After completing the 12-month PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, you will be a proficient independent general practitioner capable of providing broad pharmacotherapy knowledge to a multitude of acute care patient populations.
The purpose of the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY-2) pharmacy residency training.
The residency provides the high-quality didactic and clinical experiences needed to create a well-rounded, fully competent clinical pharmacist. As a pharmacy resident, you:
Develop expertise, knowledge, and skills in a broad range of therapeutics through direct patient care
Contribute to an interdisciplinary health care team offering patient-specific interventions to optimize drug therapy outcomes
Provide drug information to the interdisciplinary team in an environment based on teamwork and mutual respect
Enhance your skills in conducting clinical research, a medication use evaluation and quality improvement initiatives
Strengthen your communication skills by presenting formal and informal lectures, writing a professional manuscript, and leading interdisciplinary discussions
Participate as an active member in cardiopulmonary resuscitations
Develop pharmacy practice management skills by participating in various committees, establishing policies and understanding the pharmacy practice philosophy
Network with fellow pharmacy residents and practicing clinicians through professional membership and conferences
The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency provides opportunities for general training in all areas of practice. During each rotation, you work closely with your preceptor, highly qualified pharmacists, physicians and other allied health care professionals.
Eligible candidates for PGY-1 pharmacy residencies must have:
A Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree from a college of pharmacy accredited (or in the process of pursuing accreditation) by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
A pharmacist license or be eligible for licensure in the state where the residency is conducted
U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status
Today's allied health education requires that the accumulation of scientific knowledge be accompanied by the simultaneous acquisition of essential skills and professional attitudes and behavior. The goal of Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences programs is to graduate the best health care practitioners. Further, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences must also ensure that patients are not placed in jeopardy by residents with impaired intellectual, physical or emotional functions.
Therefore, admission to educational programs is offered only to those applicants who meet qualifications for education and training in the art and science of the respective allied health profession. Applicants should possess the following general qualities at all times:
Excellent communication skills
Emotional stability and maturity
Professional and ethical conduct
Physical and mental stamina
Ability to learn and function in a wide variety of didactic and clinical settings
You must be able to perform the essential functions of the profession and meet the standards of the curriculum. Residents seeking exceptions to these standards or reasonable accommodations should initiate their request with the program director.
Fluency in written and spoken English is essential for success in the program and to ensure patient safety. Applicants must demonstrate objective competency in English through the admission interview and may be required to submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or equivalent examination.
Applicants are judged not only on scholastic accomplishments but also on physical and emotional capacities to meet the requirements of the program's curriculum and to graduate as skilled and effective practitioners, with reasonable accommodations, if applicable. To preserve the welfare of residents and patients, each Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences program will establish minimum standards deemed essential for safety in practicing that respective profession. Applicants seeking accommodations should initiate their request with the program director.
Admissions committees for each program may require additional specific admission standards. Documentation of these program-specific standards is available from the program director.
Additional admission requirements
Applicants offered admission to Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences programs must comply with prevailing institutional policies and procedures regarding:
Occupational health review, a physical exam or both
Background study and immediate disclosure of any criminal convictions
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), confidentiality, and other training deemed necessary by Mayo Clinic or the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences program
Questions about these requirements can be directed to the school. Failure to comply or to provide requested documentation is grounds for rescinding an admission offer or terminating admission.
Residents are required to exhibit professional and ethical conduct at all times.
Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences upholds all federal and state laws that preclude discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities or veteran status.
About Mayo Clinic
The campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, includes extensive outpatient facilities and Mayo Clinic Hospital, a seven-story facility with 268 beds, 21 operating suites, and an emergency department.
Training for this residency is primarily conducted at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, though you may have rotations at Mayo Clinic's outpatient settings.
The Arizona campus is currently undergoing the largest capital expansion project in Mayo Clinic history. By 2024, Mayo Clinic will double the size of the Phoenix campus, with new construction and additions to existing facilities to support activities across the Practice, Research, and Education shields.