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Lance Oyen, PharmD, MBA, FCCP, FCCM, BCPS

Lance Oyen, PharmD, MBA, FCCP, FCCM, BCPS

Program Director

Associate Professor of Pharmacy

Chief Pharmacy Officer

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Jason Christensen, PharmD, MS, MBA

Jason Christensen, PharmD, MS, MBA

Assistant Program Director

Senior Director of Pharmacy

Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester

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Julie Cunningham, PharmD, BCPP

Julie Cunningham, PharmD, BCPP

Assistant Program Director

Associate Professor of Pharmacy

Associate Chief Pharmacy Officer

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From the Program Director

The need for graduates from a PGY-1/PGY-2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership with Masters program has never been greater. As a graduate you will ultimately serve as a source of highly trained pharmacy leader able to enter the workforce with baseline clinical training (PGY-1) coupled with formal managerial training (PGY-2), ASHP Pharmacy Leadership Academy diploma, and a master’s degree. In today’s highly complex and integrated healthcare environment, formal HSPAL training is critical to not only initially succeed in a pharmacy leadership position and offers infrastructure for leader growth.

Mayo Clinic is in the ideal situation to host a combined HSPAL-MS residency program. Mayo Clinic offers one of the richest and most diverse pharmacy practices in the United States. In addition to hospital practice, the Department of Pharmacy has fully integrated inpatient, outpatient, specialty pharmacy, and ambulatory care services across the Midwest. The first year of the program mirrors our existing PGY-1 program (in place since 1972) to build on clinical skills, while the second year (PGY-2) focuses entirely on HSPAL.

Along with all of our exceptional preceptors, I look forward to meeting you and hopefully being part of your amazing residency experience!

Lance Oyen, PharmD, MBA, FCCP, FCCM, BCPS
Program Director
PGY-1/PGY-2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership with Masters at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester

Department of Pharmacy

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 is consistently recognized on U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals list as one of the best hospitals in the nation. With more than 34,000 employees, Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is among the largest, most advanced medical centers in the world.

Dedicated preceptors

Core preceptors for the PGY-1 and PGY-2 academic years are actively involved in resident teaching and other scholarly activities. The preceptors come from diverse backgrounds and share numerous years of experience, clinical knowledge, research, and leadership 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.

Pharmacy services

The Department of Pharmacy at Mayo Clinic employs nearly 730 individuals, including approximately 350 pharmacists, to provide comprehensive pharmaceutical services.

Pharmacy services provided include:

  • Central pharmacy distribution
  • Clinical pharmacy decision-support software
  • Collaborative practice agreements
  • Computerized intravenous admixture and unit dose dispensing
  • Decentralized clinical pharmacy practice
  • Drug information services
  • Infusion therapy center
  • In-service education and other scholarly activities
  • Investigational drug studies
  • Medication reconciliation and discharge huddles
  • Medication therapy management and specialty clinic ambulatory care services
  • Outpatient distribution
  • Patient education programs
  • Perpetual inventory control
  • Pharmacist-led research and research support services
  • Pharmacist-managed anticoagulation services
  • Pharmacokinetic monitoring and management
  • Pharmacy informatics and technology support
  • Pharmacy, therapeutics and formulary committee support
  • Sterile and nonsterile compounding

Practice areas

A broad range of pharmacy practice work areas are available at one of the world's pre-eminent medical institutions. Whether your interests lie in inpatient medication management and monitoring or outpatient services and consultation, you are afforded countless learning and teaching opportunities in a resource-rich environment.


Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester is composed of the Saint Marys Campus (1,265 beds) and Methodist Campus (794 beds). In the hospital environment, pharmacists work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary health care team to optimize patient outcomes.

Pharmacists, residents and students are longstanding, integral members of a team that continually advance the pharmacy profession. Pharmacists at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester process nearly 11,000 computerized physician orders each day and document approximately 15,000 electronic medication-related interventions a month.


Mayo Clinic has a very large outpatient practice — more than 1.4 million visits each year — with care provided in virtually every specialty. Nearly 3,500 prescriptions are filled each day at Mayo Clinic outpatient pharmacies.

Pharmacists support this large practice through multiple pharmacy locations, including primary practice, hospital dismissal, a communication center and an automated processing center. Medication therapy management services in a variety of specialties are provided to optimize patients' regimens.