Pharmacy Practice Residency in Pharmacotherapy (Minnesota)
Pharmacists successfully completing the one-year Pharmacy Practice Residency in Pharmacotherapy (PGY2) at Mayo Clinic in Rochester will be proficient practitioners providing advanced pharmaceutical care to patients in multiple settings.
Upon completion, you will understand how to manage a practice effectively and efficiently while demonstrating professional maturity and sound ethical character.
While interacting with health care professionals, residents, students, patients and their caregivers to optimize drug therapy outcomes, you will learn to communicate effectively and demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills.
The skills needed to evaluate medical literature and to conduct research will be developed and refined during the program. You will be able to identify and promulgate drug use policies in cooperation with medical staff and administration. A commitment to personal continuous improvement will be evident during the program, as training is tailored to the resident's needs.
The program includes all the elements that create an exceptional education experience:
- A challenging, high-quality curriculum
- State-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic and research facilities
- A diverse patient population
- A favorable faculty ratio
- An environment based on teamwork and mutual support
Mayo School of Health Sciences' Pharmacy Practice Residency in Pharmacotherapy (PGY2) is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
Mayo Foundation is also accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission.
Higher Learning Commission
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The Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minn., comprises an extensive outpatient complex, Saint Marys Hospital and Rochester Methodist Hospital, and substantial research and education facilities.
This Mayo site is among the largest, most advanced medical centers in the world.
Primarily, education for this residency is conducted at Saint Marys Hospital, a 1,157-bed facility that was founded in 1889. Within Saint Marys is the 85-bed Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital. Residents also have rotations at Mayo Clinic and Rochester Methodist Hospital.
Graduation and Certification
Upon successful completion of your Pharmacy Practice Residency in Pharmacotherapy (PGY2), you will receive a Certificate of Completion from the College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic. Graduates are eligible to take the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties' examination in pharmacotherapy.
For the majority of the residency, your learning schedule will include 10-hour days, five days per week. In addition, you will have a staffing component. The goal of this experience is to help you integrate your didactic and patient care knowledge into the actual day-to-day practice of pharmaceutical care in a tertiary care medical center.
Each year, Mayo School of Health Sciences admits one resident to its Pharmacy Practice Residency in Pharmacotherapy (PGY2) at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. This ensures you will receive a comprehensive educational experience with close one-on-one instruction.