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From the Program Director

Program director Luke JohnsonWelcome and thank you for your interest in the PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic Health System — Eau Claire.

Our program provides you an opportunity to develop advanced knowledge and skills in a variety of community practice settings within a fully integrated health system. Mayo Clinic is at the forefront of research, education, and clinical practice, enabling you to participate in the care of patients using the most current evidence-based standards of care.

Our program is directed at providing a broad, yet intensive approach to all aspects of patient care in a community setting and will ensure that you complete your residency with a solid foundation of outpatient pharmacy, ambulatory care, adherence-focused long-term care, and transitions between care settings.

In addition to sharpening your pharmacotherapeutic skills in the traditional community pharmacy, we are excited to be able to offer experiences across many different specialized community settings such as infusion pharmacy, outpatient oncology, specialty pharmacy, and critical access. You will have an opportunity to work with providers from multiple disciplines in team-based care approach.

Our dedicated group of ASHP recognized preceptors are ready to welcome you to the PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic Health System – Eau Claire. 

Luke Johnson, PharmD, BCGP
Program Director
PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic Health System — Eau Claire

Department of Pharmacy

The Department of Pharmacy at Mayo Clinic Health System — Eau Claire employs over 200 individuals in the Northwest Wisconsin Region, including approximately 60 pharmacists, to provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient pharmaceutical services.

Pharmacy services provided include:

  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Central pharmacy distribution
  • Clinical pharmacy decision-support software
  • Collaborative practice agreements
  • Computerized intravenous admixture and unit dose dispensing
  • Decentralized clinical pharmacy practice
  • Discharge prescription bedside delivery and education
  • Infusion therapy center
  • In-service education and other scholarly activities
  • Medication management ambulatory services
  • Medication reconciliation
  • Outpatient distribution
  • Patient education programs
  • Perpetual inventory control
  • Pharmacist-led research and research support services
  • Pharmacist-managed anticoagulation services
  • Pharmacokinetic monitoring and management
  • Pharmacy informatics and technology support
  • Pharmacy, therapeutics and formulary committee support
  • Specialty clinic ambulatory care services
  • Sterile and nonsterile compounding

Dedicated preceptors

As a resident, you have direct access to skilled and dedicated preceptors and mentors to optimize your learning experience. All preceptors meet qualifications outlined by ASHP, and many are certified by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties.

Practice areas

A broad range of pharmacy practice work areas are available at Mayo Clinic Health System — Eau Claire. As a resident, you are afforded a variety of acute care training experiences that focus on medication management and monitoring along with countless learning and teaching opportunities in a resource-rich environment.


Mayo Clinic Health System — Eau Claire and the surrounding Northwest Wisconsin region offers a robust ambulatory care pharmacy practice within several primary care clinics as well as specialties, including oncology and anticoagulation. Pharmacists are embedded within family medicine, internal medicine, and oncology departments where they provide medication management services with the goal of optimizing medication regimens through team-based care. Several outpatient pharmacies and one, long-term care pharmacy are located within the region that are supported by pharmacists who provide compliance packaging services, patient counseling, and respond to drug information queries from healthcare team members across the region.


Mayo Clinic Health System — Eau Claire is a Joint Commission-licensed, 304-bed, community hospital located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and is part of the Northwest Wisconsin Region of the Chippewa Valley region. Over a dozen additional communities make up the Mayo Clinic Health System — Eau Claire Northwest Wisconsin Region. In the hospital environment, pharmacists work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary health care team to optimize patient outcomes. Pharmacists, residents, and students are long-standing, integral members of a team that continually advance the pharmacy profession.