The following is a typical training schedule for the Pharmacy Practice Residency in Emergency Medicine:
|EM — Critical (Medical and Adult/Peds Trauma)
|EM — Acute Care (ED West/East)
|EM — Peds
|Paid Time Off
Your residency will begin with a 4-5 week orientation program, which includes an introduction to clinical pharmacy services, the information systems, the electronic medical record, and the operations of the ED.
- Core Experiences
During the program, the following rotations will be incorporated into your tailored residency program:
- EM — Critical (Medical and Adult/Peds Trauma)
- EM — Acute Care (ED West/East)
- EM — Peds
- Emergency Preparedness (longitudinal)
- Research/clinical trials (longitudinal)
- Additional Elective Rotations
Mayo Clinic's Pharmacy Practice Resident in Emergency Medicine is tailored to meet your
goals and objectives. You may choose from:
- Neuro ICU
- ICU ID
- Others: Experiences may be arranged if complementary to emergency medicine and consistent with your goals and/or needs.
As a Pharmacy Practice Resident in Emergency Medicine, much of your time will be devoted to comprehensive clinical training in:
- Direct patient care services
- Drug information
- Continuous Quality Improvement
- Service development
Direct Patient Care Services
Throughout your residency, you will be an integral member of a multidisciplinary patient care team in the ED at Saint Marys Hospital. You will provide patient-specific pharmaceutical care services, and will develop individualized pharmacotherapeutic care plans for ED patients.
You will enhance your skills in assessing and practicing evidence-based medicine. While completing rotations in critical care, toxicology and others you will be providing direct patient care as part of established multidisciplinary teams in one of the many ICUs at Mayo Clinic and at Hennepin County Poison Control Center/Regions Hospital in Minneapolis/St. Paul (about a 90-minute drive from Rochester).
Throughout the residency, you will:
- Provide drug information to physicians, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals.
- Enhance your drug information retrieval skills using a variety of resources.
- Participate in medication use reviews and adverse drug reaction reporting.
You will complete at least one research project during your residency year. Your research mentor will help you identify the project, which will give you experience in:
- Organizing, planning and conducting a series of research-related tasks.
- Managing time and maintaining accuracy while multitasking.
- Developing investigational skills.
- Writing a research protocol.
- Evaluating and completing a project.
- Developing and submitting a manuscript for publication.
You will be encouraged to publish the results of your research in a peer-reviewed journal, and to present the results as a poster or platform presentation at a national meeting. You will have time devoted specifically to your research project during the academic year.
During your residency you will have the opportunity to attend these professional conferences:
- ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
- Minnesota Society of Health System Pharmacists Annual Meeting
- Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference
- Emergency Medicine, Toxicology, Critical Care or Clinical Pharmacy Specialty Conference
Core standards for resident performance have been established to provide clear expectations. The Residency Learning System (RLS) and ResiTrak are used to ensure that you will receive ongoing feedback that facilitates the development of your skills throughout the year.
Graduation and Certification
Upon successful completion of your Pharmacy Practice Residency in Emergency Medicine (PGY2), you will receive a certificate of completion from the College of Medicine, Mayo School of Health Sciences.
To successfully complete this specialized residency, you must:
- Contribute to providing the best patient care and to achieving the mission and goals of Pharmacy Services.
- Obtain a minimum of 2,000 hours of training time over no less than 50 weeks.
- Complete evaluations via ResiTrak.
- Meet the behavioral objectives for each rotation and for the program.
- Complete a research project and submit a manuscript for publication.
Graduates are eligible to take the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties' examinations in pharmacotherapy.
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.