Pharmacy Residency

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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.

Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare (MCHS – FH) in La Crosse, WI is a comprehensive program offering a variety of acute care training experiences.The program accepts two residency candidates each program year. An individualized training plan will be created for each resident based on the resident’s knowledge, skills, interests, and will be adjusted throughout the year in accordance with ASHP Accreditation Standards for PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Programs. In addition to comprehensive training as a member of the interdisciplinary team, pharmacy residents at Franciscan Healthcare are afforded countless learning opportunities, including but not limited to:

  • Advanced cardiac life support training and medical emergency participation
  • Co-preceptor and interdisciplinary teaching opportunities
  • Delivery of ACPE-accredited continuing education presentations
  • Structured research project curriculum with RAPID certification
  • Teaching certificate

Sara Byrnes

My residency at Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Healthcare has been an invaluable experience. I have been surrounded by pharmacy preceptors and other pharmacy staff that are dedicated to the success of me as a pharmacy resident. Having taken a non-traditional route to a residency I’ve had the unique experience to increase my confidence, skill set and knowledge base, which are all vital to being a successful pharmacy practitioner. I’ve had exceptional learning opportunities, including interdisciplinary rounding, which has helped me, develop into a well-rounded clinical pharmacist. I strongly encourage any pharmacist or pharmacy student looking to advance their skills and knowledge to consider a PGY-1 pharmacy residency.
Sara Byrnes, PharmD, PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 2015-2016

Program Contact

For more information about the acute care PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare, please contact:
Kimberly Burkhalter, Pharm.D.
Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Phone: 608-392-2806