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About the program

Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC) is currently offering a PGY-2 pharmacy residency program in infectious diseases (ID) to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for the medication-related care of patients in the field of infectious diseases. This program will build on Doctor of Pharmacy education and make residents eligible for board certification and a fulfilling career in clinical infectious diseases and/or antimicrobial stewardship.

About Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Long Island Jewish Medical Center is a non-profit, academic tertiary care facility part of Northwell Health. Our medical center has five major components: Katz Women’s Hospital, Cohen Children's Medical Center, Zucker Hillside Hospital, Long Island Jewish Valley Stream and Long Island Jewish Forest Hills. We serve the greater metropolitan New York area bordering Queens and Nassau counties, just 15 miles east of Manhattan. 

Long Island Jewish Medical Center is a 1025-bed teaching hospital offering world-class cardiology, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, orthopedics, head and neck oncology, urology, gynecology and vascular programs. The primary focus is on complete patient care, which encompasses a healing environment, hospitality and a collaborative team approach to ensure the best outcomes for our patients.

Program description

The PGY-2 infectious diseases pharmacy practice residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center is a 12-month structured training program, focusing on infectious diseases in the acute care setting. This is a residency has core and elective learning experiences (LE) delivered longitudinally or in two and four week blocks that provide experiences to the resident that build upon their Doctor of Pharmacy education and PGY-1 pharmacy residency experience. The program is designed to enhance the resident’s skills and competence in providing optimal pharmaceutical care to diverse patient populations in the field of infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship. As part of the training, the resident will develop understanding of pharmacotherapeutic principles, ethical, and socioeconomic issues affecting medical care and pharmacy practice in the field of infectious diseases. Additionally, the resident will build on his or her practice management and leadership skills through administrative functions. The resident will have multiple opportunities to precept and teach pharmacy residents and/or students partake in educational activities on and off campus, and acquire a teaching certificate through the College of Pharmacy. The program strives to provide the resident with the necessary skills to develop a personal program for self-study and professional growth through guidance, and will partake in research opportunities. Furthermore, the resident will participate in Northwell Health initiatives and network with other residents and clinical pharmacists.

Learning experiences

Core Rotational Experiences

  • Orientation to Pharmacy Operations (3 weeks)
  • Ambulatory Care/HIV Clinic (4 weeks)
  • Clinical Microbiology Laboratory (4 weeks)
  • Infection Prevention (2 weeks)
  • Travel Medicine (4 weeks)

Extended Rotational Experiences

  • Inpatient ID Consult (minimum 16 weeks)
  • ASP at LIJMC (minimum 10 weeks)

Elective learning experiences (may choose up to 4 experiences)

  • ASP at Community Hospital
  • Critical Care 
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Hepatology Ambulatory Clinic at North Shore University Hospital
  • Heme/Oncology Inpatient
  • Pathology Informatics (Northwell Laboratories)
  • Pediatric ID (Cohen Children’s Medical Center)
  • Transitions of care
  • Transplants/HIV at North Shore University Hospital (Immunosuppression)

Longitudinal learning experiences/responsibilities 

  • Staffing as Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist every other Saturday
  • ASP Subcommittees (local and enterprise)
  • Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics
  • Internal publications
  • Research
  • Staffing
  • Educational/teaching activities (e.g., precepting PGY-1 residents and/or pharmacy students)

Concentrated Experiences

  • Antibiogram development
  • Drafting of research manuscript, opportunities for publications
  • Conferences (e.g., IDWeek, NYSCHP Annual Assembly)
  • Community service (e.g. antibiotic awareness week education)
  • Immunization initiatives (e.g., influenza point-of-distribution)

Application process

Applicants interested in the PGY-2 ID pharmacy residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center should apply through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Applications must be submitted by January 8th.

Essential application information includes:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent (2-page maximum)
  • Official copy of college transcript from college of pharmacy
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation, at least one written by the PGY-1 Residency Director and/or preceptor

Once the application requirements are received and reviewed, the applicant will be considered for an on-site interview.

Thien-Ly Doan, PharmD, BCPS AQ-ID
Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator – Infectious Diseases
PGY-2 ID Residency Program Director
Phone: (718) 470-7428
[email protected]

Faculty & resident

Program director

Thien-Ly Doan, PharmD, BCPS AQ-ID

Dr. Doan is a clinical pharmacy coordinator specializing in infectious diseases. She works very closely with the adult infectious disease team and rounds daily with the team. Her primary responsibility is to oversee the antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In addition, she co-chairs the Northwell Enterprise ASP Committee.

Dr. Doan received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Long Island University in Brooklyn. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at the Manhattan campus of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) New York Harbor Healthcare System, followed by an ASHP-accredited PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Specialty Residency at the James J. Peters VA Hospital in the Bronx. Since graduation from residency, she has been at LIJMC combating bugs and antimicrobial resistance.

What keeps her motivated after 15 years as an ID pharmacist? Dr. Doan continues to learn every day from the variety of patient cases and the daily interactions with her residents, ID fellows, and attendings. She is thankful to work with an amazing infectious diseases team at both LIJMC and North Shore University Hospital, as well as a supportive pharmacy team. With the growing interest of her past PGY-1 residents in infectious diseases, Dr. Doan was ready to initiate a program at LIJMC. Working with her very first resident has exceeded all of her expectations thus far and she is excited to see what the future will hold.

Current resident

Sumeet Jain, PharmD

Dr. Jain received his PharmD from St. John’s University in 2018. He completed his PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. During the next year, he plans on building upon the knowledge he has gained from his PGY-1 residency and ultimately pursue a position as a clinical pharmacist specializing in infectious diseases. The infectious diseases team has been very open to having him as a new member and has seen a wide variety of interesting cases in his short time at LIJMC so far. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, video games, and fantasy football.