Walgreen and Nova Southeastern University-Puerto Rico
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program Purpose: To build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency Program will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.
The primary practice site is the Walgreens Community Based Specialty Pharmacy within the medical building Adler Medical Plaza. This unique setting serves patients for the entire island in all disease states including: Oncology, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Inflammatory Diseases, Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Parkinson’s disease and others for their health care, education, and wellness needs. Pharmacists at this site work closely with an interdisciplinary healthcare team servicing roughly 1,000 patients a month to optimize clinical outcomes. Longitudinal learning experience offer the resident the opportunity to practice continuously throughout the year with focus in direct special areas such as specialty pharmacy, medication and disease state management, routine and other immunizations and clinical practice management. The resident will receive training at other Walgreens Pharmacies that offer clinical services to chronic diseases such as diabetes, or hypertension. Residents gain insight to medication management, medication reconciliation, and educational and behavioral counseling. Graduates are prepared for clinical and leadership positions in the community and specialty pharmacy setting and the community at large.
This residency is offered in partnership with Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy, Puerto Rico Campus and will provide the resident the opportunity to develop academic skills by acting as a preceptor and educator and by conducting research. In addition, the resident will actively participate in education of pharmacists, technicians, and pharmacy students.
The resident will participate in the provision of patient care services through the following:
Deliver disease state management including medication monitoring and follow up programs in Oncology, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, Multiple, Sclerosis, Chronic Inflammatory Diseases, Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Parkinson’s disease
Provide medication therapy management
Develop health and wellness programs
Deliver preventive health services including routine immunizations and offsites immunization clinics
Deliver chronic disease state management education and action plans
Lead patient-center dispensing at local Walgreens
The resident will participate in the following activities that will strengthen practice management/ leadership and teaching skills:
Design and conduct practice-based research project
Present research findings at appropriate regional and national professional meetings
Execute marketing strategy for the promotion of patient care services
Participate in NSU's Innovative Teaching and Learning In Clinical Sciences and Pharmacy
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a college or school of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Puerto Rico pharmacist licensure within 120 days of the start of the residency program
Complete the online resident position application at https://jobs.walgreens.com
Submission of all residency application materials to Pharmacy Online Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) by January 15th
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 Walgreen and Nova Southeastern University-Puerto Rico
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.