Pharmacy informatics resident working on a computer at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
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After completing the 12-month PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency at Mayo Clinic, you will be a competent medication management informaticist capable of transforming the medication use process.

The purpose of the PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency at Mayo Clinic is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY-1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY-2 residencies provide you with opportunities to function independently as a practitioner by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings.

Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY-2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

Through analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation of technologies that enhance medication therapy outcomes, you improve pharmaceutical care, strengthen the clinician-patient relationship, and optimize medication management supporting systems.

After completion of this postgraduate residency, trainees will have the skills to understand domains of clinical informatics, including clinical care; the structures, processes, and incentives that shape the clinical care environment; and information and communications technology.

Program highlights

The program provides the high-quality didactic and informatics experiences needed to create a well-rounded, fully competent informatics pharmacist. Pharmacy residents will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop expertise, knowledge, and skills in a broad range of electronic health record concepts
  • Contribute to an interdisciplinary health care team to optimize medication workflows
  • Enhance skills in conducting clinical research, medication use evaluations, and quality improvement initiatives
  • Strengthen communication skills by presenting formal and informal lectures, writing a professional manuscript, and leading interdisciplinary discussions
  • Participate as active members in medication management team meetings
  • 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

Program history

The PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency at Mayo Clinic started in 2015 and is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The residency program is continuously evaluated for improvement opportunities to ensure graduates make a seamless transition into practice. One candidate a year is selected on a competitive basis.


The campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is divided between outpatient and inpatient facilities. The extensive outpatient facilities are part of Mayo Clinic, while Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester includes the Saint Marys campus (1,265 beds) and the Methodist campus (794 beds). Together, these represent one of the largest, most advanced medical centers in the world.

Training for this residency is primarily conducted to support the activities of Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester and Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital. Projects and activities may also support Mayo Clinic's outpatient complex, Mayo Clinic Health System, and Mayo Clinic's campuses in Jacksonville, Florida, and Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona.

Pharmacy residents checking supplies at Mayo Clinic

Choosing Mayo Clinic for your pharmacy education

Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minnesota.
Campus and community

Rochester, MN

Pharmacy technician in training sorting through medications in a lab

Stipend and benefits