St. Luke's is proud to offer a one-year postgraduate PGY2 pharmacotherapy residency program. The program is designed with a focus on the pharmacotherapy of our patients as they transition though various settings of care. These transitions include admission into the hospital, transfers among inpatient care units, and discharge from the emergency department, outpatient surgery, or hospital stay back to the care of their primary care provider. St. Luke's residency program provides the resident with an opportunity to further develop their skills in both inpatient and ambulatory patient care. Rotations include orientation, acute care, pharmacy management, ambulatory care, research, academia, and emergency department transitions of care. Residents are also involved with pharmacy students at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy Duluth Campus by working as teaching assistants and in opportunities for additional teaching experiences. If desired, the resident may also complete a teaching certificate.
Each resident will learn project management skills while completing one major research project. This project will focus on one specific aspect of patient transitions of care. Results of the project will be presented at a Pharmacy Residency Conference and a manuscript will be written for the project. Residents will also complete several smaller projects as part of their various rotations.
Residents will work every fourth weekend, working as a clinical pharmacist in a decentral or transitions of care role. The staffing commitment begins in late August and runs through the end of the residency year.
Health, dental and life insurance
Financial support for one state and one national pharmacy professional meeting to be determined during their rotation and Midwest Pharmacy Residency Conference.
Access to online resources
Prerequisites: Pharm.D degree and licensure as a pharmacist in Minnesota no later than September 1, completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency.
Requirements: Enrollment in ASHP National Matching Service. Applicants must submit the following through the Pharmacy Online Residency Application Service (PhORCAS): three letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae, official college transcript, letter of intent, and project or presentation.
Application deadline: January 4th
Graduation from an accredited pharmacy PGY1 program
Letter of intent
Three letters of recommendation
Official pharmacy school transcript
Eligible for MN licensure
Project/Presentation (supplemental document)
About St. Luke's Hospital of Duluth
St. Luke's is a health care system based in Duluth, Minnesota. Our two hospitals, over 40 primary care clinics and specialty care clinics and two pharmacies serve the people of northeastern Minnesota, northwestern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
St. Luke's has provided medical leadership since its founding as the first hospital in Duluth in 1881. Even though we have grown into a regional health system serving three states, we have retained our renowned patient-centered focus. Our high-quality medical staff provides state-of-the-art care in one of the most beautiful settings in the United States.
The Patient. Above All Else.