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PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Solid Organ Transplant at Mayo Clinic Hospital – Rochester


Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy residents in a meeting.

Developing the future solid organ transplant pharmacist

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 (Pharm.D.) 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.

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:

  • Develop expertise, knowledge, and skills in multiple areas of SOT through a challenging curriculum
  • Contribute to an interdisciplinary health care team by participating in direct and indirect care of SOT recipients and donors
  • Design and manage therapeutic regimens, establishing outcomes, and determining associated monitoring parameters for SOT patients
  • Participate in quality assurance and performance improvement committees and projects dedicated to maintaining institutional and regulatory standards
  • Provide drug information to the interdisciplinary team in an environment based on teamwork and mutual respect
  • Help provide seamless transitions from pre-transplant through post-transplant, spanning settings of the outpatient clinic and inpatient wards
  • Enhance skills in conducting clinical research and quality improvement projects
  • Serve as a co-preceptor for pharmacy trainees on their transplant rotations
  • Strengthen communication skills to health care professionals, residents, students, patients, and their caregivers to optimize drug therapy outcomes and care experience

Program history

The PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in SOT at Mayo Clinic Hospital is currently in candidate status by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). One candidate a year is selected on a competitive basis.

Dedicated preceptors

Preceptors for the PGY-2 SOT residency provide direct patient care in various inpatient and outpatient settings 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 these and many more 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.


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.