Department and Faculty
Adley Lemke, PharmD
Molly McCord, PharmD
From the program director
Solid organ transplantation (SOT) pharmacists have specialized training and knowledge to manage complex medication regimens unique to the SOT population. We care for organ donors and recipients throughout all phases of SOT, of all ages, and in various healthcare settings.
At Mayo Clinic, evidence-based, patient-centered medication management is central to the design, implementation, monitoring, and modification of pharmacotherapy plans. With greater than 350 transplants annually, you will gain exposure to adult and pediatric heart, liver (living and deceased donors), kidney (living and deceased donors) transplant and adult pancreas, multi-visceral organ transplant, and vascular composite allograft transplantation.
The SOT PGY-2 residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and supported by the renowned medical education system developed by Mayo Clinic.
Members of our interdisciplinary staff are passionate about patient care and dedicated to your development as a transplant specialist. To ensure a comprehensive learning experience, your interactions will be with patients, caregivers, and all members of the respected transplant team.
Following completion of the program, your skills and confidence will prepare you to practice as a transplant pharmacist at any transplant centers. Please consider the endlessly rewarding honor of caring for this unique, specialized patient population.
Stacy Bernard, PharmD, BCPS
PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Solid Organ Transplant 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.
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 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
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.