Pharmacy Practice Residency in Primary Care (Minnesota)
Pharmacists successfully completing a Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY1) based in primary care practice settings at Mayo Clinic in Rochester will be proficient practitioners providing advanced pharmaceutical care services to patients in an ambulatory care practice setting.
You will understand how to manage a pharmacy 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 the literature and to conduct a major project will be developed and refined. You will be able to identify and promulgate drug use policies in cooperation with medical staff and administration. A commitment to the process of personal continuous improvement will be evident.
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 has applied for pre-candidate status with 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.
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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.
The downtown Rochester campus consists of approximately 30 buildings. The Mayo and Gonda buildings serve as the center of physician's offices, examination rooms, as well as some procedure areas. The Hilton and Stabile buildings provide a home to a majority of the clinical laboratories, while the Guggenheim and Medical Sciences buildings house the research laboratories.
Education for this residency will primarily take place in our primary care clinics located throughout the Rochester campus. The Baldwin building, Mayo Family Clinic Northeast and Mayo Family Clinic Northwest serve as the primary care center for local residents. The Mayo Family Clinic Kasson (located 15 minutes from Rochester) also serves as a primary care clinic practice site for this program.
Graduation and Certification
Upon successful completion of your Pharmacy Practice Residency, you will receive a Mayo School of Health Sciences (MSHS) Certificate of Completion from College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic.
The most important sign of the success of a training program is how its graduates fare as they begin their careers. Graduates of the Mayo Clinic Pharmacy Practice Residency have consistently found immediate employment in hospital pharmacy practice, industry and academia. About one-half of the program's graduates have accepted positions within Mayo Clinic.
The learner's schedule will include a minimum of 8 hour days, five days per week. In addition, the resident will provide staffing 2 evenings per month at a local free medical clinic.
Each year, Mayo School of Health Sciences admits one resident to the Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY1) at Mayo Clinic Rochester. This ensures you will receive a comprehensive educational experience with extensive one-on-one instruction.