Pharmacy Practice Residency in Critical Care (Minnesota)
Pharmacists successfully completing the one-year Pharmacy Practice Residency in Critical Care at Mayo Clinic in Rochester will be proficient practitioners providing advanced pharmaceutical care to critical care patients.
You will understand how to manage a 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 research 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 personal continuous improvement will be evident, as training is tailored to the resident's needs.
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 School of Health Sciences' Pharmacy Practice Residency in Critical Care 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 Clinic's Pharmacy Services employs about 300 people, including approximately 180 pharmacists. The pharmacies operate 24 hours per day and provide pharmaceutical services, including:
- Central pharmacy distribution
- Sterile and non-sterile compounding
- Computerized intravenous admixture and unit dose dispensing
- Investigational drug studies
- Skilled nursing facility dispensing and consulting
- Decentralized pharmacist practice
- Pharmacokinetic monitoring
- Patient education programs
- Clinical pharmacy specialty practices
- Drug information programs
- In-service education
- Pharmacy, therapeutics and formulary committee support
- Physician newsletters
Mayo Clinic uses a computer-based pharmaceutical care (P-Care) monitoring system. P-Care integrates data from disparate computer systems, including pharmacy, admissions, laboratory and microbiology. Computerized algorithms utilize this data to alert pharmacists to potential situations where therapy, safety or costs can be improved. Performing daily pharmaceutical care duties, P-Care is used to:
- Provide patient demographic data, laboratory data, microbiology data, medications, parenteral nutrition information and drug levels while on team rounds, during order processing and during medication profile review.
- Identify patients whose medication therapy requires a pharmacist's daily review.
- Identify and review treatments that are inconsistent with established medication rule-based algorithms.
- Document pharmacist-performed clinical activities, interventions and monitoring notes.
- Provide a forum for pharmacists, pharmacy residents and pharmacy students to communicate pertinent patient-specific, medication-related issues.
Upon successful completion of your Pharmacy Practice Residency in Critical Care, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Mayo School of Health Sciences. Graduates are eligible to take the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialities' examination in pharmacotherapy.
For the majority of the residency, your learning schedule will include ten-hour days, five days per week. As part of the residency you will staff a four-hour shift as a decentral pharmacist in the ICU one evening per week for 36 weeks.
Each year, Mayo School of Health Sciences admits one resident to its Pharmacy Practice Residency in Critical Care at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. This ensures you will receive a comprehensive educational experience with close one-on-one instruction.