PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program Purpose: To build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy 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 Walgreens Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program delivers postgraduate training to pharmacists so that they can provide compassionate patient care for the members of their community, achieve their professional goals, become a leader within the profession, and contribute to the Walgreens Company’s advancements in health care. In this unique program, the resident will be working in both community and specialty settings. The specialty pharmacy locations offer a variety of innovative clinical pharmacy services for the patients who are prescribed complex therapies such as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, oncology, and transplant. Resident pharmacists will directly improve patient outcomes through interprofessional collaboration, counseling, immunization services, and Medication Therapy Management. Pharmacists at these sites work closely with medical staff to provide optimal drug therapy for patients. The resident will gain insight on management challenges that can affect the implementation of patient care services in the community pharmacy setting.
The resident will precept IPPE and APPE students with an optional teaching certificate available through the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will have matured in their clinical experience and skills to provide and manage the patient care services conducted within specialty pharmacy locations and traditional community pharmacy practice sites.
The resident will participate in the provision of patient-care services through the following:
Development of health and wellness programs
Disease state management programs in oncology, transplant, hepatitis C, chronic inflammatory diseases, and HIV/AIDS
Multidisciplinary primary care for persons living with HIV/AIDS
Ambulatory care clinic rotations
Medication Therapy Management (MTM)
Community outreach programs including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation One Walk and the Walk to End HIV
The following activities strengthen practice management and educator skills:
Design and conduct a practice-based research project
Present research findings at a professional conference
Development of clinical pharmacy services
Propose or improve a business plan for a new or existing service
Carry out a continuous quality improvement project
Create a collaborative practice protocol
Provide clinical instructions to student pharmacists
Participate in the University of Minnesota’s Teaching Certificate Program
Pharmacy advocacy opportunities in local, state, and national organizations
Residency Program Benefits
Comprehensive medical plan
Travel allowance for pharmacy-related conferences
Residents are eligible for Paid Time Off (PTO). Residents may accrue approximately 10 days depending on average hours worked and time in position.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree by ACPE-accredited School/College of Pharmacy
Minnesota 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 no later than January 8thto Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) for candidates to be considered for our program.
Three letters of recommendation: One letter written by a pharmacist or pharmacy manager who has directly supervised the applicant.
Letter of intent
Face to face interview (upon invitation)
Presentation at interview
Registered with the National Matching Service (NMS).
About Walgreens PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency, Minneapolis MN
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) is included in the United States segment of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), an integrated pharmacy, healthcare and retail leader serving millions of customers and patients every day, with a 170-year heritage of caring for communities. As America’s most loved pharmacy, health and beauty company, Walgreens purpose is to champion the health and well-being of every community in America. Operating nearly 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 9 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 fully integrated physical and digital platforms supported by the latest technology to deliver high-quality products and services in local communities nationwide.