Walgreens and Ferris State University PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program
Location: Grand Rapids , Michigan
This residency program aims to develop advanced community pharmacists who will provide direct patient care to a variety of patient populations, collaborate with other healthcare professions to optimize patient outcomes, and incorporate patient care activities into daily workflow of a community pharmacy. This residency is based out of Walgreen’s Medication Therapy Management (MTM) hub located within a Grand Rapids, MI. There will also be a longitudinal rotation at our fast-growing community-based specialty pharmacy location located on the Grand Rapids MI Medical Mile.
Graduates of the program are trained to be leaders and managers in the pharmacy community and play an active role in advancing community pharmacy practice beyond dispensing. The resident will be expected to achieve a level of proficiency to perform the duties of a community-based staff pharmacist and pharmacy manager with the future endeavor of assisting with clinical initiatives of the district and region.
The resident will participate in the provision of patient-care services through the following: • Provide MTM and patient counselling across multiple patient populations in our unique MTM hub • Development of health and wellness programs • Deliver preventative health services and participate in off-site immunization clinics • Provide services for patients taking specialty medications for solid organ transplant and inflammatory diseases • Transition of care services through an internal medicine and ambulatory clinic on the Medical Mile • Deliver chronic disease state management education and action plans • Lead patient-center dispensing at local Walgreens • Create partnerships to improve health equity and bring health care to patient who lack access
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 regional and national professional meetings • Development of clinical pharmacy services and collaborative practice agreements • An advanced academia experience through the College’s Pharmacy Education Development and Lecture Series (PEDALS) for pharmacy residents • 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). Residents may accrue approximately 10 days depending on average hours worked and time in position
About Walgreens and Ferris State University PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program
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.