Pharmacy Resident - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Science - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States

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.

  • Engage the resident in the clinical, educational, operational, and administrative aspects of community pharmacy practice
  • Prepare the resident to assume clinical, educational, operational, and administrative responsibilities within the community practice setting
  • Provide a mechanism whereby the resident contributes to the development of pharmacy services within the community setting
  • Develop the resident’s precepting and teaching abilities
  • Contribute to quality improvement programs as appropriate
  • 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.
An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans

About Walgreens Boots Alliance

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is a global leader in retail pharmacy, impacting millions of lives every day through dispensing medicines, and providing accessible, high-quality care. With more than 170 years of trusted healthcare heritage and innovation in community pharmacy, the company is meeting customers’ and patients’ needs through its convenient retail locations, digital platforms and health and beauty products.
Including equity method investments, WBA has a presence in more than 25 countries, employs more than 450,000 people and has more than 21,000 stores.

WBA’s purpose is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives. The company is proud of its contributions to healthy communities, a healthy planet, an inclusive workplace and a sustainable marketplace. WBA is a participant of the United Nations Global Compact and adheres to its principles-based approach to responsible business.

WBA is included in FORTUNE’s 2021 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies*. This is the 28th consecutive year that WBA or its predecessor company, Walgreen Co., has been named to the list.

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Basic Qualifications
  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a college or school of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • Ability to obtain pharmacist license within the state of residency within 90 days of the start of the residency program
  • Submission of residency application materials to Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
  • Individuals must participate in and adhere to the rules of the ASHP Resident Matching Program.
  • Certified Immunizer or willing to become an immunizer within 90 days of hire.

Preferred Qualifications