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St. Luke's Pharmacy Practice Residency

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency

St. Luke's is proud to offer a one-year postgraduate PGY1 ASHP accredited pharmacy practice residency program. The program is designed for practitioners who are looking for a comprehensive pharmacy residency experience. St. Luke's residency program provides the resident with an opportunity to further develop their skills in Adult Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Medication Therapy Management and Pharmacy Practice Management. Additional elective rotations are available in Home Care/Hospice, Outpatient Infusion Therapy and Emergency Department Medicine. Residents are also involved with pharmacy students at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy Duluth Campus by working as technical assistants in the clinical skills lab. Didactic lecturing opportunities at the College of Pharmacy are also available for residents that are interested in such an opportunity.


Each resident will learn project management skills while working on one major research project. Results of the project will be presented at the Midwest Residency Conference, and a manuscript will be written for the project. Additionally, residents will conduct a Medication Use Evaluation (MUE) with the results being reported to the appropriate hospital committee(s).


Residents will work every other weekend, working in the central pharmacy one weekend and working as a clinical pharmacist on the other weekend. Residents have the Monday off after they work the weekend. The staffing commitment begins in mid-August and runs through the end of the resident year, with the exception of the weekend preceding ASHP Midyear Clinical meeting and the weekend after the Midwest Residency Conference. Residents are required to work one holiday a year; either Thanksgiving or New Year's Day.


Annual stipend is $45,000


  • Health, dental and life insurance
  • Financial support for ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, MSHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Midwest Residency Conference
  • Access to on-line resources

Application process

  • Prerequisites: Pharm.D degree and licensure as a pharmacist in Minnesota no later than August 1.
  • Requirements: Enrollment in ASHP National Matching Service, three letter of recommendation, curriculum vitae, official college transcript and letter of intent
  • US citizen
  • Application deadline: January 1 each year.


  • On-site interviews to invited applicants in January and February
  • Interview includes meetings with the program director, department leadership and preceptors
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