The purpose of the Walgreens Community Pharmacy Residency Program is to prepare clinicians to provide direct patient care services as community or ambulatory care pharmacists, in addition to preparing them for an adjunct faculty position. Residents will be enabled to achieve their professional goals, become a leader within the profession, provide compassionate care for members in their community, and contribute to the Walgreen Company’s mission of advancing community pharmacy practice.
The residency experience is based in Phoenix, AZ at a Community Walgreens pharmacy that is an innovative community pharmacy practice dedicated to providing clinical patient care services centered around specialty pharmacy and is an ideal setting for the development of patient care programs. Residents in this setting will have a direct influence on patient outcomes through participation in patient counseling, immunization services, and medication therapy management. Residents will also work under a collaborative practice drug therapy management agreement to provide pharmacist-delivered patient care in an ambulatory care environment.
The residency is academically affiliated and financial supported, in part, by Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale. The resident will complete a teaching certificate program and will actively participate in teaching and precepting experiences at the College.
Direct patient care delivered in both community pharmacy settings and primary care clinics
Public health activities: community outreach programs
Development of collaborative program to improve adherence and/or outcomes
Medication therapy management
Disease state management programs
Provide health testing services
Develop or enhance existing patient care programs
Complete a Teaching Certificate Program
Provide clinical instruction and serve as a preceptor to student pharmacists
Design and conduct a practice based research project
Present research project findings at appropriate regional and national professional conferences
Residency Program Benefits
Comprehensive medical plan 90 days after start date
Travel allowance for pharmacy-related conferences
Paid Time Off (PTO)-rate of accrual is based on 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.
Visiting instructor appointment with Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a college or school of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Arizona 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
Official university transcripts
Letter of intent (explain reason for pursuing a community pharmacy residency and what you hope to gain from the program)
On-site interview (upon invitation)
Presentation at on-site interview (topic related to community pharmacy)
Registered with the National Matching Services (NMS)
A completed application and all accompanying materials must be submitted no later than January 5th for candidates to be considered for the program. Program NMS Code: 205415
Specific questions about this residency program should be addressed to David Costlow PharmD, via email firstname.lastname@example.org
About Walgreens and Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale Community-based Pharmacy Residency
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.