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There are 45 pharmacists, many of whom have completed residency programs, and 45 support personnel on staff at United Pharmacy. The department is open 24 hours a day and provides decentralized services 16 hours a day. Clinical pharmacy services include:

  • participation at codes
  • interdisciplinary care rounds
  • in-service education to medical/nursing staff
  • patient education programs
  • pharmacokinetic monitoring
  • parenteral nutrition monitoring
  • antibiotic advisory service
  • computerized provider order entry.

Use of computer technology and technical support staff allows pharmacists more time to provide clinical services to each patient. Our pharmacists also serve as preceptors for PharmD students from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy.


  • Minnesota Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) midyear and annual meetings
  • ASHP midyear clinical meeting
  • Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference

Additional opportunities

  • "Current Pharmacy Topics" discussion group with other Allina Health pharmacy residents and leaders teaching in the pharmaceutical care lab at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy.
  • active participation in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • journal club presentations
  • adverse drug reaction review
  • in-service presentations
  • DUE activities
  • formulary drug evaluation
  • involvement in drug-policy initiatives
  • projects specific to each rotation.

Staffing responsibilities

Each resident serves as a central and decentralized pharmacist, which will help the resident master practice skills, as well as increase confidence by accepting total responsibility for safe and effective pharmaceutical care. This is usually scheduled for every fourth weekend and two evening shifts per month.