Catherine DeFino, Pharm.D., R.Ph.

Catherine E. DeFino, Pharm.D., R.Ph.Why I chose Mayo Clinic for residency training

The PGY-1 program at Mayo Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital provides the perfect environment to foster professional growth as a new pharmacist. I am so grateful to train in a health system with seemingly endless opportunities and resources as I learn how to best care for a complex and diverse pediatric patient population.

What makes this program special, however, is the incredible people. Practicing with preceptors who are dedicated to my learning and willing to tailor experiences to align with my goals has been invaluable. Inside and outside of the pharmacy, I have had the opportunity to work alongside and form strong relationships with a variety of healthcare professional who have made an effort to connect with me on a personal level. Being a part of the team at Mayo Eugenio Litta Children’s hospital, where professionals work together to truly put the needs of the patients first, has been more rewarding than I ever thought possible.


Academics ▸ Health Sciences Education ▸ PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Critical Care at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester ▸ Residents ▸ Catherine DeFino, Pharm.D., R.Ph.