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PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Critical Care at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester

the PGY-2 Pharmacy Residents in Critical Care at Mayo Clinic Hospital

Developing the future critical care specialist

After the 12-month PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Critical Care at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester, you will be a proficient independent practitioner capable of providing advanced pharmaceutical care to acutely ill patients.

This PGY-2 residency is intended to create an intimate understanding of how to manage a critical care practice effectively and efficiently while demonstrating professional maturity and sound ethical character.

The program provides high-quality didactic and clinical experiences needed to create a well-rounded, fully competent acute care pharmacist. As a critical care resident, you will:

  • Develop expertise, knowledge and skills in multiple areas of critical care through a challenging, high-quality curriculum
  • Contribute to an interdisciplinary health care team by participating in cardiopulmonary resuscitations
  • Recommend drug information to the interdisciplinary critical care teams for diverse patient populations
  • Provide drug information to the interdisciplinary team in an environment based on teamwork and mutual respect
  • Help provide seamless transitions from acute care settings to inpatient wards
  • Enhance your skills in conducting clinical research
  • Strengthen your communication skills to health care professionals, residents, students, patients and their caregivers to optimize drug therapy outcomes
  • Identify and promulgate medication use policies in cooperation with medical staff and administration

Program history

The PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Critical Care at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester was accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in 1996 and has produced respected clinicians who practice across the U.S. The program was recently reaccredited by ASHP for the maximum allowable term.

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 critical care residency provide direct patient care in virtually every specialty area 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 research interests. You will have direct access to these and many more preceptors and mentors to optimize the learning experience.

More than 70 pharmacists at Mayo Clinic 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 Hospital — Rochester has more than 200 intensive care unit (ICU) beds in various specialty areas, including:

  • Medical ICU
  • Medical coronary care unit
  • Neurology ICU
  • Immunocompromised ICU
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Neonatal ICU
  • General surgical and trauma ICU
  • Thoracic and vascular surgical ICU
  • Cardiovascular surgical ICU

This wide variety of ICU beds optimizes your learning experience and provides diverse exposure to critical care populations.

More than 15,000 critical care patients are admitted to Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester annually, with an average length of stay of 3.2 days. Additionally, the institution has approximately 100 operating rooms and an emergency department that is a fully accredited Level 1 Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center.

  • Sep 4, 2015
  • ART931755