The residency is academically affiliated with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. This residency allows the pharmacy resident to build upon their professional skills by providing a variety of patient care services. There are two residency locations affiliated with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy-one in Chapel Hill, NC and one in Asheville, NC. These sites are close to the main campus and satellite campus. The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy offers a multi-site community residency program, which allows the resident to network and work with many leaders in North Carolina community pharmacy.
Pharmacy residents in this setting will have a direct influence on patient outcomes through participation in patient counseling, immunization services, health testing services, and medication therapy management with a specific emphasis on patient adherence. Residents will also work to develop collaboration with area providers and develop innovative clinical services for patients who prescribed complex therapies. Residents will explore the development and evaluation of clinical services through completion of a business plan. The pharmacy resident will have an abundance of teaching opportunities. They will be able to precept student pharmacists at the practice site and instruct students in the classroom on either campus. The pharmacy resident will have an elective opportunity to participate in a teaching and learning curriculum through the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy or Mountain Area Health Education Center. The residency program graduates will be leaders in the pharmacy community and will have an active role in advancing community pharmacy practice.
The resident will have direct influence on patient outcomes through the following:
Collaboration with other health care providers
Medication therapy management programs
Development of health and wellness programs
Disease prevention, detection, and monitoring services (blood pressure, cholesterol and immunizations)
Disease state management in HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C
The resident will participate in strengthening practice management and teaching skills through the following:
Practice management, marketing, and reimbursement
Community outreach and education
Optional teaching certificate through either UNC or Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)
Teaching Assistant appointment for student pharmacists
Preceptorship of student pharmacist learners from UNC and other schools of pharmacy
Facilitation of classroom discussions (small group and large didactic lectures)
Chapel Hill: Monthly diabetes education classes at the Orange County Health Department
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.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a college or school of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
North Carolina pharmacist licensure by September 1st
Complete the online resident position application at https://jobs.walgreens.com
Submission of residency application materials to Pharmacy Online Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).
Letter of intent specific to the site applying to
Three references (on the standard reference form; a separate letter is not required)
Leadership statement answering the question, “What is your philosophy on leadership?”
Official university pharmacy transcripts
On-site interview (upon invitation)
Registered with the National Matching Service (NMS)
Completed application materials must be received no later than January 1st to be considered for the program.
For more information about the UNC PGY1 community residency program please visit: www.pharmacy.unc.edu/cprp. Specific information about this residency should be addressed to the residency program director Macary Marciniak, via email at macary_marciniak@ unc.edu
About UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy 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.