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As a resident in the PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency, you devote much of your time to comprehensive training as a member of the interdisciplinary team. A breadth of learning experiences has been designed to increase and refine your clinical competency, provide evidence-based pharmacotherapeutic care plans, and develop your confidence as an independent practitioner.

Direct patient care services allow you to provide patient-specific pharmaceutical care services. Responsibilities include development of individualized care and monitoring plans for various patient populations. After coaching, instruction, and modeling by a preceptor, you are assessed and constructively critiqued on how to further refine the delivery of evidence-based recommendations.

You provide drug information to patients, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other allied health professionals. Your preceptors offer feedback to enhance your drug-information retrieval skills using a variety of resources and modalities.

Required learning experiences

The PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic Health System — Eau Claire is designed to provide a diverse experience for the future pharmacy clinician, with a focus on serving patient in an outpatient, community setting. Required learning experiences may be extended based on your interests and include the following:

Area of Training Length Hours/Week Sequence
Pharmacy Practice Orientation 7 weeks 30 July/August
Community Pharmacy Staffing Longitudinal 9 July-June
Compliance Packaging Pharmacy 4 weeks 28 1st half
Critical Access Pharmacy 6 weeks 30 2nd half
Infusion Pharmacy 5 weeks 28 2nd half
Managed Care/Pharmacy Benefit Management 5 weeks 30 2nd half
Medication Management Services 8 weeks 24 1st half
Medication Therapy Management Longitudinal 3 July-June
Oncology Clinic 5 weeks 30 1st half
Pharmacy Leadership and Project Management (research) Longitudinal 1 July-June
Quality Improvement Longitudinal 2 July-June
Research Longitudinal 2 July-June
Specialty Pharmacy* 5 weeks 32 2nd half
Teaching and Learning Longitudinal 2 July-June

*required rotation in Rochester, MN

Staffing commitment

All PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy residents will complete a 52-week longitudinal staffing learning experience that will consist of approximately 40 hours per month. Staffing may include a combination of full week, night, weekend, and holiday experiences to maintain operational and clinical pharmacy competency and knowledge. No formal on-call program exists.

Curriculum enhancements

The Department of Pharmacy and Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences are 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.