Community Pharmacy Residency Programs
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UIC Community Pharmacy
The UIC Community Pharmacy Residency seeks to provide the resident with an array of experiences at cutting edge outpatient pharmacies and clinics at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences Center in Chicago.
While in the outpatient pharmacies, the resident will hone their counseling skills in the areas of contraception, transplant, diabetes, asthma, cardiovascular diseases, pain, and infectious disease. The resident will have the opportunity to develop patient care programs in the pharmacies as they deem appropriate for their patient population.
In addition, the resident will spend 2 days a week rotating through the Ambulatory Care Clinics at UIC. This will help the resident gain a great deal of practical clinical knowledge, improve communication skills, and provide excellent pharmaceutical care.
Other time will be spent doing didactic teaching, as well as precepting first-year through fourth-year student pharmacists at their practice sites.
Since 2003, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Pharmacy has offered a community pharmacy residency position affiliated with Jewel-Osco. The College of Pharmacy and the University of Illinois Hospital (UI Health) are conveniently located within the Illinois Medical District.
This community pharmacy residency program provides a wide array of opportunities to ensure a thorough professional development and is divided into seven core areas: (1) direct patient care, which includes experiences in both the community and UI Health ambulator care clinic settings providing medication therapy management (MTM), disease state management, diabetes education, wellness services, routine/travel immunizations; (2) new service development, which includes developing and implementing a new clinical service; (3) community-based research project; (4) teaching, which includes experiences in a variety of settings: patient education, drug information, precepting, participation in UIC’s teaching certificate program, and lecture and workshop-based instruction; (5) corporate leadership and management; (6) pharmacy workflow; (7) pharmacy informatics.
Through active participation in educational opportunities in the community, corporate, and academic settings, graduates of this program have the clinical and management skills necessary to operate a profitable pharmacy, while providing financially sound patient care and chronic condition management services. The resident also engages in a range of activities that develop leadership and teaching skills. Our curriculum-based education approach ensures that our graduates gain the leadership skills necessary to be adaptable to the ever-changing practice of pharmacy.
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 healthcare.
The residency program is based at the Walgreens Pharmacy located within Northwestern Memorial Hospital at the Galter Pavilion in downtown Chicago. 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, respiratory care and home care clinicians 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 College.