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Matthew Soto-Arenall, PharmDFrom the Program Director

Mayo Clinic is an institution founded on the indelible core principles of patient care, research, and education. If your interests include providing cutting-edge care to solid organ transplant recipients as a component of dynamic residency training, I invite you to consider the PGY-2 Pharmacy Solid Organ Transplant Residency Program at Mayo Clinic in Florida.

Care of solid organ transplant recipients requires fluency across multiple disciplines. To gain the necessary experience the curriculum offers learning experiences in various levels of acuity. With greater than 400 solid organ transplants performed annually you will have exposure to kidney, liver, heart, lung, and combined organ transplant patients.

The PGY-2 Solid Organ Transplant Residency at Mayo Clinic in Florida is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). We are passionate about our practice and dedicated to your development into a transplant specialist. The curriculum is augmented by a transplant-oriented research project, a transplant-focused quality improvement project, and formal presentations to the faculty.

Completion of this program will provide the skills and confidence to practice independently as a transplant pharmacist. I implore you to contact me with questions and to consider the rewarding experience of caring for this specialized patient population.

Best regards,

Matthew Soto-Arenall, PharmD, M.S., BCPS, BCACP, BCCCP, CACP
Program Director
PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Solid Organ Transplant at Mayo Clinic in Florida

Department of pharmacy

Mayo Clinic brought its team approach to medicine to Jacksonville, Florida, in 1986. Mayo Clinic medical, surgical and research staff represent more than 40 medical and surgical specialties. Mayo Clinic Hospital in Florida combines the best modern technology with quality patient care.

With more than 5,000 employees, the Jacksonville campus of Mayo Clinic brings inpatient and outpatient services under one roof. This integration consolidates a team approach that brings together pharmacists, physicians, researchers and educators who collaborate to do what's best for patients. State-of-the-art equipment, advanced technologies and a nurturing, friendly environment merge the science of medicine with the art of healing.

Pharmacy services

The Department of Pharmacy employs approximately 150 clinical and support staff, including nearly 90 pharmacists, to provide comprehensive pharmaceutical services.

Pharmacy services provided include:

  • Advanced technology, including automated dispensing cabinets and carousels
  • Ambulatory pharmacotherapy consultant services
  • Disease-state directed practice
  • Investigational drug services
  • Pharmacist specialty practices
  • Pharmacokinetic and anticoagulant monitoring
  • Sterile and nonsterile compounding
  • Target drug monitoring programs, including renal dosing and IV to PO conversions
  • Therapeutic interchange

Mayo Clinic uses an electronic medical record, computerized physician order entry, computerized outpatient prescription entry, clinical decision-support tools, and a computer-based monitoring system to provide advanced pharmaceutical care. This system integrates data from pharmacy, laboratory, microbiology, and admissions and utilizes specific algorithms to alert pharmacists to potential situations where therapy, safety, or costs can be positively impacted.

The electronic medical record provides an opportunity to:

  • Review patient demographic, laboratory and microbiology data; medications; and drug levels during medication profile review, while on team rounds and during dispensing activities
  • Identify patients whose medication therapy requires a pharmacist's daily review
  • Identify and review treatments that are inconsistent with established medication rule-based algorithms
  • Document pharmacist-performed clinical activities and interventions

Practice areas

A broad range of pharmacy practice areas is available at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Whether the individual's interests lie in inpatient medication management and monitoring or outpatient services and consultation, residents are afforded countless learning and teaching opportunities in a resource-rich environment.


Mayo Clinic hospital in Florida opened in April 2008 and has more than 300 beds, 20 operating rooms, and an emergency department. Care in medical and surgical specialties is provided by pharmacists who work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary health care team to optimize patient outcomes.

Pharmacists, residents, and students are long-standing, integral members of a team that continually advances the pharmacy profession.


The eight-story Davis Building remains the clinic's largest facility and houses the Mayo Clinic Pharmacy. Nearly 300 prescriptions are filled each day at the Mayo Clinic outpatient pharmacy.

Ambulatory pharmacotherapy consults are performed in a specially designed consult area in the primary care practice area. Pharmacists perform approximately 600 medication therapy management consults each year in areas such as polypharmacy, transplant, bariatric surgery, and pharmacogenomics.