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Southwestern Oklahoma State University
College of Pharmacy and Walgreens Pharmacy
Community Pharmacy Residency Program (PGY1)
Oklahoma City, OK  (NMS Code #213115)

Walgreens Community Pharmacy Residency Program

The mission of the 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 inside Saint’s Medical Plaza at  Saint Anthony Hospital. This premier pharmacy location offers a variety of innovative clinical pharmacy services for patients who are prescribed complex therapies for various conditions including HIV/AIDS, cancer, transplantation, and hepatitis C. The community pharmacists at this site work closely with medical staff, case workers, and
clinical coordinators to provide optimal drug therapy for patients. In addition, residents gain insight on management issues that can affect the implementation of patient care services in the community pharmacy setting.

The residency is offered in partnership with Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of  Pharmacy. This partner- ship allows the resident the opportunity to gain experiences in the delivery of clinical pharmacy services at ambulatory care clinics in the Oklahoma City area. The resident actively participates in didactic and laboratory teaching activities at the College, as well as precepting opportunities at the practice site.

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 HIV/AIDS, oral oncology, transplant, and hepatitis C
  • Medication therapy management
  • Pharmacist-administered immunizations and health testing
  • Community outreach programs
  • Non-sterile compounding
  • 340B program administration and management
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 strategies for the promotion of patient care services
  • Provide clinical instruction to student pharmacists at the College and pharmacy
  • Participate in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program offered by the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Residency Program Benefits

  • Competitive stipend
  • Comprehensive medical plan 90 days after start date
  • Travel allowance for pharmacy-related conferences
  • Residents will be 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 phar- macy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • Oklahoma pharmacist license within 60 days of the start of the residency program
  • Completed on-line application at www.walgreens.jobs
  • Submission of residency application materials to Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Three professional references
    • A letter of intent explaining why you are pursuing a communi- ty pharmacy residency and what you hope to gain from the residency program
    • Official pharmacy school transcripts
  • On-site interview (upon invitation)
  • Presentation at on-site interview on a pharmacy topic of candidate’s choice
  • Registered with the National Matching Service (NMS)

Application Process

A completed application and all accompanying materials must be submitted no later than January 15th, 2016 for candidates to be considered for our program.

Residency Program Contact Information

Specific questions about this residency program should be addressed to  Nancy Toedter Williams, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCNSP, FASHP via email at nancy.williams@swosu.edu or by phone at (405) 601-8154.

For more information about Walgreens Residency Programs, please contact us at 1-866-WORK-4-WAG or visit www.walgreens.com. Walgreens is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome individuals of diverse talents and backgrounds.
Walgreens promotes and supports a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.

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