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The pharmacy practice residency at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is designed to provide the resident with a variety of clinical and professional experiences in pediatrics.

Residents complete required rotations and have approximately 3 months to complete elective learning experiences in areas of their interest. Residents complete a residency project, participate in department initiatives, hospital committees, and clinical educational programs for patients/families and hospital staff.

In addition to on-site educational programs, residents also have the opportunity to teach in a pediatric pharmacotherapy course at the University of Minnesota.

The purpose of our ASHP-approved pharmacy practice residency program is to provide experience and knowledge, which foster the development of skills to fulfill the challenges of evolving roles in pharmacy practice.

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Program Overview

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Meet Our Preceptors and Residents

The Pharmacy department at Children's includes 19 preceptors and three residents between the Minneapolis and St. Paul hospital campuses. Each person brings unique skills and passion to their role in creating a highly respected and experienced team focused on delivering next generation care.


About Children's of Minnesota

Serving as Minnesota's children's hospital since 1924, we are one of the largest pediatric health care systems in the U.S., with 381 staffed beds at our two hospital campuses in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

An independent, not-for-profit health care system, Children's provides care through over 13,000 inpatient visits and more than 200,000 emergency room and other outpatient visits each year. Read more about Children's


More About the Program

Children's of Minnesota consists of two campuses located in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Residents will gain experience at each campus during their residency. Children's is a major referral site for pediatric patients in the upper Midwest and is also affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

The pharmacy department provides comprehensive clinical services to meet the needs of patients and health care professionals.

The pharmacy practice residency at Children's is designed to provide the resident with a wide variety of clinical and professional experiences in pediatrics. Residents will complete required rotations and have approximately 3 months to complete elective learning experiences in areas of their interest.

Residents will complete a residency project, and participate in department initiatives, hospital committees, and clinical educational programs for patients/families and hospital staff. In addition to on-site educational programs, residents also have the opportunity to teach in a pediatric pharmacotherapy course at the University of Minnesota.

The purpose of our ASHP-approved pharmacy practice residency program is to provide experience and knowledge, which foster the development of skills to fulfill the challenges of evolving roles in pharmacy practice.

Residents completing the pharmacy practice residency program at Children's shall be able to:

  • Manage and improve the medication-use process
  • Provide evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams
  • Exercise leadership and practice management skills
  • Demonstrate project management skills
  • Provide medication and practice-related education/training
  • Utilize medical informatics
  • Participate in the management of medical emergencies
  • Demonstrate additional competencies that contribute to working successfully in the health care environment 

Upon completion of this residency program shall be prepared to successfully fulfill the requirements of a clinical staff pharmacist working with pediatric patients in a clinical setting.