Walgreens Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program is a postgraduate training opportunity for pharmacists that aims to develop advanced community retail pharmacists who will implement and manage services to help patients get, stay, and live well. Residents will provide direct patient care to a variety of patient populations, collaborate with other healthcare professionals to optimize patient outcomes, and incorporate patient care activities into daily workflow.
This PGY1 residency experience takes place at multiple Walgreens pharmacies throughout the greater Jackson, Mississippi area. These varying locations offer the resident the opportunity to practice in focused areas of patient care services such as specialty pharmacy, medication management, immunizations, travel health, clinical practice management and more. The resident will further develop their skills and knowledge from pharmacist leaders within community pharmacy practice.
This PGY1 community-based pharmacy residency conducted by Walgreens has is accredited with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in association with the American Pharmacists Association. Graduates from this program will be leaders in the pharmacy community and have an active role in advancing community pharmacy practice.
Develop collaborative programs to improve patient adherence and outcomes
Provide medication therapy management and patient counseling across multiple patient populations
Deliver preventative health services including routine immunization, off-site immunization clinics, and health coaching consultations
Provide travel health consultations and administer vaccines
Deliver chronic disease state management (DSM) education and action plans to multiple patient populations
Develop pharmacy practice management skills
Provide services for patients taking specialty medications for HIV, Hep C, and other conditions
Lead patient-centered dispensing at a local Walgreens
Participate in community outreach
Assist as a preceptor of student pharmacists
Design and conduct a practice-based research project then present research project findings at a professional conference
Complete a teaching and learning certificate program, work in Walgreen’s corporate clinical office, and/or travel abroad for an international pharmacy experience (all are optional electives within the program)
Residency Program Benefits
Comprehensive medical plan
Travel allowance for pharmacy-related conferences
Paid Time Off (PTO)
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/
Mississippi pharmacist license within 60 days of the start of the residency program
Submission of residency application materials to Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS code: 53010) by January 5th
Three professional letters of recommendation
Official university transcripts
Letter of intent explaining why you are pursuing a community pharmacy residency and what you hope to gain from the residency program
On-site interview (upon invitation)
Registered with the National Matching Service (NMS)
About Walgreens Community-based Pharmacy Residency (PGY1)
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) is included in the United States segment of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), an integrated pharmacy, healthcare and retail leader serving millions of customers and patients every day, with a 170-year heritage of caring for communities. As America’s most loved pharmacy, health and beauty company, Walgreens purpose is to champion the health and well-being of every community in America. Operating nearly 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health destination serving approximately 9 million customers each day. Walgreens pharmacists play a critical role in the U.S. healthcare system by providing a wide range of pharmacy and healthcare services. To best meet the needs of customers and patients, Walgreens offers a true omnichannel experience, with fully integrated physical and digital platforms supported by the latest technology to deliver high-quality products and services in local communities nationwide.