Page Content
Browse up a level:Health Sciences Education Navigation menu for the following sub-section:

PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester


Mayo Clinic PGY-2 internal medicine pharmacy resident working with a patient

Developing the future internal medicine specialist

After completing the 12-month PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester, you will be a proficient independent practitioner capable of providing advanced pharmaceutical care to internal medicine patients.

The purpose of the PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester is to build on your Doctor of Pharmacy education and PGY-1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. This PGY-2 residency provides you with opportunities to function independently as a practitioner by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge while incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete this PGY-2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify you for clinical pharmacist and faculty positions and eligibility for attainment of board certification.

The program provides the high-quality didactic and clinical experiences needed to create a well-rounded, fully competent clinical pharmacist. As a PGY-2 internal medicine resident, you:

  • Develop expertise, knowledge and skills in pharmacologic therapies
  • Contribute to an interdisciplinary health care team offering patient-specific therapeutic interventions to treat, cure, rehabilitate and alleviate medical conditions and diseases
  • Enhance your skills in conducting clinical research
  • Strengthen your communication skills by presenting formal and informal lectures, writing a professional manuscript, and leading interdisciplinary discussions

The PGY-2 internal medicine residency provides you with opportunities for advanced training with a variety of acutely ill medical populations. During each learning experience, you work closely with your preceptors, highly qualified pharmacists, physicians and other allied health care professionals.

Program history

The PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester began in July 2017 and is currently in candidate status for accreditation by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Previously, the program was an accredited PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Pharmacotherapy, which has produced respected clinicians that practice across the U.S. since 2007. The residency program is continuously evaluated for improvement opportunities to ensure that graduates make a seamless transition into clinical practice. One candidate is selected on a competitive basis each year.

Dedicated preceptors

Preceptors for the PGY-2 internal medicine residency provide direct patient care in multiple specialty areas 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. You have direct access to preceptors and mentors to optimize your 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.


The campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is divided between outpatient and inpatient facilities. The extensive outpatient facilities are part of Mayo Clinic, while Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester includes the Saint Marys campus (1,265 beds) and the Methodist campus (794 beds). Together, these represent one of the largest, most advanced medical centers in the world.

Training for this residency is primarily conducted at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester and Mayo Clinic's outpatient complex.