Our Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) pharmacy residency program builds on PharmD education and outcomes to contribute to the development of a clinical pharmacist responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
We are committed to helping residents gain clinical and leadership skills and enhance professional growth.
At the completion of the residency, residents will be able to effectively provide patient care in multiple settings, and lead medication improvement initiatives in a community-based institutional setting.
The residency provides residents with the ability to enhance their professional ethic, gain and apply pharmacy and patient care knowledge, demonstrate effective communications skills, develop independent learning proficiency, and grow leadership and precepting skills.
Our Residency Program: Our 12-month, ASHP accredited, PGY1 residency includes direct patient care, pharmacy practice, and elective rotations. At Mercy Hospital, we strive to provide a challenging and fulfilling year for you and have the flexibility to tailor our program to fit your needs. Our one program, two campus model and dedicated precepting staff contribute to a robust residency experience. Our residents complete rotations and weekend staffing at both campuses.
Facilities: Mercy Hospital is comprised of Mercy Hospital, Main Campus in Coon Rapids and Unity Campus in Fridley. The campuses are 9 miles apart. Mercy is part of Allina Health, the largest network of not-for-profit hospitals and health care services in Minnesota. Our services are integrated across both campuses to make up the premier tertiary/specialty hospital in the North Metro.
Positions Offered: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency (4 positions)
Program Leadership: Residency Program Director- Jena Torpin, PharmD, BCPS; PGY1 Residency Coordinators- Dan Paley, PharmD (Mercy Campus) and Toni McCain, PharmD, BCPS (Unity Campus)
For more information: Please view our website, video, and virtual brochure for more information about our residency program and facilities