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Breann Hogan, PharmD, BCPS

Breann Hogan, PharmD, BCPS

Program Director

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy

Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist

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Ashley Otto, PharmD, BCPS

Ashley Otto, PharmD, BCPS

Assistant Program Director

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy 

Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist

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From the Program Director

Welcome to the challenging practice of Internal Medicine pharmacy, where no day is the same as the last! As one of the largest integrated medical centers in the world, each day we help treat a variety of medical conditions and serve a diverse population from near and far.

As a PGY-2 IM pharmacy resident, you will join a team of enthusiastic and dedicated clinical pharmacists with well-established interdisciplinary relationships providing individualized patient care. Our preceptors are dedicated to offering residents with personalized and comprehensive learning experiences in patient care, education, and research.

As you consider your options for advanced training, I would like to focus your attention to a few aspects of the program:

  • Opportunities to work with a variety of highly trained board-certified preceptors
  • Flexibility and vast selection of elective learning experiences
  • Countless resources for patient care, research, and educational activities

My goal for each resident is to help you attain your full potential as a well-rounded, knowledgeable, and confident clinical pharmacist. I am proud to say that all residents that have completed our program have gone onto successful clinical pharmacy positions. Please review our website to learn more and contact me if you have any further questions!

Breann M. Hogan, PharmD, BCPS
Program Director
PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Internal 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 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.

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.