Department and Faculty
Diana Schreier, PharmD, BCPS
From the Program Director
Mayo Clinic is a world-renowned leader in healthcare and consistently ranks in the top hospitals according to US News & World Report. We focus on clinical care, research, and education and our primary value is that the needs of the patient come first.
Our Pharmacy Informatics Residency started in 2015 and we pride ourselves in customizing learning opportunities to the interests of the resident. Our goal is to prepare pharmacy informaticists with the broad range of skills to succeed in pharmacy informatics at any institution while also exposing the resident to the informatics specialization that occurs at Mayo Clinic.
As a PGY-2 Informatics resident, you will support and enhance the medication use process applying informatics principles to a broad array of technologies. We are excited to offer a new staffing role starting in 2023 that teaches data acquisition, wrangling, and cleaning through R, Excel, and various self-service reporting tools at Mayo Clinic. The resident will collaborate closely with other informaticists and statisticians to support reporting needs for research and quality improvement projects.
Thank you for your interest in the PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency at Mayo Clinic.
Evan Draper, PharmD, BCPS
PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency
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.
Preceptors for the PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency oversee medication management technologies in many specialty areas and are actively involved in scholarly activities. The preceptors come from diverse backgrounds and share numerous years of experience, knowledge and 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 or by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). All residency program preceptors meet the qualifications outlined by the ASHP.
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
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.