PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program Purpose: To build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community-based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications.
The role of the pharmacist is ever changing in our complex health care system. Advanced training through a residency program prepares a pharmacist to provide compassionate patient care for the members of their community, achieve professional goals, and become a leader within the profession while contributing to the advancement of health care.
While each residency program at Walgreens is unique, examples of activities that a resident participates in over the course of the residency program year could include:
Delivering medication management services, providing disease-state management services, administering immunizations, assisting patients through transitions of care, providing health and wellness programs
Participating in the patient-centered dispensing process
Leadership and Management
Managing operations and services of community pharmacy practice
Developing personal and professional leadership skills.
Participating in community outreach activities and professional pharmacy advocacy initiatives
Advancing Practice and Improving Patient Care
Conducting practice-based research
Developing and implementing clinical services
Leading management projects focused on quality improvement and business development
Teaching, Education and Dissemination of Knowledge
Presenting educational training and lectures to students, patients, and health care providers
Serving as a preceptor to students and participating in other teaching opportunities
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a college or school of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacist licensure within the program's licensure requirement
Submission of residency application materials to Pharmacy Online Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).
Three professional letters of recommendation
Official university transcripts
Letter of intent explaining why you are pursuing a community pharmacy residency and what you hope to gain from the residency program
On-site interview (upon invitation)
Registered with the National Matching Service (NMS)
About Walgreens Community-based PGY1 Residency Programs
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy. As America’s most loved pharmacy, health and beauty company, Walgreens purpose is to champion the health and wellbeing of every community in America. Operating more than 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health destination serving approximately 8 million customers each day. Walgreens pharmacists play a critical role in the U.S. healthcare system by providing a wide range of pharmacy and healthcare services. To best meet the needs of customers and patients, Walgreens offers a true omnichannel experience, with platforms bringing together physical and digital, supported by the latest technology to deliver high-quality products and services in local communities nationwide..