Resident Pharmacist- PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency, MCPHS University (Boston, MA)
Boston , Massachusetts
April 22, 2017
Resident Pharmacist- PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency, MCPHS University (Boston, MA) (Job Number: 024792)
Boston - 620 WASHINGTON ST
BOSTON 02111

Walgreens and the MCPHS University  Community Pharmacy Residency Program (PGY1), Boston, Massachusetts

The community practice residency at Walgreens Pharmacy is an ASHP and APhA accredited post-graduate educational  and training experience designed to develop pharmacists with expertise in community pharmacy practice. The program  is academically affiliated with and financially supported, in part, by the MCPHS University. This affiliation affords the resident
opportunities to develop teaching skills through the provision of experiential education and didactic instruction of  pharmacy students. The program will emphasize development of practical skills needed by current and future community  pharmacists. As such, the majority of the resident's time will be spent at Walgreens pharmacies in Chelsea or Waltham,
MA. The remainder of the time will be spent either on specialized rotations in the areas of ambulatory care, Walgreens  management, or teaching at MCPHS University-Boston completing various teaching components.

Program Description
The community pharmacy resident will receive instruction and  experience in each of the following components:
  • Clinical: The clinical component will be completed in the following  mandatory year long rotations: community, ambulatory,Walgreens management, and teaching. The resident will rotate
  • through these sites on a week to week basis in order to  achieve the goals set forth by the accreditation standards.
  • Educational: The resident will have various opportunities for  teaching. They will be exposed to small group as well as larger didactic lectures, serve as an adjunct preceptor for the community pharmacy practice laboratory, and also be a preceptor for PharmD clerkship students at all sites.
  • Operational / Administrative: The resident will have the  opportunity to develop their administrative role as a pharmacist as well. They will spend time with the pharmacy manager at
  • both sites, as well as spend time with the Area Healthcare Supervisor  at Walgreens to understand the details of pharmacy operations.
  • Management / Leadership: The resident will have opportunities  to become involved with both State and National pharmacy associations. They will have the opportunity to attend Massachusetts Pharmacy Board meetings, attend local and national pharmacy meetings, as well as assist in legislative endeavors to further the practice of pharmacy.

  1. Engage the resident in the clinical, educational, operational,  and administrative aspects of community pharmacy practice
  2. Prepare the resident to assume clinical, educational,  operational, and administrative responsibilities within the community practice setting
  3. Provide a mechanism whereby the resident contributes to the  development of pharmacy services within the community setting
  4. Develop the resident's precepting and teaching abilities
  5. Contribute to quality improvement programs as appropriate
  6. Successfully develop and implement a longitudinal residency  project, as well as submit a manuscript for publication in a reputable pharmacy journal

Having met these requirements, the resident will be awarded a certificate of completion. This certificate will attest that the resident has achieved competencies consistent with and in accordance with accreditation standards as set forth by ASHP/APhA.

Application Information
All applications must be received no later than January 5th in the  year in which admission is sought. Once all materials are received,  the Program Director will contact eligible candidates for an  on-site interview.

Candidate Requirements
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts Pharmacist License
  • PharmD degree from a college or school of pharmacy accredited  by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • Completed on-line application at
  • Submission of residency application materials to Pharmacy  Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • 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)

Employment type Full-time

A little about us:
The training you received, the discipline you embraced, and the responsibilities you held in the military will serve you well at Walgreens.

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