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 15 days (120 hours) 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 January15, 2019 for candidates to be considered for our program.
Specific questions about this residency program should be addressed to Dr. Ryan Hudson, residency program director, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Walgreens and the University of Houston Community-based Residency Program (PGY1)
Walgreens, one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 10 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,175 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens omnichannel business includes Walgreens.com. Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.
As the neighborhood drugstore and retailer, our goal is to make health and happiness simpler, easier and within reach. And we remain a trusted wellness provider offering convenient access to important health services, such as immunizations and an array of pharmacy services that can help patients improve their health. To our team members, Walgreens represents a unique opportunity to excel in their careers in a welcoming and inclusive environment.... We offer the chance to work in a truly supportive environment, and be a part of a progressive organization dedicated to the well-being of our customers, team members and the communities we all call home.