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Department and Faculty

Eric Matey, PharmD, BCACP

Eric Matey, PharmD, BCACP

Program Director

Instructor in Pharmacy

Pharmacogenomics Ambulatory Care Pharmacist

Razan El Melik, PharmD, BCACP

Razan El Melik, PharmD, BCACP

Assistant Program Director

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy

Pharmacogenomics Ambulatory Care Pharmacist

From the Program Director

Clinical Pharmacogenomics (PGx) pharmacists have the specialized training and knowledge needed to manage complex medication regimens that are unique to the PGx population. Additionally, we are experts in meeting clinical needs not encountered in any other specialty, making PGx one of the most exciting areas of pharmacy practice.

As a PGx pharmacist, you will care for patients of all ages in various health care settings. At Mayo Clinic, we provide evidence-based, patient-centered medication management design, implementation, monitoring, and modification of pharmacotherapy plans to improve safety and efficacy. Mayo Clinic has been a national leader in PGx implementation by incorporating patient-specific PGx test results into our electronic health record, resulting in a state-of-the-art clinical decision support system that can fire on 23 gene-drug pairs at any moment.

The PGY-2 PGx Residency at Mayo Clinic has a candidate status for American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accreditation and is supported by the Mayo Clinic Department of Pharmacy and our renowned medical education system.

Following completion of the program, you will have the skills and confidence to practice independently and effectively as a PGx pharmacist. Please contact me with any questions.

Eric Matey, PharmD, MBA, BCACP
Program Director
PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Clinical Pharmacogenomics at Mayo Clinic

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

Preceptors for the PGY-2 Clinical Pharmacogenomics Residency provide direct patient care in various inpatient and outpatient settings 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 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.

Inpatient

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.

Outpatient

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.