PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency

Pharmacy in Glendale

Overview of All Affiliated Programs

Experience pharmaceutical care in innovative community pharmacy settings. Midwestern University College of Pharmacy - Glendale (MWU-CPG) is affiliated with four community pharmacy residency program in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Our partnerships with Walgreens, Fry's, Safeway and Potter's House Apothecary allows residents opportunities to develop patient care skills in the community pharmacy setting while benefiting from the resources and teaching opportunities provided by MWU-CPG. 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 Arizona 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-CPG 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 College of Pharmacy - Glendale faculty.

Applications and Additional Information

Each program has its own independent process for selecting residents. All programs participate in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Residency Matching Program and are accredited or on the process of accreditation.

See below for more information about MWU-CPG's community pharmacy residency programs.

Walgreens Pharmacy Residency Partnership

The purpose of the Walgreens Community Pharmacy Residency Program is to prepare pharmacist clinicians to provide direct patient care services as a community/ambulatory care pharmacist and to work in academia. The residency experience is based in Phoenix, AZ at a Walgreens work-site pharmacy that is an innovative community pharmacy practice dedicated to providing clinical patient care services and is an ideal setting for the development of patient care programs. Residents will also work under a collaborative drug therapy management agreement in diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and tobacco cessation to provide pharmacist-delivered patient care in an ambulatory care environment. Residents will be enabled to achieve their professional goals, become a leader within the profession, provide compassionate care for members in their community, and contribute to the Walgreen Company's mission of advancing community pharmacy practice.

Program Highlights

The application deadline for this program is January 5th

Contact person and information:

Jennifer Davis, Pharm.D., AAHIVP
Residency Program Director
Pharmacy: 602.313.2042

Albertsons Companies (Safeway) Pharmacy Residency Partnership

Safeway and Midwestern University College of Pharmacy have partnered to provide an opportunity for residents to engage in direct patient care services and to gain experience working interprofessionally in community pharmacy. Residents have opportunities to provide direct patient care in a community pharmacy and in an ambulatory care clinic. Residents complete a teaching certificate through Midwestern University and build on their management skills through Safeway's Professional Development Program. This program fosters development of core competencies in teaching, precepting, management, leadership, research, and innovation.

Program Highlights

The application deadline for this program is January 5th

Contact person and information:

Conchetta Lesser, Pharm.D., BCACP
Residency Program Director
Office: 480-694-2967


Fry's Pharmacy Residency Partnership

The Fry's & MWU PGY1 program is designed to engage residents in clinical programs that improve patient care and patient outcomes in the community pharmacy and ambulatory care settings. Residents will have the opportunity at Fry's Pharmacy and the MWU Family Medicine Clinic to participate in medication therapy management, diabetes and anticoagulation management, immunizations, biometric screenings, community outreach and leadership activities. The site also provides experiences precepting and educating pharmacy students while earning a teaching certificate and conducting research at MWU-CPG. Graduates of this program will be proficient in clinical services and trained to be leaders and educators in the community, ambulatory care, and academia settings.

The application deadline for this program is January 5th

Whitney M. Rice, Pharm.D., BCACP
Clinical Care Coordinator, Fry's Pharmacy
PGY1 Residency Program Director

Potter's House Apothecary Partnership
Potter's House Apothecary is a PCAB Accredited Compounding Pharmacy specializing in both sterile and general compounding. The purpose of the Potter's House Apothecary & MWU PGY1 program is to develop an innovative and creative clinical pharmacist who is dedicated to meeting the unique needs of patients in a community setting.  The program is designed to provide residents with the opportunity to expand their knowledge base on a unique area of medicine, develop teaching skills, and expose them to business management of an independent pharmacy.

The resident will participate in clinical activities at Potter's House, collaborate with a local health care provider's office, and provide instruction to pharmacy students at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy - Glendale. Upon completion of this program, the resident will have a solid knowledge base and experience in compounding pharmacy and will be well-prepared to serve in such a setting upon graduation.

Program Highlights

The application deadline for this program is January 5th

Contact person and information:

Lisa Sims, Pharm.D.
Residency Program Director