The Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program affiliated with Western New England University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Walgreens is designed to provide 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 Community Patient Care Center and two Walgreens sites (Community and store) in Springfield, Massachusetts. Patient care duties 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 will be 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. 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 Walgreens.
Medication Therapy Management
Develop and implement health and wellness programs
Conduct community outreach programs
Design and implement a practice-based research project
Present research findings at appropriate regional and national professional meetings with subsequent publication
Teach and precept learners at the College and pharmacy
Care for patients longitudinally in a clinic environment
Residency Program Benefits
Comprehensive medical plan 90 days after start date
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 10 days depending on average hours worked and time in position.
Adjunct appointment at Western New England University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a pharmacy program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Submission of residency application materials to Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
Three professional letters of recommendation
Official university transcript
Letter of intent describing your pursuit of a community residency and what you hope to gain from the residency
On-site interview (upon invitation)
Presentation at on-site interview related to community pharmacy
Individuals must participate in and adhere to the rules of the ASHP Resident Matching Program
A completed application and all accompanying materials must be submitted no later than January 8th to be considered for the program.
Specific questions about the residency program should be addressed to the Residency Program Director, Kam Capoccia, PharmD, BCPS, CDE via email firstname.lastname@example.org
About Western New England University 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.