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Department and Faculty

Jade Kutzke, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS

Jade Kutzke, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS

Program Director

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy

Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacist

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Heather Truong, PharmD, BCOP

Heather Truong, PharmD, BCOP

Assistant Program Director

Instructor in Pharmacy

Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacist

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From the program director

If your interests lie in quality residency training, breakthrough biomedical research, and a world-class interdisciplinary team approach to medicine, you will find the PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Oncology at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester to be a highly rewarding professional and personal experience.

Our oncology pharmacists and preceptors are passionate about what they do, from compassionate direct patient care to focused training of our residents and students. They will provide you with the training and experience necessary to become an exemplary pharmacist in hematology and oncology. Our residency excels in the ability to tailor the program to your needs and desires — the clinical, research, and educational resources you will enjoy are unparalleled.

Your knowledge base and pharmacotherapy skills will mature and be refined through participation in interdisciplinary patient care and a rigorous board-certified oncology pharmacist curriculum. We also work with you to improve your strengths and weaknesses, whether you need enhanced writing, research, communication, management, or teaching skills.

If an atmosphere that promotes innovation and excellence appeals to you, I encourage you to explore our website, contact me with questions, and thoughtfully consider advancing your training and career through our PGY-2 oncology residency.

Jade Kutzke, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS
Program Director
PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Oncology 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 oncology residency provide direct patient care in virtually every specialty area 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 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.