Residency and Academic Fellowship Programs

PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency

with Walgreens

This residency program is based at the Walgreens Pharmacy located within the internationally known Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Massachusetts. The mission of the Northeastern University Community Pharmacy Residency Program is to develop well-rounded, confident, effective, and innovative community pharmacy practitioners who will advance the profession and improve community health by providing superior patient care in a financially sustainable manner.

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Northeastern University School of Pharmacy and Walgreens Pharmacy Community Pharmacy Residency Program, PGY1: Boston, Massachusetts

The mission of the Northeastern University (NEU) Community Pharmacy Residency Program is to develop well-rounded, confident, effective and innovative community pharmacy practitioners who will advance the profession and improve community health by providing superior patient care in a financially sustain- able manner. Graduates of this program will be qualified to accept positions as clinical pharmacists in the community pharmacy setting. In addition, Walgreens seeks to enable 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 the internationally known Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Massachusetts. This premier pharmacy location offers a variety of innovative clinical pharmacy services for patients who are prescribed complex therapies for HIV/AIDS, oncolo- gy, transplant and diabetes. The community pharmacists at this site work closely with an interdisciplinary group of providers, patients, and the community 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. There will also be the opportunity to develop HIV services at a Walgreens pharmacy in Mattapan and at a new Walgreens pharmacy in the Downtown Crossing section of Boston. This new pharmacy will adopt the Well Experience model that Walgreens is introducing across the country. This PGY1 residency is in its first year and undergoing accreditation by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in associa- tion with the American Pharmacists Association.

Residency Activities

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

  • Development of health and wellness programs
  • Medication therapy management and adherence programs in HIV/ AIDS, oncology, transplantation, and diabetes
  • Medication teaching both on site and within area hospitals to reliably deliver comprehensive care
  • Pharmacist-administered immunizations
  • Community outreach programs to help address health care issues in local communities Participation in compounding opportunities through collaboration with Children’s Hospital of Boston
  • HIV certification through the University of Buffalo Program

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

  • develop and implement effective and sustainable clinical programs in urban community pharmacy settings;
  • engage our urban communities by developing and implementing edu- cational and health services targeted toward improving population health and building relationships;
    critically evaluate existing and newly developed clinical and education- al programs;
  • develop and implement quality improvement initiatives to enhance operational efficiency of distributive and clinical activities;
  • facilitate learning activities for student pharmacists in the community pharmacy, as well as in campus-based laboratories and classrooms; and
  • integrate into existing operational workflow, restructure current busi- ness model to help improve care to patients as they transition from hospital to home

Residency Program Benefits

  • Competitive stipend and 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 ap- proximately 15 days (120 hours) depending on average hours worked and time in position. Team members will also receive 6 company paid holidays after meeting eligibility requirements.
  • Adjunct appointment with NEU School of Pharmacy
  • Access to NEU Library and online resources

Candidate Requirements

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a college or school of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • Massachusetts pharmacist license within 60 days of the start of the residency program
  • Submission of residency application materials to Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
    • Completed application
    • 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 residen- cy program
    • Official university transcripts
  • Completed online application at www.walgreens.jobs

A completed application and all accompanying materials must be received no later than January 15th, 2014.

Residency Program Contact Information
Specific questions about this residency position can be directed to: Karen Poliskey, Pharm.D. at karen.poliskey@walgreens.com

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To Apply for the Walgreens/Northeastern University Community Pharmacy Residency Program, PGY1, Boston, Massachusetts, Please complete the two steps below:

  1. Submit residency application materials to Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Process (PhORCAS) (Click here for PhORCAS Application)
    1. Completed PhORCAS Application
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Three professional letters of reference
    4. A letter of intent explaining why you are pursuing a community pharmacy residency and
      what you hope to gain from the residency program.
    5. Official university transcripts
  2. Complete an online application at www.walgreens.jobs: Walgreens Application

Helping Hands

Academic and Ambulatory Care Fellowship

with Harbor Health Services, Inc. (HHSI)

The Academic and Ambulatory Care Fellowship will provide advanced teaching, service, scholarly experiences (practice-based and teaching / learning) and clinical practice experiences at HHSI. Highlights of the training program include participation on school committees, extensive teaching experiences, clinical practice opportunities, and scholarly endeavors.

