As a PGY-1 pharmacy resident, 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 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic Health System — La Crosse is designed to provide a diverse experience for the future pharmacy clinician. Required learning experiences may be extended based on your interests and include the following:
|Internal medicine||4 weeks|
|Critical care||4 weeks|
|Antimicrobial stewardship/infectious disease||4 weeks|
|Family medicine||4 weeks|
|Practice management||4 weeks|
|Research project||Longitudinal (20 project days provided throughout the academic year)|
|Teaching and learning certificate||Longitudinal|
Elective learning experiences
Electives are available in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings that allow you to tailor the program to your needs. The list below includes learning experiences that past PGY-1 residents have completed at Mayo Clinic Health System — La Crosse.
|Advanced family medicine||4 weeks|
|Advanced antimicrobial stewardship||4 weeks|
|Ambulatory services||4 weeks|
|Hematology/oncology II||4 weeks|
|Palliative care||4 weeks|
|Emergency medicine||4 weeks|
Additional elective learning experiences may be available upon request.
Mayo Clinic Health System — La Crosse pharmacy residents staff an average of 32 hours each month. Staffing may include a combination of day, weekends, and holidays with a central and decentral pharmacy component to advance experience in both operational and clinical pharmacy services. Staffing also includes 3 hours staffed each month at the Saint Claire Health Mission which provides care for the underserved patient population in the region. No formal on-call program exists.
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 routinely assessed and changed as necessary to ensure the highest-quality training.