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Alicia Mattson, PharmD, BCCCP

Alicia Mattson, PharmD, BCCCP

Program Director

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy

Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist

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Kellyn Engstrom, PharmD, MPH, BCEMP

Kellyn Engstrom, PharmD, MPH, BCEMP

Assistant Program Director

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy

Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist

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From the Program Director

The goal for the PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic is to provide our residents with an environment to develop into patient-centered, evidence-based, compassionate clinicians. Throughout the year you will work to refine your skills in clinical practice, research, and education.

The care provided to patients in the ED is truly a multidisciplinary experience. As a pharmacist, you are expected to be at the bedside providing your expertise to the care of the patient. Our EM pharmacists are present in ED 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Preceptors have trained at a variety of institutions and are dedicated to your development as an emergency medicine specialist.

Not only will you gain training in clinical practice, you will spend time working on research, quality improvement, and professional development. Utilizing the vast resources we have available at Mayo Clinic, our residency aims to tailor your experience to meet the goals of each individual resident.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have about our program. We look forward to working with you!

Alicia Mattson, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Program Director
PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Emergency Medicine at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester

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.

Dedicated preceptors

Preceptors for the PGY-2 emergency medicine residency provide direct patient care 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 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 ASHP.

Pharmacy services

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

Practice areas

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.