Department and Faculty
Nicole Olson, PharmD, BCACP
From the Program Director
Mayo Clinic's primary value, "The needs of the patient come first," is what I love about Mayo Clinic. Everyone at Mayo Clinic supports the mission by using the three Mayo Clinic shields of education, research, and patient care to do what is best for the patient.
As a resident in the PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Ambulatory Care at Mayo Clinic, you will develop skills in meeting with patients to review their medications for indication, safety, effectiveness, interactions, and adherence. You will apply these skills across a variety of practices, tailored to meet your interests.
Our goal is to help you be a knowledgeable clinical pharmacist who provides the best individualized care for your patients. You will have a diverse experience that will prepare you for a variety of professional pathways, including clinical practice, management, research, teaching, or a combination of these.
Our consistently U.S News & World Report top ranked institution has tremendous resources to optimize your learning experience, including a wealth of knowledge from exceptional preceptors and the health care team!
Our use of an interdisciplinary team approach emphasizing quality and value in patient care will prepare you for the future of ambulatory care pharmacy!
Jan Anderson, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Ambulatory Care at Mayo Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
Across midwest sites, Mayo Clinic Department of Pharmacy employs more than 1,300 individuals, including more than 600 pharmacists, to provide comprehensive care for inpatient, outpatient, and ambulatory care patients. As a single, full-integrated department, residents have direct access to a near unlimited pool of subject matter experts in virtually every area of interest.
Preceptors for the PGY-2 ambulatory care residency provide direct patient care in various outpatient settings 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.
A broad range of pharmacy practice areas are available at one of the world's pre-eminent medical institutions. Whether your interests lie with inpatient, outpatient, ambulatory care, or a combination of all, you are afforded countless learning and teaching opportunities in a resource-rich environment.
- Ambulatory care
The inpatient practice at Mayo Clinic is one of the most robust in the nation, offering pharmacy residents with seemingly unlimited specialty and sub-specialty learning experiences in nearly every disease state. The inpatient pharmacy uses a combination of centralized operational services, decentral clinical, and specialty roles to offer comprehensive pharmacy care 24 hours per day.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN has a variety of outpatient pharmacy facilities, including seven licensed walk-up pharmacies, a specialty pharmacy, and mail order, which collectively dispense more than 4,900 prescriptions per day. As part of a fully integrated department, the outpatient practice works seamlessly with inpatient and ambulatory care areas to provide exceptional patient care. The outpatient practice is afforded broad collaborative practice agreements to optimize patient medication regimens.
Pharmacists at Mayo Clinic provide direct patient care in a host of onsite and virtual clinic settings, including targeted and comprehensive medication reviews, transitions of care, complex care, and chronic disease management. Broad collaborative practice agreements are in place that allows pharmacists and pharmacy residents to practice at the top of their license. A plethora of ambulatory care learning experiences are available based on your area(s) of interest.