The mission of the Walgreens Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program is to provide postgraduate training that enables residents to achieve their professional goals, become a leader within the profession, provide compassionate care for members of their communities and contribute to the Walgreen Company’s advancement in healthcare. This ASHP accredited residency is offered in partnership with and is co-funded by Mercer University College of Pharmacy. This partnership allows the resident the opportunity to gain experiences in the delivery of clinical pharmacy services, while actively participating in teaching and precepting experiences at the College of Pharmacy. There are two residency positions and affiliated sites associated with this program - both of which are located within the greater Atlanta area and are within close proximity to the Mercer University College of Pharmacy campus.
One affiliated site is based at an AADE-accredited Walgreens Pharmacy in metro Atlanta. This program involves comprehensive patient care services with a particular focus on Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME). DSME practice sites include Walgreens pharmacy, Good Samaritan Health Center, and a local physician’s clinic. Diabetes counseling sessions are conducted with patients to review disease states, medications, and lifestyle modifications. The pharmacy team works collaboratively with physicians and other healthcare providers to ensure appropriate medication therapy for each patient and their corresponding disease states. The second affiliated site is based at a URAC-accredited Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy in metro Atlanta. This premier pharmacy location offers a variety of innovative clinical pharmacy services for patients with complicated disease states such as HIV/AIDS, oncology, pediatrics, transplant, Hepatitis, and immunologic disorders. The pharmacy also offers a bedside delivery program in collaboration with our host health systems to help with transitions of care through bedside delivery of medications upon discharge. The community pharmacists at this site work closely with medical staff and home care clinicians to provide optimal drug therapy for patients. In addition, both residents are exposed to regional leadership to learn about management issues that can affect the implementation of patient care services in the community pharmacy setting.
The resident’s main academic responsibilities while at Mercer University College of Pharmacy will primarily focus on facilitating first-year students within the Clinical Skills and Simulation Laboratory (CSSL), used for Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience education. In addition, the resident will be required to design and teach at least one didactic lecture, as well as participate in a teaching certificate program.
The resident will participate in the provision of patient-care services through the following:
Transitions of Care and Disease state management programs in areas such as HIV/AIDS, oncology, pediatrics, transplant, Hepatitis C, and immunologic disorders (URAC Site)
Medication Therapy Management
Development of health and wellness programs
Community outreach programs
The resident will participate in the following activities that strengthen practice management and educator skills:
Develop 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 practice sites
Participate in a Teaching Certificate Program at the College of Pharmacy
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a college or school of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Georgia pharmacy intern license by July 1st and Georgia pharmacist license by August 31st
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 practice
Registered with the National Matching Service (NMS)
A completed application and all accompanying materials must be received no later than January 15th for candidates to be considered for our program.
About Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Walgreens
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.