Walgreens and the Howard University College of Pharmacy are united in their commitment to train future champions in the community pharmacy arena. This postgraduate year one learning experience is based in our Nation’s Capital that serves a diverse patient population. Participation in this residency program will encourage the resident’s creativity and enhance practice skills as they find ways to address unique healthcare challenges in the community pharmacy setting.
The residency program is based at the Walgreens health-system pharmacy located at Howard University Hospital. This pharmacy location offers clinical pharmacy services for patients who are prescribed complex therapies such as HIV/AIDS, oncology, and transplant. The community pharmacists at this site work closely with medical staff to provide optimal drug therapy for patients.
The purpose of the Walgreens and Howard University Community Pharmacy Residency Program is to provide a postgraduate training program to prepare pharmacists for management and leadership for Walgreens specialty stores. This program seeks to develop a pharmacist that will be able to partner with any hospital system to provide essential transitional care services. This program will also produce a well-rounded professional who will have business acumen.
Residency Learning Opportunities
Bedside medication delivery and counseling
Disease state management programs in hematology, HIV/AIDS, oncology, transplant, and Hepatitis C
Transition of Care Community Pharmacy Clinic
Serving as a preceptor for IPPE and APPE students
Advocacy for local pharmacy policy
Design and conduct a practice-based research project
Presentations at regional and national professional meetings
Executing marketing strategy for the promotion of patient care services
Solicitation of grant and contract funding
Mentor student organizations to facilitate outreach events
Teaching Certificate Program
Facilitation of lab lectures and simulation
Didactic lectures for students
Design and implementation of Clinical Services
Residency Program Benefits
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 depending on average hours worked and time in position.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a college or school of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Completion of 400 practice experience hours prior to the start of the residency program
District of Columbia pharmacist license within 60 days of the start of the residency program
Completed on-line application at https://jobs.walgreens.com
Submission of residency application materials to Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
Three professional letters of recommendation
Letter of intent 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)
Presentation at on-site interview on a topic related to community pharmacy
Registered with the National Matching Service (NMS).
A completed application and all accompanying materials must be submitted no later than January 15th for candidates to be considered for our program.
Program Contact Information
Please contact Tamara McCants, PharmD, Residency Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Walgreens and Howard University Community-based Pharmacy Residency (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.