Residency Sites & Emphasis Areas

Each of our residency sites offer excellent training and pharmacist-driven patient care in ambulatory care settings to prepare our residents in fully meeting the core ASHP PGY1 standards, program mission and program aim. Each of our sites additionally provide distinct learning opportunities to meet resident specific professional development needs. Some of these unique site traits are captured in our PDF icon site characteristic chart to assist applicants in matching professional interests with our sites. We have also provided a visual of where each site is located acrossPDF icon Minnesota. For more information on any of our specific program sites, please follow the links on the left-hand side. 


In addition to meeting our core PGY1 experience, our program also offers experiences within two emphasis areas for those residents looking to additionally focus on Rural Health or Pharmaceutical Care Leadership.

Rural Health Emphasis

Rural pharmacists are frequently called upon to have expertise in all areas of medication use in a small community. Residency opportunities in this emphasis area 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. 

  • Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center
  • CentraCare Health - Paynesville
  • First Light Health System
  • New Ulm Medical Center

Pharmaceutical Care Leadership Emphasis

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.

  • Broadway Family Medicine and Smiley's