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Clinical training

The PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Solid Organ Transplant consists of comprehensive practice training as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

Acute patient care

As a member of the Mayo Clinic health care team working with specialty pharmacist practitioners, you will design, recommend, monitor, and evaluate patient-specific therapeutic regimens that incorporate the principles of evidence-based medicine. Through practice coverage, you will have the opportunity to refine your skills in providing total pharmaceutical care for patients.

Additionally, you will develop the skills necessary to function as an independent, confident solid organ transplant practitioner. At the direction of your preceptor, you will provide practice coverage during rotations and will also be scheduled to provide practice coverage for the transplant unit one evening a week. Other practice coverage opportunities will be discussed at the discretion of the program director to ensure you obtain a level of comfort in the medication distribution process.

Pharmaceutical investigation

As a resident, you are required to complete a research project. The project may be original research or may focus on development, enhancement, or evaluation of some aspect of solid organ transplant pharmacy practice operation and delivery of services for patient care. Transplant faculty members serve as resident research associates to guide you in your research. Resident research is presented at national, regional and local levels during the residency year. Upon completion, you will draft your research results into a manuscript of publishable quality. Submission for publication is highly encouraged.


The rotation schedule for the 12-month PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Solid Organ Transplant includes the following required core experiences:

Area Length
Orientation 4 weeks
Heart Transplant 4 weeks
Kidney and Pancreas Transplant 4 weeks
Liver Transplant 4 weeks
Lung Transplant 4 weeks
Transplant Critical Care 4 weeks
Transplant Antimicrobial Stewardship 4 weeks
Human Leukocyte Antigen Laboratory 2 weeks
Education Longitudinal
Practice Coverage Longitudinal
Practice Management Longitudinal
Quality Improvement Longitudinal
Research Longitudinal
Transplant Ambulatory Care Longitudinal
Transplant Practice Leadership Longitudinal

Elective rotations

You may choose three elective experiences from the list below. Electives may also include repeating a required rotation if an area of interest is expressed. Each required rotation may only be repeated once.

  • Bone Marrow Transplantation/Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Investigational Drug Services
  • Perioperative Care
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Advanced Heart Transplant
  • Advanced Kidney/Pancreas Transplant
  • Advanced Liver Transplant
  • Advanced Lung Transplant

Curriculum enhancements

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences is committed to developing and maintaining the best education programs. The curriculum and other aspects of this program are assessed constantly and changed as necessary to ensure the highest quality training.