PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency

Pharmacy in Downers Grove

Experience pharmaceutical care in innovative community pharmacy settings. Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy (MWU-CCP) is affiliated with an APhA/ASHP-accredited community pharmacy residency program in Chicago's western suburbs. Our partnership with Jewel-Osco Pharmacy allows residents opportunities to develop patient care skills in the community pharmacy setting while benefiting from the resources and teaching opportunities provided by MWU-CCP. Our unique emphasis on developing both community pharmacy practice and teaching skills provides residents with numerous career and professional opportunities.

Program Highlights


The residency is for 12 consecutive months beginning in June/July.

Qualifications of the Resident

Applicants for each program must have graduated with the PharmD degree and be eligible for pharmacist licensure in Illinois at the time they start the residency. Applicants must be motivated, self-directed, and have excellent communication skills. Work experience in community pharmacy, as well as a commitment to pursuing a career in this setting, is desirable.

Salary and Benefits

Each resident will receive a competitive stipend and benefit package. Support for attending regional and national professional meetings and conferences is also available.

Faculty Appointment

Each resident will receive a faculty appointment from MWU-CCP as a Visiting Instructor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Benefits of the appointment include use of MWU facilities and opportunities to learn and teach with Chicago College of Pharmacy faculty.

Applications and Additional Information

Jewel-Osco has its own independent process for selecting residents. Since 2007, the Jewel-Osco participates in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Residency Matching Program.

For more information about MWU-CCP's community pharmacy residency program, contact:
Susan R. Winkler, PharmD, BCPS,
Coordinator, Community Pharmacy Residency Program
Midwestern University
Chicago College of Pharmacy
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630/515-6114 phone
630/515-6958 fax

Jewel-Osco Community Pharmacy Residency Partnership

New Albertson's, Inc. operates over 160 community pharmacy locations under the Jewel-Osco banner in the Chicagoland market. Three residency positions are available, each maintaining a primary pharmacy affiliation in the western suburbs. This program has had a community pharmacy resident since 2002. Over the course of the residency, the resident will gain the clinical and management skills necessary to provide patient care services and operate a profitable pharmacy

Program Highlights

The application deadline for this program is January 3, 2015.

For more information or to apply for this residency, contact:
Rochelle Allen, RPh,
Pharmacy Recruiter
New Albertson's, Inc. 
3030 Cullerton Drive, Franklin Park, IL 60131