PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program

Overview of the 2016-17 Community Pharmacy Residency Program

The residency program is designed such that 60% of the resident’s time will be dedicated to patient care services, 20% to teaching, 10% to practice management and 10% to scholarly activity.

The resident will be exposed to five longitudinal and three concentrated learning experiences through their year of tenure, the main longitudinal experiences revolve around practice management and patient care services. The concentrated learning experiences comprise both didactic and experiential teaching. In addition, the resident may choose concentrated electives as part of their residency experience.

Residency Benefits


Our mission is to educate "Pharmacists for Your Team" by creating a culture of support, accountability and innovation. The program seeks to develop and refine clinical and didactic teaching skills, foster leadership and engage the resident in scholarly activity for the purpose of advancing the roles of the pharmacist in the community pharmacy setting and enhancing the profession as a whole.

Purpose statement

The purpose of the Community Pharmacy Residency program is to:

  • Provide the community pharmacy resident with the expertise and confidence to design, develop and implement community-based patient care services.
  • Foster personal and professional growth through the provision of direct patient care activities and participation in pharmacy management and interprofessional activities throughout the UNE, Hannaford Pharmacy, Martin's Point Health Care and greater Portland Communities.
  • Cultivate agents of changes to serve as advocates for the profession as educators, clinicians and upstanding members of the community.


The residency program shall enable the resident to:

  • Develop the advanced knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to successfully practice in the challenging and dynamic community pharmacy setting.
  • Promote professional leadership through community and professional involvement and scholarly activities.
  • Prepare pharmacy practitioners competent to assume clinical, operational, educational and administrative responsibilities within the community practice environment.