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PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital


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Developing the future pediatric pharmacist

After completing the 12-month PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital, you will be a proficient independent general practitioner capable of providing broad pharmacotherapy knowledge to pediatric patient populations.

The purpose of the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital 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 program provides the high-quality didactic and clinical experiences needed to create a well-rounded, fully competent clinical pharmacist. Pediatric pharmacy residents:

  • Develop expertise, knowledge and skills in a broad range of pediatric and neonatal 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 skills in conducting clinical research and medication use evaluations
  • Strengthen communication skills by presenting formal and informal lectures, writing a professional manuscript, and leading interdisciplinary discussions
  • Develop pharmacy practice management skills by leading 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 Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital residency provides opportunities for general training in pediatric areas of pharmacy practice. During each learning experience, residents work closely with their preceptors, highly qualified pharmacists, physicians and other allied health care professionals.

Program history

The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital originated in 2003 under the umbrella of Mayo's accredited general pharmacy practice residency. In 2011, the program was accredited as a freestanding residency by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Graduates practice across the U.S. as respected pediatric and neonatal pharmacy clinicians. The residency program is continuously evaluated for improvement opportunities to ensure graduates make a seamless transition into clinical practice. One candidate a year is selected on a competitive basis.

Dedicated preceptors

Preceptors for the PGY-1 pediatric pharmacy residency provide direct patient care in virtually every pediatric and neonatal 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.


Training for this residency is primarily conducted at Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital, though students may have learning experiences at the Saint Marys campus (1,265 beds) or Methodist campus (794 beds), both part of Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester.