The mission of the Walgreens PGY1 Community Based Pharmacy Residency Program is to provide postgraduate training that enables residents to achieve their professional goals, become leaders within the profession, provide compassionate care for members of their communities and contribute to the Walgreens advancement in health care. The residency program is based at the Walgreens health-system pharmacy located in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. This premier location, focused on specialty pharmacy practice, offers a variety of innovative clinical pharmacy services for patients who are prescribed complex therapies to treat conditions such as HIV/AIDS, oncology, transplant and others. The community pharmacists at this site work closely with multi-disciplinary teams to provide optimal drug therapy for patients. In addition, residents gain insight into management issues that can affect the implementation of patient care services in the community pharmacy setting.
The residency is offered in partnership with Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. This partnership allows the resident the opportunity to gain experience in the delivery of clinical specialty pharmacy services in an ambulatory care setting. The resident actively participates in teaching and precepting experiences at Rutgers.
The resident will participate in the provision of patient care services through the following:
Develop health and wellness programs
Disease state management programs in oncology, transplant, HIV/AIDS, chronic inflammatory diseases, and other complex disease states
Medication therapy management, including Limited Distribution Drugs which require REMS training
Management of quality programs set by the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC)
Community outreach programs
The resident will participate in the following activities that strengthen practice management and educator skills:
Design and conduct practice-based research projects
Present research findings at appropriate regional and national professional meetings
Execute marketing strategy for the promotion of patient care services
Provide clinical instruction to student pharmacists at Rutgers and the pharmacy
Residency Program Benefits
Comprehensive medical plan
Travel allowance for pharmacy related conferences
Residents are eligible for Paid Time Off (PTO). Resident pharmacists may accrue approximately 15 days (120 hours) depending on average hours worked and time in position.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a college or school of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
New Jersey pharmacist licensure 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 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)
Case presentation on a topic related to community pharmacy or transitions or care
Registered with the National Matching Service (NMS)
All application materials must be submitted no later than January 15th for candidates to be considered for our program.
Questions regarding this residency should be addressed to Vivianne Celario PharmD, Residency Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Walgreens and Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy 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..