Residency Sites & Emphasis

The University of Minnesota Postgraduate (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program is a multi-site program that focuses on the practice of pharmaceutical care in ambulatory care settings. We have a wide variety of opportunities available in our program, organized around Community Clinic Emphasis, Rural Health Emphasis, and Pharmaceutical Care Leadership.

Community Clinic Emphasis Sites

Residency opportunities in this emphasis area are one year in length and are based in primary care clinics that have adopted a collaborative approach to medical and pharmaceutical care. These clinics aim to meet the needs of the communities they serve, whether the “community” is defined by geography or by a unique patient population.

Rural Health Emphasis Sites

Rural pharmacists are frequently called upon to have expertise in all areas of medication use in a small community. Residency opportunities in our Rural Health Emphasis are one year in length and are all hosted by health systems that provide comprehensive health services to the communities they serve, including primary, long term and inpatient care. While the primary focus of the residents’ education is providing care to ambulatory patients, this emphasis area provides residents with experiences in all areas of medication use in healthcare facilities.

Pharmaceutical Care Leadership

This 24-month residency experience is designed to prepare individuals to influence the advancement of pharmacy practice. The residency emphasizes the development of leadership skills within four domains: personal awareness and skills, practice advancement, teaching/mentoring, and professional advocacy.  In addition to ambulatory care practice, experiences include teaching and instructional design at the College of Pharmacy and advocacy at the Minnesota legislature with the Minnesota Pharmacists Association. The second year of the program focuses on taking responsibility for establishing a new practice in a clinical setting that has not previously included a pharmacist.

  • Leadership Emphasis: Broadway Family Medicine and Smiley's

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