Walgreens and Belmont University PGY1 Community-Based Residency
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
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.
Walgreens Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program is a postgraduate training opportunity for pharmacists to enhance their skill set in the community and specialty pharmacy setting. The primary residency practice site is a community-based specialty pharmacy in Nashville, TN. The pharmacy teams service patients with many disease states including oncology, transplant, chronic inflammatory diseases, HIV and HCV. The community pharmacists at these sites work closely with providers, patients, and the community to provide optimal drug therapy for patients. In addition, residents gain insights on management issues that can affect the implementation of patient care services in the community and specialty pharmacy setting.
The program is academically affiliated and financially supported, in part, by the Belmont University College of Pharmacy. The pharmacist will complete a teaching certificate program and will assist in teaching opportunities and precepting experiences for the College of Pharmacy. The residency program graduates will be leaders in the pharmacy community
and will have an active role in advancing community pharmacy practice. A graduate from this residency program would be viewed to possess equivalent experience and skills to seek a pharmacy manager position within a specialty pharmacy location or a traditional community pharmacy practice site
Provide personalized, comprehensive care to patients with complex conditions such as oncology, transplant, chronic inflammatory disease, HCV and HIV/AIDS
Assist in delivery of medication education to patients
Perform medication therapy management
Perform patient centered dispensing
Participate in community service events
Design, conduct, and present a practice based residency project at a professional conference
Develop skills needed in Walgreens health system pharmacy relationships and specialty pharmacy
Educate providers and payers on community-based specialty services
Development of collaborative programs to improve patient adherence and outcomes
Evaluate the sustainability of new patient care programs
Enhance existing patient care programs
Complete a Teaching Certificate Program
Serve as preceptor and instructor to pharmacy students at the site and college of pharmacy
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a college or school of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Complete the online resident position application at https://jobs.walgreens.com/
Tennessee pharmacist license within 90 days of the start of the residency program
Submission of all residency program application materials by January 15thto Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
Three professional letters of recommendation
Official university transcripts
Letter of intent explaining why your 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 and Belmont University PGY1 Community-Based Residency
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.