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Northeastern University, Bouve College of Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy is seeking applications for a 12-month (with opportunity for 24 months) post-graduate training opportunity for residency-trained pharmacists who are interested in a career in academia. Northeastern is a private research university located in the heart of Boston, and Northeastern 2025 is “our blueprint for this networked university, one that empowers humans to be agile learners, thinkers, and creators, beyond the capacity of any machine. Experience is at the heart of everything we do; it is the push that drives us. These experiences deepen learning and ignites discovery like nothing else can, amplifying our ability to meet and create change around the world. The purposeful formed networks, created for lifelong learning and discovery, inspiring us to be fully human and building sustainable communities. Where networks empower humans to be agile learners, thinkers, and creators, beyond the capacity of any machine.” Our practice partner, Harbor Health Services, Inc. (HHSI), headquarter in Mattapan, MA is compromised of three community health centers and an elder service program (ESP) offer services in primary care, geriatrics, pediatrics, dental health, behavioral health and women’s health to an underserved community.

The fellowship will provide advanced teaching, service, scholarly experiences (practice-based and teaching / learning) and clinical practice experiences at HHSI. Highlights of the training program include participation on school committees, extensive teaching experiences, clinical practice opportunities, and scholarly endeavors.

Program Structure:

Teaching (40-50%)

  • Design, implement, facilitate and deliver innovative educational content (required, elective, laboratory-based, co-curricular, etc.) within the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum, including creation of learning objectives, learning materials, and assessment activities.
  • Develop skills in educational training through a variety of classroom experiences (large classroom, skills labs, small group facilitation)
  • Develop skills and competencies in course coordination, precepting Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience students

Service (20%)

  • Engage in mentored activities, education-based and professional development discussions, attend department / school and college meetings, regular fellow meetings, serve on committees (including but not limited to the admissions / progression committees),
  • Refine clinical practice skills by maintaining clinical practice skills and providing patient-centered care in an urban community health center with interprofessional team
  • Serve on practice site committees (as appropriate)
  • Develop pharmacy practice experience and expertise in support of the clinical knowledge expected of a faculty member
  • Participate in health fairs and population health / health center initiatives as appropriate
  • Encouraged to practice outside of the school / practice site on a regional, state and national level.

Scholarship (20-30%)

  • Pursue two independent projects (1) related to the scholarship of teaching / learning and (2) practice-based, and represent the School and practice site at professional meetings.
  • Present their projects as posters and / or oral presentation,
  • Submit a manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal prior to the end of the fellowship.
  • Submission of grant proposals will be taught and encouraged

Citizenship (10%)

  • Exhibit professionalism through participation in pharmacy and interprofessional organizations and serving as student organization mentor
  • Actively participate in Northeastern’s School of Pharmacy Teaching & Learning Seminar as a faculty member (if the fellow has not previously completed teaching certificate of achievement in post-graduate program, they will be encouraged to complete the TLS program)
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This fellowship is recruiting for the 2020-2021 cycle. Position posting coming in late October!

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Critical Care Fellowship

with Tufts Medical Center

The critical care fellowship at Northeastern University provides the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) pharmacist with the skills to be able to answer pharmacotherapy-related questions posed in clinical practice through the design, implementation and evaluation of methodologically-sound studies.

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The critical care fellowship at Northeastern University provides the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) pharmacist with the skills to be able to answer pharmacotherapy-related questions posed in clinical practice through the design, implementation and evaluation of methodologically-sound studies.

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This fellowship is not currently accepting applications.

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