Fred Meyer Pharmacy Residency

Fred Meyer Pharmacy has been involved with community pharmacy practice residency training since 2006. The program was the first community residency program accredited by ASHP/APhA in Oregon.

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.

The Fred Meyer Residency program takes place in a corporate community/ambulatory care pharmacy setting. In addition, residents will participate in a series of interdisciplinary experiences at The Vancouver Clinic as well as Washington State University. There is an emphasis on the development, marketing, implementation, and delivery of patient care services in the evolving realm of community practice. Our program has a high level of progressive patient care services in a chain community pharmacy setting with an emphasis on management, business, and leadership components.

Practice Site Descriptions

The primary sites for the residents are at the Orchards Fred Meyer pharmacy location, The Vancouver Clinic, and the Fred Meyer division/district offices. In addition, the resident will have opportunities to spend time at other Fred Meyer pharmacy locations, and the Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Spokane, Washington.

Fred Meyer

Fred Meyer is a division of the Kroger family of grocery stores; a family-friendly, one-stop shopping store with 133 pharmacies in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska. See service descriptions for more information.

Fred Meyer Pharmacy – Vancouver, WA

The Fred Meyer Pharmacy at Orchards provides an expanded level of pharmaceutical care to the community which includes wellness and screening services such as glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, and body composition. Additional services include tobacco cessation and chronic disease state coaching, advanced clinical services with pharmacist prescribing, diabetes prevention program (DPP), immunizations and travel medicine. In addition, medication therapy management, medication synchronization programs, transitions of care and collaborative drug therapy agreement programs provide pharmacists with the opportunity to collaborate with other health care professionals to help patients better manage their health by providing comprehensive care.

Fred Meyer Division Office – Portland, OR

The Division Office leadership provides support and guidance for pharmacy locations within the division. Residents will shadow and work with leadership who are responsible for driving execution of the company’s strategic plan at the individual pharmacy level.


  • Orientation
  • Patient Care (PC)
  • Patient-Centered Dispensing & Pharmacy Management (Disp/Ops)
  • Program Development & Organization Management (PDOM)
  • Leadership & Service (LS)
  • Presentations and Students Interns/Externs (Academia)
  • Research

Washington State University

Washington State University’s PharmD program has prepared aspiring pharmacists for over 130 years to excel and become leaders in their field. The four-year professional curriculum includes an active-learning classroom with instructions on the professional and legal responsibilities that come with working in health care. In addition, students learn within a warm, collegial atmosphere where innovation and new thinking are encouraged, and opportunities for research and patient care abound.


  • Presentations and Student Interns/Externs (Academia)
  • Research

The Vancouver Clinic

The Vancouver Clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic committed to providing high-quality, cost-effective medical care for patients and families in southwest Washington. As a physician-owned and governed group, The Vancouver Clinic is dedicated to building a stimulating practice setting based upon teamwork and mutual respect within the organization. As integrated members of the community, they are committed to public service and sharing medical expertise. The Vancouver Clinic also provides a Transitions of Care Clinic to serve patients who are at the highest risk of readmission, including those suffering from serious illness, frailty and social isolation. Patients are discharged by the hospital or referred to the clinic by a group of physicians, to receive benefit provided by a team of healthcare specialists including pharmacists.


  • The Vancouver Clinic (TVC)

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Service Descriptions

Learn more information about what services residents will perform at participating sites.


See a list of preceptors, current, and past residents.


  • A community-based pharmacy residency program is a one-year postgraduate training program focused on advancing the resident’s skills in direct patient care, patient care service development, and pharmacy management.
  • This advanced training opportunity allows the resident to work alongside cutting-edge pharmacy preceptors and practitioners in the community pharmacy and ambulatory care settings.

  • To develop patient care services and improve patient care skills including immunizations, screenings, medication therapy management, advanced clinical services, disease state management, and health coaching.
  • To practice at an advanced level, build leadership and management skills, expand your professional network; earn a teaching certificate, and much more.
  • To prepare you to become a leader and innovator in community pharmacy practice focused on health outcomes.
  • To gain additional pharmacy practice skills highly desired by employers. One year of residency is considered to be equivalent to three to five years of practice experience.

Residency Details & Benefits

  • Program length: 12 months, July 1 – June 30
  • Estimated stipend: $53,000
  • Benefits: provided through Fred Meyer, Inc (Professional liability insurance, associate discounts, fitness center use)
  • Insurance: medical, dental, vision, and life
  • Travel allowance for academia weeks at Washington State University and several of the following professional meetings:
    Oregon State Pharmacy Association, Washington State Pharmacy Association Annual Meeting, ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, APhA Annual Meeting, Northwestern Residency Conference, and Northwest Pharmacy Convention
  • Two weeks of paid vacation and six paid holidays

How to Apply

Qualifications for the residency

  • Graduate of an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy
  • Doctor of pharmacy degree preferred
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure in Oregon and Washington
  • National Resident Matching Program participant
  • Self-directed and motivated

Application Process

The Fred Meyer – Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences PGY-1 Community-Based Residency Program is seeking applicants for a one-year PGY1 residency in community practice. There are two residency positions open each residency year. The residency program begins July 1 and ends June 30. Our program is accredited by ASHP-APhA. Therefore, you will need to apply to the ASHP Residency Matching Program (NMS Code 115115) to be eligible for our program.

Candidates seeking an opportunity to practice in a rewarding environment, while advancing the practice of pharmacy, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications received by January 7, 2024 will be given full consideration. On site interviews with qualified candidates will start in late January and conclude in early March. Interested candidates should submit all application materials through the PhORCAS system.

This residency agrees that no person at this residency will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.

Required Items

PhORCAS Application: basic demographics, verified transcripts, personal statement/letter of intent, CV, three references (prefer one from a faculty member or preceptor, one from a preceptor of direct patient care, and one from an employer or other pharmacy professional), and extracurricular information. Optional, but appreciated is a recent photo of yourself uploaded to PhORCAS as a supplemental document.

For more information about the Community Pharmacy Residency Program, please contact:

Amy Jorgensen, Residency Program Director
Mail Stop: 04002/34K
3800 SE 22nd Ave, Portland, OR 97202