Mercy Pharmacy Residency Program

Mercy Hospital, located just north of Minneapolis, is one hospital on two campuses. With this model, we are able to offer a unique PGY1 residency program in a community-based hospital setting.

We strive to provide a challenging and fulfilling year for you, and we have the flexibility to tailor our program to fit your needs. For this reason, the resident plays a critical role in designing the year.

Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) pharmacy residency programs build on Pharm.D. education and outcomes to contribute to the development of a clinical pharmacist 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.

If you are an interested candidate and have questions, please contact Jena Torpin, PharmD, BCPS, Residency Program Director, at 763-236-7544 or

Mercy Hospital

Exterior of Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids
  • Located in Coon Rapids, MN
  • Level II trauma center
  • Primary stroke center
  • Allina Health Cancer Institute
  • Penny George Institute for Health & Healing
  • Mother Baby Center in coordination with Minneapolis Children’s Hospital
  • Received regional recognition for gastroenterology, gastrointestinal surgery, orthopedics and pulmonology

Mercy Hospital – Unity Campus

Exterior of Unity Campus in Fridley
  • Located in Fridley, MN
  • Level IV trauma center
  • Primary stroke center
  • Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • Received regional and national recognition for gastroenterology, gastrointestinal surgery and pulmonology

Mercy and Unity campuses 2018 statistics

  • Employees: 3,812
  • Staffed beds: 480
  • Inpatient hospital admissions: 31,646
  • Inpatient surgical procedures: 7,834
  • Outpatients served: 232,760
  • Emergency room visits: 109,137
  • Births: 3,171

Residency positions

Four PGY1 Pharmacy Residents