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PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic in Florida


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Developing the future clinical pharmacist

The 12-month PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic in Florida provides comprehensive educational experiences centered on a challenging, quality-oriented practice and learning environment. A diverse patient population coupled with dedicated faculty promotes teamwork while providing the optimal residency learning experience.

As a PGY-1 pharmacy resident, you will:

  • Design and manage therapeutic regimens
  • Establish outcomes and monitoring parameters for hospitalized and ambulatory patients
  • Participate in clinical and operational services to support safe medication use processes
  • Train in pharmacy management to understand integration of services and programs that support departmental mission and goals
  • Investigate a particular element of pharmacy practice as a research project
  • Train in medical informatics to support safe medication use processes and enhancement of pharmaceutical care

Program history

The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic in Florida is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Graduates of this residency have consistently found immediate employment in academia, hospital pharmacy practice and ambulatory care clinics. Several graduates have moved on to complete a PGY-2 specialty residency. Approximately one-fourth of the program's graduates have accepted positions at the Jacksonville campus of Mayo Clinic.

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

Dedicated preceptors

Preceptors for the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency provide patient care in many practice areas 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 interests. Residents have direct access to these and many more preceptors and mentors to optimize the learning experience.

Many pharmacists at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are certified by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties in various practice areas. All residency program preceptors meet the qualifications outlined by the ASHP.


Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, is a comprehensive medical facility providing advanced programs in education and research that support the highest quality patient care. Campus activity is conducted in the Mayo Clinic Hospital and the interconnected Davis, Mayo and Cannaday buildings, and the recently opened Mangurian buidling.

The ambulatory facilities provide clinical services ranging from primary to specialty care and advanced procedures. Mayo Clinic Hospital provides comprehensive inpatient services, including surgical and medical intensive care units, specialized solid organ transplant units, and advanced cardiac and neurosurgery facilities.