Resident Pharmacist- PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency, University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Chicago , Illinois
April 22, 2017
Resident Pharmacist- PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency, University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL) (Job Number: 024788)
Walgreens Pharmacy at Northwestern Memorial Hospital-Galter - Str15525 - 201 E HURON ST
201 E HURON ST STE 1-210

Walgreens Health System Pharmacy and the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy  Community Pharmacy Residency Program (PGY1), Chicago, Illinois 

The mission of the Walgreens Community 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 health care. The residency  program is based at the Walgreens Health System Pharmacy located within the Galter Pavilion at Northwestern Memorial  Hospital. This premier pharmacy location offers a variety of innovative clinical pharmacy services for patients who  are prescribed complex therapies such as HIV/AIDS, oncology, transplant and Hepatitis C. The community pharmacists  at this site work closely with medical staff to provide optimal drug therapy for patients. In addition, residents gain insights  on management issues that can affect the implementation of patient care services in the community pharmacy setting.

The residency is offered in partnership with the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. This partnership  allows the resident the opportunity to gain experiences in the delivery of clinical pharmacy services in ambulatory care  clinics. The resident actively participates in teaching and precepting experiences at the School.

Residency Activities
The resident will participate in the provision of patient-care  services through the following:

  • Development of health and wellness programs
  • Disease state management programs in oncology, transplant, HIV/AIDS, and Hepatitis C
  • Medication therapy management
  • Pharmacist-administered immunizations
  • Community outreach programs

The resident will participate in the following activities that  strengthen practice management and educator skills:
  • Design 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 pharmacy

Residency Program Benefits
  • Competitive stipend
  • Comprehensive medical plan
  • Travel allowance for pharmacy-related conferences
  • Residents are eligible for Paid Time Off (PTO). The rate at  which you accrue your PTO will be based on your years of service, average hours per week, and position. 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 Education
  • Illinois pharmacist license within 60 days of the start of the residency program
  • 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
  • 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 pharmacy
  • Registered with the National Matching Service (NMS).

Application Process

  • A completed application and all accompanying materials must be submitted no later than January 15th for candidates to be considered for our 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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