Pharmacy Residency Program

Program Purpose Statement

To build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community‐based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications.

Program Highlights

The Albertsons Companies PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency program provides a wide array of opportunities to ensure
your professional development in community-based pharmacy practice. As a resident with Albertsons Companies, you will:

Join a tradition of excellence
Learn from experienced leaders in community-based pharmacy residency training.   

Excel in clinical practice
Develop and deliver patient care services that impact patient outcomes within your community and within the company.

Build your professional network
Engage with corporate and local leadership, university faculty, and co-residents to establish career-building and lifelong relationships.

Teach with confidence
Participate in teaching certificate programs and further enrichment in research and precepting through our college partnerships.

Fulfill your potential
Graduate ready to succeed in positions that make an ongoing impact in community pharmacy practice.

Program Details

Albertsons Companies offers 16 residency positions across the United States. Our programs are accredited, or are in the accreditation process, by ASHP and the American Pharmacists Association.  


Location Pharmacy Banner University Partner(s) Program Director
Baltimore, Maryland Safeway Pharmacy University of Maryland

Krista Hein, PharmD, AAHIVP

Boise, Idaho Albertsons Pharmacy Idaho State University Timothy Flynn, PharmD
Chicago, Illinois Jewel-Osco Pharmacy Midwestern University
Chicago College of Pharmacy
Rosalind Franklin University
University of Illinois at Chicago
Jay Highland, PharmD
Denver, Colorado Safeway Pharmacy Regis University Robert Willis, PharmD, BCACP
Houston, Texas Randall's Pharmacy Texas A&M University Payal Murhammer, PharmD
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ACME Savon Pharmacy Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
University of the Sciences
Temple University
Patty Melissen, RPh
Phoenix, Arizona Safeway Pharmacy Midwestern University
College of Pharmacy - Glendale
Susana Horst, PharmD, BCACP
Portland, Oregon Safeway Pharmacy Oregon State University Lincoln Alexander, PharmD
San Francisco, California Safeway Pharmacy University of California, San Francisco Jenny Hong, PharmD


The residency program is 12 months in duration, beginning in June/July

Required Learning Experiences

  • Orientation
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Patient Care and Specialty Care Services
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Leadership and Management
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Project Management

Qualifications of the Resident

  • Applicants for each program must have graduated from an ACPE-accredited PharmD program and be eligible for pharmacist licensure in the state of practice 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 benefits package. Support for attending regional and national professional meetings is also available.

Applications and Additional Information

Applications can be submitted using Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) beginning in November of each year. More information can be found at  

Applications are due January 3, 2022. 

The Albertsons Companies program participates in the ASHP Resident National Matching Program (the "Match"). More information about the Match can be found at  

Application requirements (submitted via PhORCAS)

  • Residency program application
  • Personal statement
  • Official transcripts
  • CV or Resume
  • Three electronic references​​

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