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After completing the 12-month PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, you will be a proficient independent general practitioner capable of providing broad pharmacotherapy knowledge to patients across the spectrum of care settings.

The purpose of the PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency is to build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community‐based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY-2) residencies and professional certifications.

This program promotes the development of pharmaceutical care skills required of community pharmacy practitioners to provide care to a diverse and high-acuity patient population. The resident will serve as an integral interdisciplinary health care team member throughout the health system. Individuals who successfully complete this program will have developed advanced clinical, educational, research, and leadership skills necessary for practice in a community or integrated health system pharmacy. Participation in the clinical educator program through Midwestern University further qualifies the graduate for shared faculty or academia position.


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Program highlights

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 will:

  • Participate as a member of the interdisciplinary team in an environment shaped by the core values of teamwork, collaboration, and mutual respect
  • Develop pharmacotherapy expertise as you experience both common and complex patient cases
  • Experience professional growth in a teaching environment that is patient-centered and science driven
  • Build your precepting skills through participation in the year-long Clinical Educators Program
  • Enhance your research skills by completing research curriculum and leading a clinical research project
  • Expand your communication skills through leading interdisciplinary discussions, delivering informal and formal presentations, and writing a research manuscript
  • Create connections with fellow pharmacists through professional organizations and conferences
  • Experience professional growth in a setting that is supportive of learner well-being
  • Learn in a structured yet flexible curriculum

Program history

The PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona is in pre-candidate status with ASHP. The program will begin in July 2022. One candidate will be selected on a competitive basis each year.


The campus in Phoenix, Arizona includes extensive outpatient facilities and Mayo Clinic Hospital, a seven-story facility with 316 beds, 21 operating suites, an emergency department, and two outpatient pharmacies. The campus in Scottsdale, Arizona includes extensive outpatient facilities, including an outpatient pharmacy, imaging, and laboratory services.

Training for this residency is primarily conducted at the Mayo Clinic outpatient pharmacy in Scottsdale, Arizona. Residents will also have rotation opportunities at Mayo Clinic Hospital at our expanding campus in Phoenix, Arizona.

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.

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Choosing Mayo Clinic for your pharmacy education

Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix, Arizona.
Campus and community

Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ

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Stipend and benefits