I can't imagine a more exciting time to begin a challenging and rewarding career in emergency medicine pharmacy. Join a devoted team that is passionate about what we do — from compassionate direct patient care to training of our residents and students and clinical research. Emergency medicine is the fastest growing specialty in pharmacy practice. Mayo Clinic is at the forefront of this growth, with approximately four full-time staff providing service in the ED 16 hours per day.
We provide direct patient care at the bedside, and make recommendations for the diagnosis and management of patients presenting to the ED with drug-related problems. Because we are a Level I trauma center, a Stroke Center, and a major cardiovascular referral facility, as pharmacists in the ED we formally participate in the emergent care of patients presenting with trauma, stroke and myocardial infarctions and cardio-pulmonary 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 program excels in the ability to tailor the program to your needs and desires — whatever those may be. Your knowledge base and pharmacotherapy skills will mature and be refined through participation in multidisciplinary 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, communications, 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.
Maria I. Rudis, Pharm.D., DABAT, FCCM
Program Director, Pharmacy Practice Residency in Emergency Medicine
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist — Emergency Medicine
Chair, Research Committee
Department of Pharmacy Services