kidney, and heart and lung transplantation. This patient population offers unique critical care learning experiences for the PGY-2 resident.

Additionally, extensive operating room resources, an emergency department and a stroke care program provide innovative learning environments. The wide variety of ICU beds optimizes your learning experience and provides diverse exposure to critical care populations.

  • Oct 1, 2014
  • ART912300