Department and Faculty
From the Program Director
As a resident in the PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Ambulatory Care at Mayo Clinic Health System – Eau Claire, you will have an opportunity to master the skills necessary to provide comprehensive medication management, collaborate effectively with healthcare team members and develop and maintain an ambulatory care practice.
Our program’s curriculum follows the Mayo Clinic core priorities of research, education, and patient care that are consistent with our primary value, "The needs of the patient come first." You will apply this value by providing individualized patient care and managing chronic conditions longitudinally. Your experience in our clinic-based ambulatory care practice will be supported by the resources of a large academic medical center.
I welcome the opportunity to support you in achieving professional development goals and, most importantly, to impact the lives of your patients.
Katie Taylor, PharmD, BCACP
PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Ambulatory Care at Mayo Clinic Health System – Eau Claire
Department of Pharmacy
The Department of Pharmacy at Mayo Clinic Health System — Eau Claire employs over 200 individuals in the Northwest Wisconsin Region, including approximately 60 pharmacists, to provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient pharmaceutical services.
Pharmacy services provided include:
- Antimicrobial stewardship
- Central pharmacy distribution
- Clinical pharmacy decision-support software
- Collaborative practice agreements
- Computerized intravenous admixture and unit dose dispensing
- Decentralized clinical pharmacy practice
- Discharge prescription bedside delivery and education
- Infusion therapy center
- In-service education and other scholarly activities
- Medication management ambulatory services
- Medication reconciliation
- 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
- Specialty clinic ambulatory care services
- Sterile and nonsterile compounding
As a resident, you have direct access to skilled and dedicated preceptors and mentors to optimize your learning experience. All preceptors meet qualifications outlined by ASHP, and many are certified by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties.
A broad range of pharmacy practice work areas are available at Mayo Clinic Health System — Eau Claire. As a resident, you are afforded a variety of acute and ambulatory care training experiences that focus on medication management and monitoring along with countless learning and teaching opportunities in a resource-rich environment.
Mayo Clinic Health System — Eau Claire and the surrounding Northwest Wisconsin region offers a robust ambulatory care pharmacy practice within several primary care clinics as well as specialties, including oncology and anticoagulation. Pharmacists are embedded within family medicine, internal medicine, and oncology departments where they provide medication management services with the goal of optimizing medication regimens through team-based care. Several outpatient pharmacies and one, long-term care pharmacy are located within the region that are supported by pharmacists who provide compliance packaging services, patient counseling, and respond to drug information queries from healthcare team members across the region.
Mayo Clinic Health System — Eau Claire is a Joint Commission-licensed, 304-bed, community hospital located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and is part of the Northwest Wisconsin Region of the Chippewa Valley region. Over a dozen additional communities make up the Mayo Clinic Health System — Eau Claire Northwest Wisconsin Region. In the hospital environment, pharmacists work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary health care team to optimize patient outcomes. Pharmacists, residents, and students are long-standing, integral members of a team that continually advance the pharmacy profession.