Postgraduate Pharmacy Residency Program

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The Postgraduate (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program is a multi-site program focusing on the practice of pharmaceutical care in the ambulatory care setting

Our span of sites is among the largest of any accredited program nationally, offering residents a wide range of settings to become skilled comprehensive medication management practitioners through our core ambulatory care learning experiences.  

With our wide range of settings, residents have the opportunity to select a host site that best matches their individual learning preferences. Our settings include rural and urban practices, larger and smaller health systems, teaching-focused and non-teaching clinics, community pharmacy and inpatient practice experiences, didactic and experiential teaching and underserved and for-profit clinical settings. More specific information can be found under the Residency Sites & Emphasis Areas section.

Program Mission

The PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. 

Program AIM

Advancing ambulatory pharmacy practice in diverse communities by developing patient-centered leaders while providing comprehensive medication management in a healthcare team.

Core Learning

residentsWhile residents complete most of their training at a specific host site, the program includes several centralized learning activities designed to enhance learning and build collegiality among trainees. Some of these activities include:

  • Case Presentations
  • Journal Club
  • Faculty-directed pharmacotherapy sessions
  • Grand Rounds
  • Write for a program-wide drug information newsletter
  • Visits to peer resident practice sites
  • Resident project
  • Attend at least one national pharmacy conference

Virtual Open House - November 9th, 7 PM!

Learn more about our program directly from current residents and preceptors! 

Recognized Nationally for Innovation in Residency Education

See Article, "Expanding Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Education Through a Multisite University-Affiliated Model," in the Journal of Pharmacy Practice.


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Our program is recognized nationally for innovation in residency education and for quality graduates. We serve as a key source of leadership at the academic practice interface in Minnesota. Outcomes include:

  • Providing high quality, patient-centered medication therapy services
  • Understanding key elements of practice management that support optimal service delivery
  • An ability to critically appraise drug literature and apply this to patient-specific care and organization-wide politics
  • Facilitating learning of peers and students with respect to patient-care delivery and clinical information
  • Conducting practice-based research