The mission of the Walgreens Northeastern University (NEU) Community Pharmacy Residency Program is to develop well-rounded, confident, and innovative community pharmacy practitioners who will advance the profession by providing superior patient care in a financially sustainable manner. To build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community-based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including PGY-2 residencies and professional certifications.
The residency program is based at the URAC Accredited Walgreens Community-Based Specialty Pharmacy located in the heart of the Longwood Medical Area in Boston, Massachusetts. This premier pharmacy location offers a variety of clinical pharmacy services for patients who are prescribed complex therapies.
The resident will:
Participate in unique and innovative models of practice that continue to push healthcare forward
Focus strongly on inter-professional collaboration and professional leadership
Engage in transitions of care and specialty disease state management activities
Gain knowledge in HIV, Hepatitis C, oncology, mental health, diabetes and epilepsy
Patient care services:
Collaborate with the hospital staff to assist in reducing expenses associated with readmissions
Provide medication management and counseling services
Improve patient adherence to medication therapy and improve health outcomes
Working in a team-based practice model to help treat patients with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)
Support patients with chronic conditions that require utilizing limited distribution drugs (LDD)
Provide additional health and wellness services including but not limited to MTM, immunizations, and blood pressure screenings
Facilitate and lead learning activities for student pharmacists in campus-based classrooms and laboratories
Serve as preceptor for IPPE, Co-Op, and APPE students
Design and lead a pharmacy-based patient care research project
Complete residency teaching certificate program
Participate in both student and professional organizations
Develop skills to become an efficient clinical staff pharmacist, pharmacy manager and store manager
Understand the complex organizational structure
Master basic leadership skills including but not limited to problem solving, action planning, delegation, accountability, and communication with team members
Collaborate with regional leadership on strategic planning to meet the mission and vision of the organization
Residency Program Benefits
Competitive stipend and comprehensive medical plan
Travel allowance for pharmacy-related conferences
Adjunct appointment with NEU School of Pharmacy
Access to NEU Library and online resources
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a college or school of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Complete the online resident position application at https://jobs.walgreens.com
Submission of residency application materials to Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
Three professional letters of recommendation
A letter of intent explaining why you are pursuing a community pharmacy residency and what you hope to gain from the residency program
Official university transcripts
On-site interview (upon invitation)
Registered with the National Matching Service (NMS)
Completed application and all accompanying materials must be received no later than January 8th in the year in which admission is sought.
Specific information about this residency position can be directed to Karen Poliskey, PharmD, Residency Program Director, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Walgreens and Northeastern University 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.