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Keith Stenzel, PharmD, BCPS

Keith Stenzel, PharmD, BCPS

Program Director

Hospital Clinical Pharmacist

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist

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From the Program Director

Interdisciplinary teamwork is the cornerstone of a successful pharmacy practice. Pharmacists must be able to apply their practice, education and research skills in a team environment to promote superior outcomes, safe medication use, and cost-effective patient care. The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic Health System — Mankato allows you to gain experience and confidence in these areas while working in a community setting with all of the support and resources that Mayo Clinic has to offer.

As a resident at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, you are part of a larger educational team, including residents and preceptors within the Mayo Clinic network, who are dedicated to your growth and development through frequent interaction. In addition to clinical experiences, we look forward to collaborating with you to help advance your communication, teaching and precepting, research, and leadership skills. Your input is highly valued to create a custom residency to meet your needs.

Past graduates of this program have obtained positions in community and academic medical centers and have pursued additional postgraduate training. Whatever your future goals entail, we look forward to receiving your application and future contributions to our practice.


Keith Stenzel, PharmD, BCPS
Program Director
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic Health System — Mankato

Department of pharmacy

The Department of Pharmacy at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato 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
  • Computerized intravenous admixture and unit dose dispensing
  • Decentralized clinical pharmacy practice
  • In-service education and other scholarly activities
  • Medication reconciliation and discharge huddles
  • 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 Mankato, 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.

Outpatient practice

Mayo Clinic Health System — Mankato has a large outpatient practice with two primary care clinics and a specialty clinic. Integrated medication therapy management services are provided by pharmacists at all these locations in addition to multiple rural clinic locations throughout the Southwest Minnesota region.

Inpatient practice

Mayo Clinic Health System — Mankato is a Joint Commission-licensed, 154-bed, Level III trauma, and certified stroke center located in Mankato, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System — Southwest Minnesota region also includes five additional hospitals, ranging in size from 10 to 30 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.