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From the Program DirectorJill Sathre, PharmD

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic Health System — Albert Lea and Austin in the Southeast Minnesota region.

Our program provides you the opportunity to develop advanced knowledge and skills in a variety of pharmacy 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 practice.

Our program is directed at providing a broad, yet intensive approach to all aspects of patient care and will ensure you complete your residency with a solid foundation of acute care, ambulatory care, and transitions between care settings.

In addition to sharpening your pharmacotherapeutic skills in the traditional acute care hospital, we are excited to be able to offer experiences across many different specialized inpatient and outpatient settings such as antimicrobial stewardship, emergency medicine, oncology, and comprehensive medication management. You will have an opportunity to work with providers from multiple disciplines in a team-based care approach.

Our dedicated group of preceptors are ready to welcome you to the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic Health System — Albert Lea and Austin.

Jill Sathre, PharmD, BCACP, BCPS
Program Director, PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic Health System — Albert Lea and Austin
Clinical Pharmacist
Instructor of Pharmacy, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences

Department of Pharmacy

The Department of Pharmacy at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care in a community setting.

Pharmacy services offered include:

  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Central pharmacy distribution
  • Clinical pharmacy decision-support software
  • Collaborative practice agreements
  • Decentralized clinical pharmacy practice
  • In-service education and other scholarly activities
  • Medication reconciliation at admission and discharge
  • Medication therapy management ambulatory care services
  • Patient education programs
  • Perpetual inventory control
  • Pharmacist-led research and research support services
  • Pharmacist-managed anticoagulation services
  • Pharmacokinetic services
  • Pharmacy informatics and technology support
  • Pharmacy, therapeutics, and formulary committee support
  • Sterile, nonsterile, and hazardous 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 in Albert Lea and Austin, Minnesota. Whether your interests lie in inpatient medication management and monitoring or outpatient services and consultation, you are afforded countless learning and teaching opportunities in a resource-rich environment.


Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin has a large outpatient practice with two primary care and specialty clinics. Integrated medication therapy management services are provided by pharmacists at both locations.


Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin, Minnesota, has 12 Intensive care, 39 medical, surgical, pediatric, and 10 family birth center beds. The Mayo Clinic Health System — Southeast Minnesota region also includes three additional hospitals, ranging in size from 10 to 40 beds. In the hospital environment, pharmacists work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary health care team to optimize patient outcomes. Pharmacists, residents, and students are longstanding, integral members of a team that continually advance the pharmacy profession.