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Curriculum

Residents in the PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Internal Medicine speak together in the hallway at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

As a PGY-2 internal medicine resident, much of your time is devoted to comprehensive training as a member of the interdisciplinary team. A breadth of learning experiences has been designed to increase and refine your clinical competency, provide evidence-based pharmacotherapeutic care plans and develop your confidence as an independent practitioner.

Direct patient care services allow you to provide patient-specific pharmaceutical care services. Responsibilities include development of individualized care and monitoring plans for various patient populations. After coaching, instruction and modeling by a preceptor, you are assessed and constructively critiqued on how to further refine your delivery of evidence-based recommendations.

Drug information is provided to patients, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other allied health professionals. Feedback is provided to enhance drug information-retrieval skills using a variety of resources and modalities.

Pharmacokinetic monitoring is provided to eligible patients. You serve as an information resource by providing recommendations for appropriate assay procedures, evaluation of serum drug concentrations and appropriate documentation in the medical record.

Required learning experiences

The PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester is designed to provide a diverse experience for the future clinician. Required learning experiences include:

Area Length
Orientation 4 weeks
Cardiology 4 weeks
Gastroenterology 4 weeks
Infectious diseases 4 weeks
Internal medicine 8 weeks
Internal medicine (teaching and precepting) 5 weeks
Intensive care unit 4 weeks
Education and presentations Longitudinal, 48 weeks
Leadership and professional development Longitudinal, 52 weeks
Quality improvement Longitudinal, 48 weeks
Research Longitudinal, 48 weeks
Staffing Longitudinal, 52 weeks

Elective learning experiences

Elective learning experiences are available in a variety of settings that allow you to tailor the program to their needs. The list below includes popular elective learning experiences that past PGY-2 internal medicine residents completed.

  • Hospitalist internal medicine (hospitalist service)
  • Liver transplantation and hepatology
  • Neurology
  • Nutrition support
  • Outpatient infectious diseases clinic
  • Pain management
  • Primary care internal medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Solid organ transplant medication therapy management

Additional elective learning experiences may be available upon request.

Staffing commitment

All PGY-2 residents provide up to 24 hours of staffing every four weeks. Staffing may include a combination of weekend and evening experiences to maintain operational and clinical pharmacy competency and knowledge. No formal on-call program exists.

Curriculum enhancements

The Department of Pharmacy and Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences are committed to developing and maintaining the best education programs. The curriculum and other aspects of this program are assessed constantly and changed as necessary to ensure the highest quality training.