The Pharmacy Practice Residency in Critical Care (PGY2) consists of comprehensive practice training utilizing the ASHP Residency Learning System (RLS) to focus on learning and ensure goal achievement. Required areas of instruction are: Medical Critical Care, Nutrition Support Services, Surgical Critical Care, Transplant Acute Care, Transplant Critical Care and Pharmaceutical Investigation.
Acute patient care
As a member of the Mayo Clinic health care team working with specialty pharmacist practitioners, you will design, recommend, monitor and evaluate patient-specific therapeutic regimens that incorporate the principles of evidence-based medicine. Through practice coverage, you have the opportunity to refine your skills in providing total pharmaceutical care for your patients. Additionally, you will develop the skills necessary to function as an independent, confident critical care practitioner. You will provide practice coverage during your rotations at the direction of your preceptor and will be scheduled to provide practice coverage for the critical care units one evening a week.
You will be required to complete a research project. The project may be original research or development, enhancement or evaluation of some aspect of critical care pharmacy practice operation and delivery of services for patient care. A critical care faculty member will serve as your Resident Research Associate to guide you. Your research will be presented on national, regional and local levels during the residency year. Upon completion, your research will be drafted in a manuscript of publishable quality. Submission for publication is highly encouraged.
The rotation schedule for the 12-month Pharmacy Practice Residency in Critical Care (PGY2) will include:
|Mayo Clinic and Pharmacy Orientation||6 weeks|
|Five required rotations (4 weeks duration)||20 weeks|
|Five elective rotations (4 weeks duration)||20 weeks|
|Pharmaceutical Investigation||2 weeks|
|Professional Conferences||2 weeks|
|Paid Time Off (10 business days)||2 weeks(plus 5 holidays)|
- Medical Critical Care
- Nutrition Support
- Surgical Critical Care
- Transplant Acute Care
- Transplant Critical Care
You may choose among the following for your elective rotations you may choose from the list below. Electives may also include repeating a required rotation, if an area of interest is expressed.
- Cardiac Critical Care
- Clinical Toxicology / Emergency Medicine
- Critical Care Infectious Diseases
- Critical Care Pharmacology
- Emergency Medicine
- Heart / Lung Transplantation
- Hematology / Oncology
- Investigational Drug Services
- Liver Transplantation
- Neurology / Neurosurgery Critical Care
- OR / Perioperative Care
- Pulmonary Critical Care
- Renal Transplantation
Goals and objectives for Pharmacy Practice Residency in Critical Care (PGY2) training have been established and rotation activities selected so you will have a clear understanding of learning and performance expectations. The Residency Learning System (RLS) is used to provide ongoing feedback to assist with the development of your skills to ensure you meet the goals established.
Mayo School of Health Sciences is committed to developing and maintaining the very best education programs. Changes may be made to the curriculum and other aspects of this program as necessary to assure the highest-quality training.