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PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program

The overall goal of the program is to cultivate future CVS Health leaders through in-depth exposure to clinical practice, patient-centered care, innovation, and organizational leadership. Partnered with Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy, this 12-month intensive program is designed for the resident to learn the different facets of community pharmacy practice through experiences in patient care, dispensing, practice management, teaching, research and public health.

Specific residency objectives include:

  • Providing the pharmacy resident with exposure and a deep understanding of the company’s distinct business model
  • Offering accelerated opportunities to practice as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Sharpening clinical knowledge base and critical thinking skills
  • Helping the pharmacy resident gain management skills and leadership competencies
  • Providing the opportunity to learn about the many and varied career paths available within CVS Health

The program calls for highly motivated candidates interested in mastering community pharmacy practice as well as the competencies required to lead multidisciplinary teams and be well prepared to assume a leadership role in community pharmacy practice or in a corporate setting in the future.

At the conclusion, the resident will be able to:

  • Perform direct and indirect patient care activities
  • Collaborate with other CVS health colleagues across our enterprise as well as other healthcare professionals
  • Learn effective skills in operating a community pharmacy
  • Exercise leadership and practice management skills
  • Engage in health care reform discussions and provide services to the community
  • Analyze medical and pharmacy literature to effectively solve clinical problems
  • Earn a teaching certificate with experiences in all teaching models including didactic, CE and experiential
  • Design and implement a novel service or research at their site

Program Requirements:

  • PharmD candidate from a U.S. accredited program
  • Licensure in Alabama
  • Background in community pharmacy practice with interest in organizational leadership
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Professionalism and maturity
  • Travel requirements include: training programs, professional meetings and conferences

Residency Duration:

July 1, 2018 – June 29, 2019

Residency Site:

Birmingham, AL

PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program

For more information contact:
Christy Garmon, PharmD, CVS Health On-Site Residency Coordinator
(205) 552-2046, 

How to Apply:
Using the ASHP PhORCAS website, send your completed application to each desired program sites listed above. You will also need to submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, current or most recent academic transcripts, and three professional letters of reference. The application deadline is January 5, 2018.

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