Pharmacy residents discuss a patient in the clinic at Mayo Clinic in Arizona
Page Content


After completing the 12-month PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix/Scottsdale, 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 is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY-1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (such as BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY-2) residencies.


hospital in Arizona for 11 consecutive years (U.S. News, 2023-2024)

Program highlights

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 will:

  • Participate as a member of the interdisciplinary team in an environment shaped by the core values of teamwork, collaboration, and mutual respect
  • Develop pharmacotherapy expertise as you experience both the common and the complex patient cases
  • Experience professional growth in a teaching environment that is patient-centered and science driven
  • Build your precepting skills through participation in a yearlong teaching and learning curriculum
  • Enhance your research skills by completing research curriculum and leading a clinical research project
  • Expand your communication skills through leading interdisciplinary discussions, delivering informal and formal presentations, and writing a research manuscript
  • Collaborate with fellow residents across the enterprise on a medication use evaluation
  • Create connections with fellow pharmacists through professional organizations and conferences
  • Experience professional growth in a setting that is supportive of learner well-being
  • Learn in a structured yet flexible curriculum

Program history

The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, originated in 2017 and is accredited by ASHP. Past graduates are clinicians and specialists practicing in a variety of settings. Approximately one-half of previous graduates have obtained positions at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. 

The program is continuously evaluated for improvement to ensure graduates make a seamless transition into clinical practice. Four candidates are selected on a competitive basis each year.


Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world. Every year, more than 1.3 million people from all 50 states and nearly 150 countries come to Mayo Clinic, where the primary value is "the needs of the patient come first."

Mayo Clinic in Arizona is spread across two main campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, which are located 14 miles apart. The Phoenix campus includes Mayo Clinic Hospital, a seven-story facility with 368 beds, 33 operating suites, and an emergency department. The specialty and Mayo Clinic Buildings bring together dedicated and specialized, multidisciplinary care teams in nearly every medical specialty.

The Scottsdale campus houses outpatient services in the Mayo Clinic Building. Additional primary care facilities and a sports medicine complex are located throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area.

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.

Pharmacy residents checking supplies at Mayo Clinic

Choosing Mayo Clinic for your pharmacy education

Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix, Arizona.
Campus and community

Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ

Pharmacy technician in training sorting through medications in a lab

Stipend and benefits