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Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Abbott Northwestern Pharmacy Practice Residency

Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Restructured in 2014 to offer expanded choices of learning experiences, the residency provides residents with skill development in basic and specialized patient-centered care, service excellence, practice management and leadership. Pharmacy practice is decentralized, supported by an EPIC information system and a medication distribution system of automated dispensing cabinets through which over 90% of medication doses are supplied.

Residents interact with dozens of pharmacists with skills in a variety of clinical pharmacy specialties, management and leadership. Residents gain valuable experience by participating in multidisciplinary patient care rounds, medication use assessments, preparing and presenting educational programs, staffing, and completing a major research project. Residents are involved in student instruction through teaching assistant assignments at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy as well as intermittent precepting of APPE/IPPE students in the hospital.

Abbott Northwestern was recognized by US News and World Report as the Best Hospital in the Twin Cities for the second year in a row, ranked in the top 50 in the country in 4 medical specialties – cardiology and heart surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, and orthopedics. In 2014, the American Nurses Credentialing Center awarded continued Magnet Recognition Program® status to Abbott Northwestern Hospital, making it one of only 401 hospitals nationwide (less than five percent of all U.S. hospitals) that have been designated MagnetTM facilities. The hospital is home to the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, Minneapolis Heart Institute, Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, and the Virginia Piper Cancer Center. The hospital maintains an academic affiliation with the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy.

Number of Residency Positions

Five PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residents

One PGY2 Infectious Disease Pharmacy Resident

One PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Resident