Postgraduate Pharmacy Residency Program

Patient Care

Postgraduate Pharmacy Residency Program

Preparing Pharmacy Practitioners for Patient-Centered Practice In Ambulatory Care Settings

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

Emphasis Areas

  • Community Clinic
  • Rural Health
  • Pharmaceutical Care Leadership

Our span of sites is among the largest of any program nationally, offering residents a wide range of settings to become skilled practitioners through individualized learning experiences.  Residents have opportunities to experience both rural and urban practices, within teaching focused clinics and non-teaching clinics, didactic and experiential teaching, and underserved and for-profit clinic settings.

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

2018-2019 Group Photo

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

  • Case Conferences
  • Journal Club
  • Faculty-directed pharmacotherapy sessions
  • Pharmaceutical Care Grand Rounds
  • Writing for a program-wide drug information newsletter
  • Visits to affiliated practice sites
  • All residents complete a research project and attend at least one national pharmacy conference during the residency year

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.


I heart Ambcare

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

Resident Q&A Webinars

Learn more about our program directly from current residents!