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Laura Dinnes, PharmD, BCIDP, BCPPS

Laura Dinnes, PharmD, BCIDP, BCPPS

Program Director

Instructor in Pharmacy

Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Diseases Pharmacist

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Linda Marshall, PharmD, BCPPS

Linda Marshall, PharmD, BCPPS

Assistant Program Director

Instructor in Pharmacy

Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist

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From the Program Director

Hello and welcome to the challenging and extremely rewarding profession of pediatric pharmacy! Because of our diverse patient population, from newborns to adolescents, with numerous disease states, pharmacotherapy must be individualized for each patient. Limited data and evolving research in pediatric patients make the role of the pediatric pharmacist a critical component to achieving successful outcomes.

Mayo Clinic's primary value is "the needs of the patient come first." With a strong commitment to our three shields: patient care, education and research, and promotion of interdisciplinary teamwork, we proudly developed a comprehensive pediatric pharmacy residency. Our pediatric pharmacists and interdisciplinary team members will help you build a strong pharmaceutical knowledge base and clinical skill set. Our residency is designed to tailor the curriculum to meet your needs, build upon your strengths, and improve your weaknesses.

We are fortunate to attract outstanding resident candidates each year. Those who have completed our program are enjoying successful careers. Seven of our past residents have stayed on or returned to our team, and now we are excited for you to join us! The dedicated efforts devoted during your residency year will set you up for success down whichever path you may choose.

Laura Dinnes, PharmD, BCIDP, BCPPS
Program Director, PGY-2 Pediatrics Residency at Mayo Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital
Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Diseases Pharmacist
Instructor in Pharmacy

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 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.

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.