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Department and Faculty

Abby Krauter, PharmD, BCPS

Abby Krauter, PharmD, BCPS

Program Director

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy

Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist

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Susan Horsman, PharmD, BCPS

Susan Horsman, PharmD, BCPS

Assistant Program Director

Instructor in Pharmacy

Surgical and Nutrition Clinical Pharmacist

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From the Program Director

Residency training at Mayo Clinic promises to be a year of considerable clinical, professional, and personal growth. Each day residents are immersed in a collaborative multidisciplinary environment, training at the forefront of medicine, alongside clinicians who are at the top of their field.

Over the past 50 years we have developed a curriculum that will hone your skillsets in patient care, education, and research. The opportunity to work with knowledgeable and engaged preceptors, coupled with exposure to diverse patient populations, ensures a well-rounded experience that is tailored to the goals of the individual resident. In addition, residents are provided the necessary resources to carry out impactful projects with the guidance of dedicated mentors.

Our program’s rich history is built on a culture of humility in which the needs of the patient are always at the forefront. Looking to the future, we remain committed to these core values while striving to provide residents with innovative and diverse learning experiences. Have confidence that in choosing Mayo Clinic you will be well equipped to positively impact patient care and the future of our profession.

Abby Krauter, PharmD, BCPS
Program Director
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester

Department of Pharmacy

Across Midwest sites, Mayo Clinic Department of Pharmacy employs more than 1,300 individuals, including more than 600 pharmacists, to provide comprehensive care for inpatient, outpatient, and ambulatory care patients. As a single, full-integrated department, residents have direct access to a near unlimited pool of subject matter experts in virtually every area of interest.

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. Residents have direct access to these and many more preceptors and mentors to optimize the learning experience.

More than 100 pharmacists at Mayo Clinic are certified by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties in various practice areas. All residency program preceptors meet the qualifications outlined by the ASHP.

Practice areas

A broad range of pharmacy practice areas are available at one of the world's pre-eminent medical institutions. Whether your interests lie with inpatient, outpatient, ambulatory care, or a combination of all, you are afforded countless learning and teaching opportunities in a resource-rich environment.


The inpatient practice at Mayo Clinic is one of the most robust in the nation, offering pharmacy residents with seemingly unlimited specialty and sub-specialty learning experiences in nearly every disease state. The inpatient pharmacy uses a combination of centralized operational services, decentral clinical, and specialty roles to offer comprehensive pharmacy care 24 hours per day.


Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has a variety of outpatient pharmacy facilities, including seven licensed walk-up pharmacies, a specialty pharmacy, and mail order, which collectively dispense more than 4,900 prescriptions per day. As part of a fully integrated department, the outpatient practice works seamlessly with inpatient and ambulatory care areas to provide exceptional patient care. The outpatient practice is afforded broad collaborative practice agreements to optimize patient medication regimens.

Ambulatory care

Pharmacists at Mayo Clinic provide direct patient care in a host of onsite and virtual clinic settings, including targeted and comprehensive medication reviews, transitions of care, complex care, and chronic disease management. Broad collaborative practice agreements are in place that allows pharmacists and pharmacy residents to practice at the top of their license. A plethora of ambulatory care learning experiences are available based on your area(s) of interest.