The Walgreens/University of Houston Community Residency Program is to provides the Pharmacy resident with expertise in the implementation and management of sustainable Medication Therapy Management services in a health-system outpatient pharmacy environment. The program will involve the student in various activities that foster development of a multitude of skills such as leadership, research, practice management and teaching skills for patients, students, pharmacists and other health care providers. Upon successful completion of the residency, the resident will be prepared to pursue clinical patient care positions in community pharmacy, ambulatory care clinics and in academia as adjunct faculty.
The residency program is based at a premier Walgreens community-based specialty pharmacy location with innovative services for patients who are prescribed complex therapies for transplant. The community pharmacists at this site work closely with medical staff to provide optimal drug therapy for patients and will have a direct influence on patient outcomes through participation in patient counseling, immunization services, and Medication Therapy Management. The resident will also gain patient care experience in other select Walgreens specialty pharmacies located in the Houston metropolitan area. The other sites include specialty pharmacies that offer bedside delivery and post discharge follow up to improve patient adherence and reduce hospital readmission rates. In addition, residents gain insight into 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 Houston College of Pharmacy. This partnership allows the resident the opportunity to gain experience in the delivery of clinical pharmacy services in ambulatory care clinics. The resident will also actively participate in teaching and precepting experiences at the College and receive a teaching certificate upon completion of the program.
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 areas such as transplant, HIV, oncology, chronic inflammatory diseases, and MS.
- Medication therapy management
- Pharmacist administered immunizations
- Community outreach programs
The resident will participate in the following activities that strengthen practice management and educator skills:
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- Design and conduct a practice based research project
- Present research findings at a regional residency conference
- Execute marketing strategy for the promotion of patient care services
- Provide clinical instruction to student pharmacists at the College and pharmacy