The purpose of the Walgreens Community Pharmacy Residency Program is to prepare clinicians to provide direct patient care services as community or ambulatory care pharmacists, in addition to preparing them for an adjunct faculty position. Residents will be enabled to achieve their professional goals, become a leader within the profession, provide compassionate care for members in their community, and contribute to the Walgreen Company’s mission of advancing community pharmacy practice.
The residency experience is based in Phoenix, AZ at a Community Walgreens pharmacy that is an innovative community pharmacy practice dedicated to providing clinical patient care services centered around specialty pharmacy and is an ideal setting for the development of patient care programs. Residents in this setting will have a direct influence on patient outcomes through participation in patient counseling, immunization services, and medication therapy management. Residents will also work under a collaborative practice drug therapy management agreement to provide pharmacist-delivered patient care in an ambulatory care environment.
The residency is academically affiliated and financial supported, in part, by Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale. The resident will complete a teaching certificate program and will actively participate in teaching and precepting experiences at the College.
Direct patient care delivered in both community pharmacy settings and primary care clinics
Public health activities: community outreach programs
Development of collaborative program to improve adherence and/or outcomes
Medication therapy management
Disease state management programs
Provide health testing services
Develop or enhance existing patient care programs
Complete a Teaching Certificate Program
Provide clinical instruction and serve as a preceptor to student pharmacists
Design and conduct a practice based research project
Present research project findings at appropriate regional and national professional conferences
Residency Program Benefits
Comprehensive medical plan 90 days after start date
Travel allowance for pharmacy-related conferences
Paid Time Off (PTO)-rate of accrual is based on years of service, average hours per week, and position; resident pharmacists may accrue approximately 10 days depending on average hours worked and time in position.
Visiting instructor appointment with Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a college or school of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Arizona pharmacist license within 90 days of the start of the residency program
Complete the online resident position application at https://jobs.walgreens.com
Submission of residency application materials to Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
Three professional letters of recommendation
Official university transcripts
Letter of intent (explain reason for pursuing a community pharmacy residency and what you hope to gain from the program)
On-site interview (upon invitation)
Presentation at on-site interview (topic related to community pharmacy)
Registered with the National Matching Services (NMS)
A completed application and all accompanying materials must be submitted no later than January 5th for candidates to be considered for the program. Program NMS Code: 205415
Specific questions about this residency program should be addressed to Nikki Christopherson, Residency Program Director, via email email@example.com
About Walgreens and Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale Community-based Pharmacy Residency
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..