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Director's Welcome

I can't imagine a more exciting time to begin a challenging and rewarding career in emergency medicine pharmacy. Join a devoted team of people who are passionate about what they do, from compassionate direct patient care to training our residents and students and performing clinical research.

Emergency medicine is the fastest growing specialty in pharmacy practice. Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester is at the forefront of this growth, with approximately four full-time staff providing service for 16 hours a day in the Department of Emergency Medicine. We provide direct patient care at the bedside and make recommendations for the diagnosis and management of patients presenting to the emergency department with drug-related problems.

Because Mayo Clinic is a Level 1 Trauma Center, a stroke center and a major cardiovascular referral facility, pharmacists in the emergency department formally participate in the emergent care of patients presenting with trauma, stroke and myocardial infarction, as well as in cardiopulmonary resuscitations. The opportunity to meaningfully contribute is yours.

Mayo Clinic has proudly developed a highly qualified and dedicated group of preceptors to help you become an exemplary emergency medicine clinical pharmacist. Our residency can be tailored to your needs and desires — whatever those may be. Your knowledge base and pharmacotherapy skills will mature and be refined through participation in interdisciplinary patient care and a rigorous curriculum in emergency medicine.

Given that toxicology, critical care and emergency preparedness are key components of emergency medicine pharmacy practice, you will have the opportunity to gain focused expertise in these areas. We will also help you develop your strengths and weaknesses, whether you need enhanced writing, communication, management or teaching skills.

We are very grateful to have the best residents in the country joining our team of clinical pharmacists. A word of caution: It's hard to leave once you get here! But rest assured that the commitment and sacrifice devoted to this residency program will serve you well in future endeavors.

Best regards,

  • Maria I. Rudis, Pharm.D., R.Ph.
    • Program Director
    • PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Emergency Medicine at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester
  • Nov 25, 2013
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