The mission of the Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program is to provide postgraduate training that enables residents to achieve their professional goals, become a leader within the profession, provide compassionate care for members of their communities, and contribute to the Walgreen Company’s advancement in health care.
The residency program is based at a traditional Walgreens pharmacy, as well as a Community Walgreens specialty pharmacy site, in the Oklahoma City metro area. These two settings offer the resident exposure to common chronic disease states and complex therapies for various conditions including HIV/AIDS, cancer, transplantation, hepatitis C, and chronic inflammatory diseases. The community pharmacists at these sites work closely with medical staff, case workers, and clinical coordinators to provide optimal drug therapy for patients. In addition, residents gain insight on management issues that can affect the implementation of patient care services in the community pharmacy setting.
The residency is offered in partnership with Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy. This partnership allows the resident the opportunity to gain experiences in the delivery of clinical pharmacy services at ambulatory care clinics in the Oklahoma City area. The resident actively participates in didactic and laboratory teaching activities at the College, as well as precepting opportunities at the practice sites.
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 HIV/AIDS, oncology, transplant, and hepatitis C
Specialty medication procurement and billing processes
Medication therapy management
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 appropriate regional and national professional meetings
Execute marketing strategies for the promotion of patient care services
Provide clinical instruction to student pharmacists at the College and pharmacy
Participate in the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy-ASHP Teaching Certificate for Pharmacists Program
Residency Program Benefits
Comprehensive medical plan 90 days after start date
Travel allowance for pharmacy-related conferences
Residents will be eligible for Paid Time Off (PTO). 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 Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
Oklahoma pharmacist license within 60 days after the start of the residency program
Completion of 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 references
A letter of intent explaining why you are pursuing a community pharmacy residency and what you hope to gain from the residency program
Official pharmacy school transcripts
On-site interview (upon invitation)
Presentation at on-site interview on a pharmacy topic of the candidate’s choice
Registered with the National Matching Service (NMS)
A completed application and all accompanying materials must be submitted no later than January 10th, 2019 for candidates to be considered for our program.
Specific questions about this residency program should be addressed to the residency program director Nancy Toedter Williams via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (405) 601-8154.
About SWOSU and Walgreens 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.