Walgreens and University of North Carolina PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
The residency is academically affiliated with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. This residency allows the pharmacy resident to build upon their professional skills by providing a variety of patient care services. There are two residency locations affiliated with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy-one in Chapel Hill, NC and one in Asheville, NC. These sites are close to the main campus and satellite campus. The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy offers a multi-site community residency program, which allows the resident to network and work with many leaders in North Carolina community pharmacy.
Pharmacy residents in this setting will have a direct influence on patient outcomes through participation in patient counseling, immunization services, and medication therapy management with a specific emphasis on patient adherence. Residents will also work to develop collaboration with area providers and develop innovative clinical services for patients who are prescribed complex therapies. Residents will explore the development and evaluation of clinical services through completion of a business plan. The pharmacy resident will have an abundance of teaching opportunities. The residency program graduates will be leaders in the pharmacy community and will have an active role in advancing community pharmacy practice.
The resident will have direct influence on patient outcomes through the following:
Collaboration with other health care providers
Medication therapy management programs
Development of health and wellness programs
Disease prevention, detection, and monitoring services
Disease management in HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C
Transitions of care and adherence counseling
Disease state management and health coaching
The resident will participate in strengthening practice management and teaching skills through the following:
Practice management, marketing, and reimbursement
Community outreach and education
Optional teaching certificate through either UNC or Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)
Teaching Assistant appointment for student pharmacists
Preceptorship of student pharmacist learners Facilitation of classroom discussions (small group and large didactic lectures)
Weekly patient care and practice management topics with ambulatory care residents from local programs
Residency Program Benefits
Competitive stipend and comprehensive medical plan
Travel allowance for pharmacy-related conferences
Residents are eligible for Paid Time Off (PTO). Resident pharmacists may accrue approximately 10 days depending on average hours worked and time in position.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy
North Carolina pharmacist licensure by September 1st
Complete the online resident position application at https://jobs.walgreens.com
Submission of all residency application materials by January 2nd to PhORCAS.
Letter of intent specific to the site applying to
Three references (on the standard reference form; a separate letter is not required)
Leadership statement answering the question, “What is your philosophy on leadership?”
Official university pharmacy transcripts
On-site interview (upon invitation)
Registered with the National Matching Service (NMS)
About Walgreens and University of North Carolina PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy 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.