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Clinical training

As a PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Resident at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, much of your time is devoted to comprehensive training as a member of the interdisciplinary team. A breadth of learning experiences across a spectrum of patient care settings has been designed to enhance clinical competency, promote development of individually tailored, evidence-based pharmacotherapeutic care plans, and develop confidence as an independent practitioner.

Direct patient care opportunities allow you to provide patient-specific care, ranging from general medication management services to specialty practices, including pharmacogenomics, in the ambulatory care practice environment. Responsibilities include working with the health care team to develop and implement individualized care and monitoring plans for a variety of patient populations. After initial modeling by a preceptor, you are assessed and constructively critiqued on how to further refine the development and delivery of evidence-based recommendations.

The provision of education to patients, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other allied health professionals is an essential component of the residency year. Feedback is continually provided to enhance your presentation preparation and delivery skills throughout the residency experience.

Required learning experiences

This PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency is designed to provide a diverse experience for the future community-based practitioner. Required learning experiences include:

Area Length Hours/week
Orientation 5 weeks 40
Family medicine MTM clinic I 11 weeks 22
IBD/specialty clinic 8 weeks 24
Family medicine MTM clinic II 11 weeks 24
Pharmacogenomics clinic 8 weeks 24
Pharmacy practice 11 months 12
Transitions of care 8 weeks 24
Longitudinal learning experiences
Administration and leadership 12 months 1
Business plan 11 months 1
Medication use evaluation 12 months 2
Research 12 months 2
Staffing 11 months 8
Teaching and learning 12 months 1

Service commitment

All PGY-1 residents provide 32 hours of staffing every four weeks. Staffing may include a combination of weekend and evening experiences to maintain operational and clinical pharmacy competency and knowledge. No formal on-call program exists.

Curriculum enhancements

The Department of Pharmacy is committed to developing and maintaining the best education programs. The curriculum and other aspects of this program are assessed constantly and changed as necessary to ensure the highest quality training.