The Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program affiliated with Western New England University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Big Y World Class Markets provides the resident with a structured education and training experience. The mission of our residency is to provide postgraduate training that enables residents to build on their professional skills, achieve their professional goals, and become a leader within the profession. The resident will develop expertise in medication therapy management (MTM), chronic disease state management, as well as initiate, implement and maintain collaborative working relationships within the community.
The residency will provide an opportunity for the pharmacist to practice at the Western New England University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Big Y Foods, Inc. Consultation and Wellness Center and at the Big Y Pharmacy and Wellness Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Consultation and Wellness Center offers an accredited Diabetes Self-Management Education Program (DSME) to the community. Patient care duties will include collaborating with other health care providers to improve patient outcomes, providing comprehensive medication regimen reviews, educating patients and providers, as well as counseling regarding medications and/or chronic conditions. The resident is expected to design, plan, and implement community screening events. Academic opportunities include small group discussions as well as large didactic lectures. He/she will co-precept Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiential learners from Western New England University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Upon completion of this program, the resident will have developed the knowledge and skills necessary to advance the practice of pharmacy and become a leader in the profession and within Big Y World Class Markets.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a college or school of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Massachusetts pharmacist license within 120 days of residency start date
Individuals must participate in and adhere to the ASHP Resident Matching Program
Submission of residency application materials
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)
Presentation at on-site interview
About Big Y World Class Markets and Western New England University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
WNEU COPHS strives to build residency programs that prepare and inspire advanced pharmacy practitioners by instilling the values of lifelong learning, service, and leadership in our graduates. Engendering these qualities will be vital to improve patient outcomes in the practice models of today and the future.