Fred Meyer Pharmacy has been involved with Community Pharmacy Practice Residency training since 2006. The program was the first community residency program accredited by ASHP and APhA in the State of Oregon. We are part of the Kroger Family of Pharmacy residencies.
Purpose Statement To build upon the PharmD education and outcomes in order to develop community-based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities, including PGY2 residencies and professional certifications.
The Fred Meyer Residency program takes place in a corporate community/ambulatory care pharmacy setting. In addition, residents will participate in a series of interdisciplinary experiences at The Vancouver Clinic as well as Washington State University. There is an emphasis on the development, marketing, implementation, and delivery of patient care services in the evolving realm of community practice. Our program has a high level of progressive patient care services in a chain community pharmacy setting with an emphasis on management, business, and leadership components.
Practice Site Descriptions Overview
The residents will primarily work from the Fred Meyer Healthy Options® Patient Care Centers located in Vancouver, Washington. The primary site for the residents is at the Orchards Fred Meyer Pharmacy location and the Fred Meyer Division and District Offices in Portland, Oregon. Although the residency is based out of the locations listed above, the resident will spend time at other Fred Meyer Pharmacy locations, the Washington State College of Pharmacy campus in Spokane, WA, and The Vancouver Clinic in Vancouver, WA.
Fred Meyer is part of the Kroger family of grocery stores; a family-friendly, one-stop shopping store with 132 locations in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska. See service descriptions for more information.
Healthy Options™ Patient Care Centers These centers provide an expanded level of pharmaceutical care to the community. This care includes wellness and screening services for chronic disease states including glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, body composition, and tobacco cessation, disease state coaching, pharmacist based prescribing, as well as a wide variety of immunizations and travel medicine. In addition, medication therapy management, synchronization programs, and collaborative drug therapy agreement programs provide pharmacists with the opportunity to work with other health care professionals to help patients better manage their health.
Division/District Offices Fred Meyer is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. The employees at this location provide leadership and support to all of the Fred Meyer stores.
Washington State University’s PharmD Program has prepared aspiring pharmacists for over 125 years to excel and become leaders in their field. The four-year professional curriculum combines a competency-based testing model with a cutting-edge active-learning classroom, including instruction in the professional and legal responsibilities that come with working in healthcare. In addition, students learn within a warm, collegial atmosphere where innovation and new thinking are encouraged, and opportunities for research and patient care abound.
The Vancouver Clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic committed to providing high-quality, cost-effective medical care for patients and families in southwest Washington. As a physician-owned and governed group, they are dedicated to building a stimulating practice setting based upon teamwork and mutual respect within the organization. As integrated members of the community, they are committed to public service and sharing medical expertise. The Vancouver clinic also provides a Transitional Care Clinic to serve patients who are at the highest risk of readmission, including those suffering from serious illness, frailty and social isolation. Patients are discharged by the hospital, or referred to the clinic by a group of physicians, to receive benefit provided by a team of healthcare specialists including pharmacists.
Current programs offered at Fred Meyer include extensive Advanced Clinical Services with Prescriptive Authority such as Hormonal Contraceptive Prescribing, Immunizations, Travel Consultations with associated prescriptions, Acute Needs (i.e. shingles, bee stings, yeast infections, minor burns, minor human and animal bites, swimmer's ear, and urinary tract infections), Minor Conditions (i.e. migraines, fluoride prescribing, and seasonal allergies), Select Medication Refills (i.e. diabetic testing supplies, insulin, epi-pens, and tobacco cessation), Naloxone, and TB Screenings. We also offer additional comprehensive clinical programs including Disease and Lifestyle Management Programs (Diabetes, Cardiovascular, Fitness/Nutrition/Weight Management, Tobacco Cessation), Health and Wellness Screenings (A1c, Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose, Body Composition, and Cholesterol), Medication Therapy Management, Medication Synchronization, Public Disease State Education, and Transitions of Care Services.
Please view www.pharmacy.wsu.edu/currentstudents/fmresidency.html for more information on our program, sites, and preceptors.
1. Graduate of ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy
2. Licensed or eligible for licensure in Oregon and Washington
3. Participate in National Resident Matching Program
4. PhORCAS Application: http://www.ashp.org/phorcas Basic Demographics, Verified Transcripts, Personal Statement/ Letter of Intent, CV, 3 References (Prefer 1 from a faculty member or preceptor, 1 from a preceptor of direct patient care, 1 from employer or other pharmacy professional), Extracurricular Information.
5. Optional, but appreciated- Recent photo of yourself uploaded to PhORCAS as a supplemental document.
About Fred Meyer - WSU Community Based Residency
Please visit our website for complete details https://pharmacy.wsu.edu/doctor-of-pharmacy/current-student-resources/residency-fellowship-programs/fred-meyer-pharmacy-residency/