Solid organ transplant pharmacy residents in a meeting at the transplant center
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After completing the 12-month PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Solid Organ Transplant (SOT) at Mayo Clinic Hospital – Rochester, you will possess comprehensive clinical knowledge and skills to provide high-quality, advanced pharmaceutical care for SOT recipients and donors.

The purpose of the PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in SOT at Mayo Clinic Hospital – Rochester is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY-1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY-2 residencies provide you with opportunities to function independently as a practitioner by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY-2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

PGY-2 training at Mayo Clinic Hospital will provide you with opportunities to grow as a future SOT specialist by integrating knowledge and experience into the provision of patient care. To prepare for this professional growth, training is focused on comprehensive care of the SOT patient, practice management, and pharmaceutical investigation.


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Program highlights

This educational experience occurs in a complex, quality- and teaching-oriented practice setting with a diverse patient population. Preceptors are dedicated to patient care, teaching, and the advancement of the practice and profession of pharmacy.

Resident experiences include:

  • Training in a complex practice setting focused on quality patient care, teaching, and research
  • Transplant services provided at Mayo Clinic include heart, liver, kidney, pancreas, lung, hand, face, and blood and bone marrow
  • Cares spanning the pre-, peri-, post-transplant continuum for adult and pediatric recipients of living and deceased donor transplantations as well as living donor care via pharmacist-provider credentialing with billing for service
  • In-depth patient, caregiver, and transplant nurse educational opportunities
  • Didactic lecture of pharmaceutical topic(s) for the Mayo Clinic Physicians’ Assistant training program
  • National ACPE, AMA, AAPA, ANCC Accredited Pharmacy Grand Rounds presentations
  • Prestigious Transplant Grand Rounds presentation
  • Certification through Mayo Clinic Quality Academy integrated into MUE/quality project
  • Dedicated research curriculum with Mayo Clinic enterprise-wide data, research stipend, 20 research days, and resources to produce internally and externally impactful projects
  • Generous salary plus partial relocation assistance
  • Medical and prescription benefits start day one of residency year
  • 15 PTO days and 10 professional days per academic year
  • Funding provided for approved travel-related expenses for Vizent/ASHP and one additional specialty meeting
  • Staffing solid organ transplant experience: 16 hours every fourth weekend with two one-week staffing blocks (about 24 hours/month averaged for the year) with transplant services staffed during one-week blocks based on resident’s interests and career aspirations
  • Free access to WellConnect, a program that provides 24-hour telephonic support from licensed mental health professionals, legal and financial consultations, and much more
  • Keen attention to and respect for work-life harmony

Program history

The PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in SOT at Mayo Clinic Hospital was accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in 2019. The residency program is continuously evaluated for improvement opportunities to ensure graduates make a seamless transition into clinical practice. One candidate a year is selected on a competitive basis.


The Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minnesota, where more than 1.3 million patients are seen annually, includes extensive outpatient facilities. This Mayo Clinic site is among the largest, most advanced medical centers in the world. The campus consists of approximately 30 buildings. The Mayo Building and Gonda Building serve as the central area for physician offices, examination rooms, and procedure rooms.

Education for this SOT pharmacy residency primarily takes place at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester, including the Saint Marys campus (1,265 beds) or the Methodist campus (794 beds). Mayo Clinic Hospital – Rochester has transplant-specific patient care units for abdominal and thoracic patients in addition to an extensive outpatient complex for outpatient SOT learning experiences.

Mayo Clinic is the largest integrated transplant provider in the United States. For more information on Mayo Clinic’s Transplant Center and services, click here.

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