At CVS Health/Apothecary By Design, our commitment to patient care extends to the investment we make in training the next generation of pharmacists.
Specialty pharmacy is one of the fastest-growing areas of the pharmacy profession—and an area where more and more new clinicians are seeking dedicated, real-world training.
So ABD has teamed with the University of New England to create one of the few community residency programs in the country to focus on specialty pharmacy in the first postgraduate year.
The ABD-UNE PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency in Specialty Pharmacy allows pharmacists to gain extensive management and clinical experience in every aspect of specialty pharmacy services. All in the vibrant, coastal city of Portland, Maine.
The program builds on Pharm.D. education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for PGY2 pharmacy residency training.
Graduates of the ABD-UNE PGY1 residency will be trained to serve as experts in the field of specialty pharmacy, ready to:
Provide ongoing disease management for patients with complex, chronic conditions including infectious diseases, such as hepatitis C; inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease; organ transplant; cancer; and more
Develop and implement didactic and lab-based educational material in an academic setting
Design and present sophisticated outcomes analyses that demonstrate the value of today’s specialty pharmacy services
• Focused interest in academia and specialty pharmacy • Creative and innovative mindset • Excellent communication and presentation skills • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite® • Strong analytical skills, ability to evaluate large data sets • PharmD candidate from a U.S. accredited program • Maine licensure (or eligible) • Desire to learn and commit to a one-year structured training program • Travel for client meetings, training programs, and professional meetings and conferences
About UNE/CVS Health at Apothecary by Design Specialty Pharmacy
The University of New England is Maine’s largest private university, an innovative educational community with two distinctive coastal Maine campuses, a vibrant campus in Tangier, Morocco, and a robust offering of degree and certificate programs online. UNE attracts internationally recognized scholars in the health sciences, life sciences, business, education, the social sciences, and the humanities, allowing both our graduate and undergraduate students to engage in research and scholarship alongside dedicated faculty.
We are home to Maine's only medical and dental schools — part of our comprehensive health education mission built on a pioneering interprofessional approach that also includes pharmacy, nursing, and an array of allied health professions. UNE offers a uniquely cosmopolitan, interdisciplinary academic environment with an emphasis on global engagement and hands-on learning experiences.
As a community, we are committed to creating the future by nurturing well-rounded scholars and professionals who can adapt, prosper, and lead in a rapidly evolving world.
The University of New England is an independent non-profit institution.