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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 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.


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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 the yearlong Clinical Educators Program
  • 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.

The residency is accredited by ASHP and 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.


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.

The Arizona campus is currently undergoing the largest capital expansion project in Mayo Clinic history. By 2024, Mayo Clinic will double the size of the Phoenix campus, with new construction and additions to existing facilities to support activities across the Practice, Research, and Education shields.

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Choosing Mayo Clinic for your pharmacy education

Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix, Arizona.
Campus and community

Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ

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Stipend and benefits