Resident Pharmacist- PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency, UNC Eshelman (Chapel Hill and Asheville, NC)
Chapel Hill , North Carolina
April 26, 2017
Resident Pharmacist- PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency, UNC Eshelman (Chapel Hill and Asheville, NC) (Job Number: 024804)
US-NC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill - 1500 E FRANKLIN ST

Walgreens and the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Community Pharmacy Residency Program (PGY1), Chapel Hill and Asheville, NC

Walgreens Community Pharmacy Residency Program is a postgraduate training opportunity for pharmacists to enhance their skill set in the community pharmacy setting. The residency is academically affiliated with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. This residency allows the pharmacy resident to build upon their professional skills by providing a variety of patient care services. There are two residency locations affiliated with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy-one in Chapel Hill, NC and one in Asheville, NC. These sites are close to the main campus and satellite campus. The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy offers a multi-site community residency program, which allows the resident to network and work with many leaders in North Carolina community pharmacy.

Pharmacy residents in this setting will have a direct influence on patient outcomes through participation in patient counseling, immunization services, health testing services, and medication therapy management with a specific emphasis on patient adherence. Residents will also work to develop collaboration with area providers and develop innovative clinical services for patients who prescribed complex therapies. Residents will explore the development and evaluation of clinical services through completion of a business plan. The pharmacy resident will have an abundance of teaching opportunities. They will be able to precept student pharmacists at the practice site and instruct students in the classroom on either campus. The pharmacy resident will have an elective opportunity to participate in a teaching and learning curriculum through the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy or Mountain Area Health Education Center. The residency program graduates will be leaders in the pharmacy community and will have an active role in advancing community pharmacy practice.

Residency Activities
The resident will have direct influence on patient outcomes
through the following:
  • Patient-centered counseling
  • Disease state management and health coaching for patients enrolled in The Asheville Project®
  • Collaboration with other health care providers
  • Medication therapy management programs focused on improving adherence
  • Development of health and wellness programs
  • Diabetes Self-Management Education program
  • Disease prevention, detection, and monitoring services (blood pressure, cholesterol and immunizations)
  • Disease state management in HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C

The resident will participate in strengthening practice management
and teaching skills through the following:
  • Practice management, marketing, and reimbursement
  • Community outreach and education
  •  Optional teaching certificate through either UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy or Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)
  • Teaching Assistant appointment for student pharmacists
  • Preceptorship of student pharmacist learners from UNC and other schools of pharmacy
  • Facilitation of classroom discussions (small group and large didactic lectures)
  • Chapel Hill: Monthly diabetes education classes at the Orange County Health Department
  • Asheville: Weekly patient care and practice management topics with ambulatory care residents from local programs

Residency Program Benefits
  • Competitive stipend
  • Comprehensive medical plan
  • Travel allowance for pharmacy-related conferences
  • Residents are eligible for Paid Time Off (PTO). Resident pharmacists may accrue approximately 15 days (120 hours) depending on average hours worked and time in position.

Candidate Requirements
  •  Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from a college or school of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy
    North Carolina pharmacist licensure within 90 days of the start of the residency program
    Completed online application at
    Submission of residency application materials to Pharmacy Online Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).
    Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of intent specific to the site applying to
  • Three references (on the standard reference form; a separate letter is not required)
  • Leadership statement answering the question, "What is your philosophy on leadership?"
  • Official university pharmacy transcripts
  •  On-site interview (upon invitation)
    Registered with the National Matching Service (NMS)

Application Process
Completed application materials must be received no later than January 1st to be considered for the program.

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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