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PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency

Contact us<br /><a href="tel:+16315486391">(631) 548-6391</a>

Peconic Bay Medical Center is offering two residency positions in pharmacy practice.

The program duration is twelve months and focuses on optimizing inpatient medication therapy. It is designed to further develop competence and skills in the application of drug therapy knowledge and leadership.

Residents will experience unit-based pharmacy practice during the course of each clinical learning experience and will be involved in direct patient care. Pharmacy Residents will work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary medical team and will serve as a drug information resource. Learning experiences can be tailored with respect to the Resident’s field of interest and ASHP requirements.

This program prepares residents to assume positions as direct patient care clinicians, serve as adjunct or full-time faculty for a college of pharmacy or pursue a PGY2 residency in a focused area of practice.

Residency learning experiences

Core rotations

  • Critical Care I
  • Emergency Medicine I
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine I
  • Internal Medicine SiBR
  • Pharmacy Administration

Elective rotations

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care II
  • Emergency Medicine II
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Orthopedics/Rehabilitation
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Surgery
  • Other - Resident’s Area of Interest

Longitudinal experience

  • Daily Clinical Pharmacy Monitoring
  • Hospital Pharmacy Practice (Staffing)
  • Hospital-wide Emergency Responsibilities (Residents are expected to attend all codes, including stroke codes and rapid responses.)
  • Preceptor to APPE and IPPE students
  • Research Project
  • Teaching Certificate Program

Application process

Applicants interested in the pharmacy residency training program at Peconic Bay Medical Center should apply using the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).

We require the following documents be submitted through the PhORCAS site as part of our application packet. Essential application information includes:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Intent
  • Official Pharmacy School Transcripts
  • Three (3) Letters of Professional Recommendations

Current residents

Fatema Lukmanji

Education Long Island University Brooklyn, NY
Professional Organizations ASHP, NYSCHP, LISHP
Interests Critical Care, Emergency Medicine

Sana Saiyed

Education Loma Linda University Loma Linda, CA
Professional Organizations ASHP, NYSCHP, LISHP
Interests Critical Care, Pediatrics

Past Residents

2021-2022 Residency Year

Christina Tang
Post residency position: PGY-2 Critical Care North Shore University Hospital
Nauman Zia
Post residency position: Staff Pharmacist Mather Hospital

2020-2021 Residency Year

Kayla McReynolds
Post residency position: Staff Pharmacist Ascension Providence Hospital
Yaxun Jing
Post residency position: PGY-2 Cardiology UC Davis Sacramento, CA

2019-2020 Residency Year

Michael Cucuzza
Post residency position: Staff Pharmacist Stony Brook University Hospital
Robert Rotunno
Post residency position: Staff Pharmacist Stony Brook University Hospital 

2018-2019 Residency Year

Keyur Patel
Post residency position: PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak Royal Oak, MI
Tiffany Jomoc
Post residency position: PGY-2 Emergency Medicine St. Barnabas Hospital - Bronx, NY

Faculty staff and preceptors

Brenden Van Slyke, PharmD
Program Coordinator
Pharmacy Senior Manager
Dr. Van Slyke is the Pharmacy Senior Manager. He received his PharmD from MCPHS University in 2015 and completed PGY1 pharmacy residency training at Plainview Hospital in 2016. His area of practice is critical care.

Robert Hickey, RPh 
Program Director
Director of Pharmacy
Mr. Hickey is the Director of Pharmacy and Residency Program Director. He received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from St. John’s University.

Arfa Rehman, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Staff Pharmacist
Dr. Rehman is a clinical staff pharmacist with a focus on transitions of care. She received her PharmD from St. Johns University. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency at Huntington Hospital in 2018. She received board certification in pharmacotherapy in 2022.

Elizabeth Vaccaro, RPh
Clinical Staff Pharmacist 
Ms. Vaccaro is the Clinical Staff Pharmacist. She received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of California, San Francisco. Ms. Vaccaro completed her PGY1 pharmacy residency training at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Muhammad Waqas, PharmD
Clinical Staff Pharmacist
Dr. Waqas is a clinical staff pharmacist focusing on pharmacy operations. He received his PharmD from Long Island University.

JoMarie Yazak, RPh
Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist 
Ms. Yazak is the Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist. She received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from St. John’s University, is certified by SIDP and a member of IDSA.

Program contacts

Brenden Van Slyke, PharmD
1 Heroes Way (Formerly 1300 Roanoke Avenue)
Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 548-6391

Robert Hickey, RPh
1 Heroes Way (Formerly 1300 Roanoke Avenue)
Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 548-6720

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