The purpose of Walgreens at UCSF PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency is to prepare community pharmacists to become advanced practice leaders and provide patient-centered care. This will be attained by the resident through advanced training at various exemplary specialty pharmacy settings.
The residency is based at a unique Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy at the UCSF Medical Center. This pharmacy offers a variety of patient-centered services for complex diseases/conditions such as organ transplantation, HIV, oncology, CID, Hepatitis C and other chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and cardiovascular disease where the pharmacists work closely with the UCSF healthcare providers as a team. This specialty location also offers hospital bed-side delivery for discharge medications, compounding, immunizations, educating and mentoring pharmacy students.
This program also includes experiences at Walgreens Specialty Clinic at the California Pacific Medical Center, one high volume 24 hour HIV centered retail Walgreens location, district and corporate offices and UCSF outpatient clinics to provide additional patient care experience during each module. Other experiences such as off-site immunization clinics, community outreach events, medication therapy management, and management activities will ensure that the resident attains a well-rounded experience and graduates as a leader in community pharmacy.
Residency Activities The resident will participate in the provision of patient-care services through the following:
Coordinate with healthcare providers from UCSF Hospital and out patient clinic facilities
Enhance and manage current medication programs for complex disease states to improve patient adherence and health outcomes
Provide Medication Therapy Management
Patient medication counseling
Provide discharge medications counseling for hospital bedside delivery
Administer immunizations in a variety of settings
Develop community outreach programs.
The resident will participate in the following activities that will strengthen practice management/leadership and teaching skills:
Design and conduct practice-based research project
Present research findings at appropriate regional and national professional meetings
Develop business plan to promote pharmacy’s patient-care services
Provide clinical instruction to pharmacy students.
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 10 days depending on average hours worked and time in position.
Specific information regarding this residency should be addressed to Satinder Sandhu, residency program director, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a college or school of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
California 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)
Registered with the National Matching Service (NMS)
Application Process Completed application materials must be received no later than January 15th to be considered for the program.
About Walgreens and the University of California San Francisco 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.