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PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Emergency Medicine at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester

PGY-2 Pharmacy Residents in Emergency Medicine

Developing the future emergency medicine specialist

After the 12-month PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Emergency Medicine at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester, you will be a proficient independent practitioner capable of providing advanced pharmaceutical care in emergency medicine and toxicology.

The program provides the high-quality didactic and clinical experiences needed to create a well-rounded, fully competent pharmacist. As a PGY-2 emergency medicine resident, you will:

  • Develop expertise, knowledge and skills in an emergency department environment
  • Contribute to an interdisciplinary health care team by participating in trauma and stroke team activations, cardiopulmonary resuscitations and procedural sedation
  • Recommend patient-specific therapeutic interventions to treat emergent and urgent situations
  • Provide drug information to the interdisciplinary emergency department team and patients and families
  • Evaluate patients' home medication regimens as a possible contributing factor to the emergency department visit
  • Facilitate the procurement, dosing and administration of medications in the emergency department
  • Help provide a seamless transition from home medications to inpatient medical treatment through medication reconciliation
  • Enhance your skills in conducting clinical research
  • Strengthen your communication skills by presenting formal and informal lectures, writing a professional manuscript, and leading interdisciplinary discussions

The PGY-2 emergency medicine residency 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 preceptor, highly qualified pharmacists, emergency department physicians and other allied health care professionals.

Program history

The PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Emergency Medicine at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester was accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in 2008 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 emergency medicine 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 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.


Education for this residency occurs primarily at the Saint Marys Campus (a 1,265-bed hospital) of Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester. The Department of Emergency Medicine is fully accredited as a Level 1 Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons.

The emergency department is staffed by nearly 40 physicians, 25 physician residents, and more than 160 nurses and allied health care staff. The department's pharmacy team consists of emergency department clinical pharmacists, a clinical pharmacy specialist and the emergency medicine pharmacy resident.

Currently, emergency department pharmacy services are provided 16 hours a day during the week and eight hours a day on weekends.

The emergency department is physically and functionally divided into seven areas:

  • Critical care
  • Pediatrics
  • West — acute medical patients
  • East — acute trauma patients
  • North — fast-track clinic
  • South — psychiatry
  • Observation unit

Approximately 80,000 patients from a wide geographical area are seen annually, with a significant geriatric and pediatric population.

  • Sep 4, 2015
  • ART553433