Walgreens and the University of Houston Community-based Residency Program (PGY1)
Location: Houston, Texas
The purpose of the Walgreens and University of Houston Community Pharmacy Residency is to provide the pharmacy resident with expertise in the implementation and management of sustainable Medication Therapy Management services in a health-system outpatient pharmacy environment. The program will involve the student in various activities that foster development of a multitude of skills such as leadership, research, practice management, and teaching skills for patients, students, pharmacists, and other health care providers. Upon successful completion of the residency, the resident will be prepared to pursue patient care positions in community pharmacy, ambulatory care clinics or in academia as adjunct faculty.
The residency program is based at a premier Walgreens health system pharmacy location with innovative services for patients who are prescribed complex therapies for transplant or oncology. The community pharmacists at this site work closely with medical staff to provide optimal drug therapy for patients and will have a direct influence on patient outcomes through participation in patient counseling, immunization services, and Medication Therapy Management. The resident will also gain patient care experience in other select Walgreens health systems pharmacies located in the Houston metropolitan area. The other sites include health system based pharmacies that offer bedside delivery and post discharge follow up to improve patient adherence and reduce hospital readmission rates. In addition, residents gain insight to management issues that can affect the implementation of patient care services in the community pharmacy setting.
The residency is offered in partnership with the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. This partnership allows the resident the opportunity to gain experience in the delivery of clinical pharmacy services in ambulatory care clinics. The resident actively participates in teaching and precepting experiences at the College.
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 areas such as oncology, transplant, asthma/COPD, MS, and Hepatitis C
Medication therapy management
Pharmacist administered immunizations
Community outreach programs
The resident will participate in the following activities that strengthen practice management and educator skills:
Design and conduct a practice based research project
Present research findings at a regional residency conferences
Execute marketing strategy for the promotion of patient care services
Provide clinical instruction to student pharmacists at the College and pharmacy
Residency Program Benefits
Competitive stipend and comprehensive medical plan
Travel allowance for pharmacy related conferences
Residents are eligible for Paid Time Off (PTO). The rate at which you accrue your PTO will be based on your 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.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a college or school of pharmacy accredited by the ACPE
Texas 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
A written statement explaining why you are pursuing a community pharmacy residency and what you hope to gain from the residency program
Official university transcripts
On-site interview (upon invitation) including PowerPoint presentation (topic related to community pharmacy)
A completed application and all accompanying materials must be submitted no later than January 10th for candidates to be considered for our program.
Specific questions about this residency program should be addressed to Dr. Justin Fernandes, residency program director, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Walgreens and the University of Houston Community-based Residency Program (PGY1)
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.