The mission of the Walgreens PGY1 Community Based Pharmacy Residency Program is to provide postgraduate training that enables residents to achieve their professional goals, become leaders within the profession, provide compassionate care for members of their communities and contribute to the Walgreens advancement in health care. The residency program is based at the Walgreens health-system pharmacy located in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. This premier location, focused on specialty pharmacy practice, offers a variety of innovative clinical pharmacy services for patients who are prescribed complex therapies to treat conditions such as HIV/AIDS, oncology, transplant and others. The community pharmacists at this site work closely with multi-disciplinary teams to provide optimal drug therapy for patients. In addition, residents gain insight into management issues that can affect the implementation of patient care services in the community pharmacy setting.
The residency is offered in partnership with Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. This partnership allows the resident the opportunity to gain experience in the delivery of clinical specialty pharmacy services in an ambulatory care setting. The resident actively participates in teaching and precepting experiences at Rutgers.
The resident will participate in the provision of patient care services through the following:
Develop health and wellness programs
Disease state management programs in oncology, transplant, HIV/AIDS, chronic inflammatory diseases, and other complex disease states
Medication therapy management, including Limited Distribution Drugs which require REMS training
Management of quality programs set by the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC)
Community outreach programs
The resident will participate in the following activities that strengthen practice management and educator skills:
Design and conduct practice-based research projects
Present research findings at appropriate regional and national professional meetings
Execute marketing strategy for the promotion of patient care services
Provide clinical instruction to student pharmacists at Rutgers and the pharmacy
Residency Program Benefits
Comprehensive medical plan
Travel allowance for pharmacy related conferences
Residents are 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
New Jersey pharmacist licensure 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 Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).
Three professional letters of recommendation
Official university transcripts
Letter of intent explaining why you are pursuing a community pharmacy residency and what you hope to gain from the residency program
On-site interview (upon invitation)
Case presentation on a topic related to community pharmacy or transitions or care
Registered with the National Matching Service (NMS)
All application materials must be submitted no later than January 15th for candidates to be considered for our program.
Questions regarding this residency should be addressed to Vivianne Celario PharmD, Residency Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Walgreens and Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy 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.