Pharmacy Practice Residency in Emergency Medicine (Minnesota)
Mayo School of Health Sciences offers a one-year postgraduate Pharmacy Practice Residency in Emergency Medicine - Rochester, Minn. (PGY2) The program is designed for practitioners who seek advanced training in emergency medicine, critical care and toxicology.
This program provides the high-quality didactic and clinical experiences needed to create a well-rounded, fully competent Emergency Medicine (EM) Clinical Pharmacist. As an EM pharmacy resident, you will:
- Develop expertise, knowledge and professional pharmacy skills in an Emergency Department (ED) environment.
- Contribute to an interdisciplinary health care team:
- Participate in trauma team activations, stroke team activations, cardio-pulmonary resuscitations and procedural sedation,
- Recommend patient-specific therapeutic interventions to treat emergent and urgent situations;
- Provide drug information to the multi-disciplinary ED team and patients/families in the ED;
- To evaluate patients' home medication regimens as a possible contributing factor to the ED visit;
- Facilitate the procurement, dosing, and administration of medications in the ED; and
- Help provide a seamless transition from home medications to in-patient medical treatment through medication reconciliation.
- Enhance your skills in conducting clinical research.
- Strengthen your communication skills by presenting formal and informal lectures, writing professional manuscripts and leading interdisciplinary discussions.
Mayo Clinic's Pharmacy Practice Residency in Emergency Medicine provides opportunities for advanced training in all areas related to Emergency Medicine, including critical care, toxicology and emergency preparedness. During each rotation, you will work closely with your primary preceptor; highly qualified pharmacists; as well as ED attending and resident physicians and other allied health professionals.
Mayo School of Health Sciences' Pharmacy Practice Residency in Emergency Medicine has applied for accreditation by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minn., consists of an extensive outpatient complex, Saint Marys Hospital and Rochester Methodist Hospital, and substantial research and education facilities.
This Mayo site is among the largest, most advanced and visionary medical centers in the world.
Education for this residency occurs primarily in the ED at Saint Marys Hospital, a 1,157-bed facility that was founded in 1889. Within Saint Marys is the 85-bed Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital.
The ED is a fully accredited Level I Trauma Center staffed by nearly 40 attending physicians, 25 EM residents, and more than 160 nurses and other allied health professionals. The ED Pharmacy Team consists of ED Clinical Pharmacists, an EM Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and the EM Pharmacy Resident. Currently ED Pharmacy Services are provided 16 hours / day and 8 hours / day on weekends.
The ED is physically and functionally divided into six areas: Critical Care; ED West (acute medical patients); ED East (acute medical/ortho/optho patients); ED Observation Unit; ED Pediatrics; ED South (Psychiatry); and ED North (Fast Track Clinic).
Approximately 80,000 patients from a wide geographical distribution are seen annually, with a significant geriatric and pediatric population. Patients seen in the ED come from the immediate community and regional transfers from a multistate area, as well as patients (national and international) visiting the Mayo Clinic with impending emergencies.
Upon successful completion of your Medicine Pharmacy Practice Residency in Emergency Medicine (PGY2) you will receive a certificate of completion from Mayo School of Health Sciences. Graduates are eligible to take the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties' examination in pharmacotherapy.
The hours in the ED are variable. The program aims to expose the resident to all ED shifts. Generally, however, your learning schedule will include 10-hour days, five days per week. In addition, you will have a staffing component of approximately 16 hours per month. In general, this will equate to one of every three to four weekends.
Each year, Mayo School of Health Sciences welcomes one resident to its Pharmacy Practice Residency in Emergency Medicine at Mayo Clinic. This ensures you will receive a comprehensive educational experience with close one-on-one instruction. There are currently a total of 10 pharmacy residents at Mayo Clinic.