The purpose of the Walgreens and University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program is to deliver postgraduate training to pharmacists so that they can provide compassionate patient care for the members of their community, achieve their professional goals, and become a leader within the profession, and contribute to the Walgreens Company’s advancements in health care. A graduate from this residency program would have matured in their clinical experience and skills to provide and manage the patient care services conducted within a specialty pharmacy location or at traditional community pharmacy practice site.
The residency program is based out of three community specialty pharmacy locations in Chicago. These specialty pharmacy locations offer a variety of innovative clinical pharmacy services for the patients who are prescribed complex therapies such as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, oncology, and transplant. The pharmacists at these sites work closely with medical staff to provide optimal drug therapy for patients. The resident gain insights on management issues that can affect the implementation of patient care services in the community pharmacy setting.
The residency is offered in partnership with the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. This partnership allows the resident the opportunity to gain experiences in the delivery of clinical pharmacy services in ambulatory care clinics. The resident actively participates in teaching and precepting experiences at the College.
The resident will participate in the provision of patient-care services through the following:
Development of health and wellness programs
Disease state management programs in oncology, transplant, hepatitis C, chronic inflammatory diseases, and HIV/AIDS
Multidisciplinary primary care for persons living with HIV/AIDS
Ambulatory care clinic rotations
Medication therapy management
Community outreach programs
The resident will participate in the following activities that strengthen practice management and educator skills:
Design and conduct a practice-based research project
Present research findings at appropriate regional and national professional meetings
Execute marketing strategy for the promotion of patient care services
Provide clinical instruction to student pharmacists at the College and pharmacy
Residency Program Benefits
Comprehensive medical plan
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.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a college or school of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Illinois pharmacist license 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 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)
Presentation at on-site interview on a topic related to community pharmacy
Registered with the National Matching Service (NMS).
About Walgreens and the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
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.