The career of a pharmacy technician holds a lot of promise - with the healthcare industry exploding, an aging population and growing reliance on prescribed medications. Allied's Pharmacy Technician Program teaches you the concepts, procedures and calculations needed to assume your new role in a pharmacy setting.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
- Posted by Julie •
Allied Schools is now offering externships with its Pharmacy Technician program through Walgreen’s, the largest drugstore chain in the United States. The affiliation will provide pharmacy technician students with hands-on learning experience while increasing the opportunity for employment in their field of study.
According to Terri Hock, Director of Medical Programs and Externship Coordinator for Allied Schools, “The pharmacy technician program is one of our most popular educational offerings. The Walgreen’s Externship Program will create a blended learning environment for our pharmacy technician students.”
Walgreen’s allows pharmacy technician student interns up to 240 hours of hands-on experience during a 4 to 6 week rotation. Walgreen’s district pharmacy managers will work with the local pharmacy staff to provide a schedule that is conducive for learning as well as for training.
Graduates of Allied Schools’ pharmacy technician program must have obtained the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) – Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) national certification to qualify for the externship. They must also have the ability to obtain their State Board of Pharmacy licensure or registration, if applicable.
For more information about the Walgreen’s pharmacy technician externship affiliation, please contact Allied Schools.
*Externship placement is not guaranteed. All students must apply to the program and complete the prerequisite criteria before being accepted. Positions in the externship program are contingent on availability at each pharmacy location. Students may also set-up their own externship at any other retail or hospital facility. Externship is not available in Florida or New Hampshire.