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

Developing the future pharmacotherapy specialist

PGY-2 Pharmacy Residents in Pharmacotherapy

After the 12-month Pharmacy Residency in Pharmacotherapy at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester, you will be a proficient independent practitioner capable of providing advanced pharmaceutical care to a multitude of patient populations.

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

  • Develop expertise, knowledge and skills in pharmacologic therapies
  • Contribute to an interdisciplinary health care team offering patient-specific therapeutic interventions to treat, cure, rehabilitate and alleviate medical conditions and diseases
  • 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 pharmacotherapy residency provides opportunities for advanced training in all areas of pharmacy practice. During each rotation, you will work closely with your preceptor, highly qualified pharmacists, physicians and other allied health care professionals.

Program history

The PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Pharmacotherapy at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester was accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in 2007 and has produced respected clinicians that 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 pharmacotherapy 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.


The campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is divided between outpatient and inpatient facilities. The extensive outpatient facilities are part of Mayo Clinic, while Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester includes the Saint Marys Campus (1,265 beds) and the Methodist Campus (794 beds). Together, these represent one of the largest, most advanced medical centers in the world.

Training for this residency is primarily conducted at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester, though you may have rotations at Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital or Mayo Clinic's outpatient complex.

  • Sep 4, 2015
  • ART655102