Postgraduate Pharmacy Residency Program
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.
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.
Advancing ambulatory pharmacy practice in diverse communities by developing patient-centered leaders while providing comprehensive medication management in a healthcare team.
While 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
Learn more about our program directly from current residents and preceptors!
Recognized Nationally for Innovation in Residency Education
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