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PGY-1 pharmacy residents at Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital.

PGY-2 pediatric residents devote much of their time to comprehensive training as a member of the interdisciplinary team. Learning experiences are designed to increase and refine clinical competency, provide evidence-based pharmacotherapeutic care plans, and develop confidence as an independent pediatric practitioner.

Direct patient care services allow a resident to provide patient-specific pharmaceutical care services. Responsibilities include development of individualized care and monitoring plans for various patient populations. After coaching, instruction and modeling by a preceptor, residents are assessed and constructively critiqued on how to further refine the delivery of evidence-based recommendations.

Pharmacokinetic monitoring is provided to eligible patients. You will serve as an information resource by providing recommendations for appropriate lab procedures, evaluation of serum drug concentrations, and appropriate documentation in the medical record.

Drug information is provided to patients, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other allied health professionals. Feedback is provided to enhance drug information-retrieval and communication skills using a variety of resources and modalities.

Required learning experiences

The PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital is designed to provide a diverse experience for the future clinician. Required learning experiences include:

Area Length
Orientation 1 month
General pediatrics 1 month
Neonatal intensive care unit 1 month
Pediatric hematology/oncology 1 month
Pediatric infectious diseases 1 month
Pediatric intensive care unit 1 month
Pediatric nutrition support 1 month
Medical emergency response Longitudinal, 12 months
Research and quality improvement Longitudinal, 12 months
Professional development and management Longitudinal, 12 months
Teaching, learning, and precepting Longitudinal, 12 months
Staffing Longitudinal, 12 months

Elective learning experiences

Elective learning experiences are available in a variety of settings that allow you to tailor the program to your needs.

  • Pediatric cardiovascular intensive care
  • Pediatric antimicrobial stewardship
  • Pediatric emergency department
  • Pediatric psychiatry
  • Pediatric ambulatory clinics (general, hematology/oncology, infectious diseases)

Additional elective learning experiences, including those focused on adult patient populations, may be available upon request.

Staffing commitment

All PGY-2 residents provide 24 hours of staffing on average every four weeks. Staffing may include a combination of weekend, evening, and outpatient clinic experiences to maintain operational and clinical pharmacy competency and knowledge. Weekend staffing will occur every five-six weeks in the pediatric pharmacy. No formal on-call program exists.

Curriculum enhancements

The Department of Pharmacy and Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences are committed to developing and maintaining the best education programs. The curriculum and other aspects of this program are assessed constantly and changed as necessary to ensure the highest quality training.