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PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Arizona


Trainees in the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Arizona with Assistant Residency Director, Margaret R. McCallen, Pharm.D., R.Ph.

Developing the future pharmacist

After completing the 12-month PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Arizona, you will be a proficient independent general practitioner capable of providing broad pharmacotherapy knowledge to a multitude of acute care patient populations.

The purpose of the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Arizona is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY-2) pharmacy residency training.

The residency provides the high-quality didactic and clinical experiences needed to create a well-rounded, fully competent clinical pharmacist. As a pharmacy resident, you:

  • Develop expertise, knowledge, and skills in a broad range of therapeutics through direct patient care
  • Contribute to an interdisciplinary health care team offering patient-specific interventions to optimize drug therapy outcomes
  • Provide drug information to the interdisciplinary team in an environment based on teamwork and mutual respect
  • Enhance your skills in conducting clinical research, a medication use evaluation and quality improvement initiatives
  • Strengthen your communication skills by presenting formal and informal lectures, writing a professional manuscript, and leading interdisciplinary discussions
  • Participate as an active member in cardiopulmonary resuscitations
  • Develop pharmacy practice management skills by participating in various committees, establishing policies and understanding the pharmacy practice philosophy
  • Network with fellow pharmacy residents and practicing clinicians through professional membership and conferences

The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency provides opportunities for general training in all areas of practice. During each rotation, you work closely with your preceptor, highly qualified pharmacists, physicians and other allied health care professionals.

Program history

The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Arizona originated in 2017.

The residency is accredited by ASHP and is continuously evaluated for improvement to ensure graduates make a seamless transition into clinical practice. Two candidates are selected on a competitive basis each year.

Dedicated preceptors

Core preceptors for the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency provide direct patient care in virtually every specialty area and are actively involved in resident teaching and other scholarly activities. The preceptors come from diverse backgrounds and share numerous years of experience, clinical knowledge and research interests. You have direct access to these and many more preceptors and mentors to optimize the learning experience.

All residency program preceptors meet the qualifications outlined by ASHP.


The campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, includes extensive outpatient facilities and Mayo Clinic Hospital, a seven-story facility with 268 beds, 21 operating suites, and an emergency department.

Training for this residency is primarily conducted at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, though you may have rotations at Mayo Clinic's outpatient settings.