Current Residents PGY1

Zaid JalilZaid Jalil


School of Pharmacy: WNEU College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Professional Interests: Ambulatory Care and Emergency Medicine

PGY1 Residency Research Project: Assessing rates of adverse effects between patients with and without obesity receiving propofol or dexmedetomidine in the intensive care unit (ICU).

What attracted you to Backus Hospital? The community hospital setting at Backus will allow me to create strong relationships with patients and healthcare providers. The pharmacy residency program offers various clinical rotations that align with my career interests, such as ambulatory care learning experiences at the Backus outpatient clinic. Being a part of a large healthcare system, Backus will provide me with the resources and support needed to succeed during my time as a resident. With the available learning experiences in ambulatory care and the longitudinal anticoagulation clinic, I am confident that Backus will allow me to grow as a competent and well-rounded pharmacist.

Personal Interests: Traveling, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.

Sarah PachecoSarah Pacheco


School of Pharmacy: University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Professional Interests: Critical Care, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine

PGY1 Residency Research Project: Impact of Phenobarbital For Patients with Moderate to Severe Alcohol Withdrawal Across a Health System

What attracted you to Backus Hospital? I started my career at Backus Hospital when I was an intern during pharmacy school. Throughout my internship, I was impressed by the collaborative, supportive, and innovative culture throughout the hospital. Backus Hospital has so many opportunities for professional growth, as well. Backus is part of a large healthcare system that supports a large pharmacy presence during interdisciplinary rounds and close connections with providers. Coinciding with my professional interests, Backus is a Level III Trauma center which provides great exposure to a higher level of care in the emergency department. I am very pleased with my match at Backus Hospital and am excited to have transitioned from intern to pharmacist here.

Personal Interests: Peloton, Running, Gardening, Spending Time Outdoors

Pharmacy Residency Contact Information

Shally S. Singh, PharmD, CACP
Residency Program Director
Department of Pharmacy Services
Backus Hospital
326 Washington St.
Norwich, CT 06360