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Three New Residents Join Wegmans School of Pharmacy

September 15, 2022

This summer, three new residents started in the Wegmans School of Pharmacy’s year-long residency program to gain real-world experience in clinical settings as consulting members of health care teams.

Dr. Sara Farooqi, Dr. Riley Goho, Dr. Kristen Slimmer

The program prepares graduates to become competent clinical pharmacists who practice at the top of their license. Residents are eligible to participate in a range of elective rotations based on their areas of professional interest.

This year’s residents include:

  • Sara Farooqi, PGY-2 in Ambulatory Care at SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital and Wegmans School of Pharmacy under the guidance of Dr. Elizabeth Phillips
  • Riley Goho, PGY-2 in Ambulatory Care at Rochester Regional Health and Wegmans School of Pharmacy under the guidance of Dr. Alex DeLucenay
  • Dr. Kristen Slimmer, PGY-2 infectious disease resident at St. Joseph’s Health Hospital in Syracuse and Wegmans School of Pharmacy under the guidance of Dr. Lisa Avery

For the residents, each day is unique as they have the opportunity to rotate through different clinics and settings throughout their hospitals.

Farooqi graduated from the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Brooklyn and completed her PGY-1 residency at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse. She said her interest in providing direct patient care heightened through her PGY-1 experience.

Her short-term goal is to work in an ambulatory care specialist position, and she hopes to obtain BCACP board certification. Farooqi believes the PGY-2 experience will help her develop necessary clinical skills to provide comprehensive medication therapy management while allowing her to further her passion for teaching and precepting pharmacy students.

Goho is a double Cardinal, having completed her undergraduate degree in biology in 2017, and her Pharm.D. in 2021. She completed her PGY-1 residency at Highland Hospital, and she will continue her residency training as the PGY-2 in ambulatory care at Rochester Regional Health. During her PGY-1 at Highland, Goho completed multiple ambulatory care learning experiences.

In the future, Goho hopes to pursue a job as an ambulatory care pharmacist and become board certified in ambulatory care.

Slimmer earned her Pharm.D. from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She completed her PGY-1 residency at St. Joseph’s Health Hospital. She explained that her admiration for treating infectious diseases flourished as she cared for numerous patients during the course of her antimicrobial stewardship rotation as part of her PGY-1 residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

“I am thrilled to be involved in an ever-changing field where there is always something new to learn,” said Slimmer. She looks forward to sharing her passion for treating infectious diseases with students through the precepting and academic opportunities afforded to her through her PGY-2 residency and the Wegmans School of Pharmacy.