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Cardiology Residency

The PGY2 Cardiology residency is fully accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The resident will develop the knowledge, attitude, and skills necessary to become an advanced pharmaceutical care practitioner. The program is structured to suit the individual needs of the resident and to provide an environment of quality training and pharmaceutical care. Loma Linda University is dedicated to the necessary training of competent, clinical pharmacists in specialized areas.

CARDIOLOGY RESIDENT ACTIVITIES

  • The resident will provide patient care in both acute and ambulatory care settings. Principal training site will be Loma Linda University Medical Center.
  • The resident will contribute to the education of students, PGY1 residents, and other health care professionals.
  • The resident will develop proficiency in the management of patients with the following cardiovascular disorders: heart failure, thromboembolic disorders, lipid disorders, ischemic heart disease, arrhythmia, hypertension, and cerebrovascular disorders.
  • The resident will be involved in the didactic instruction, small group facilitation, and co-preceptorship of pharmacy students and PGY1 residents on rotations.
  • The resident will complete a major residency project and adequately prepare to present this project at the Western States Pharmacy Resident Conference.
  • The resident will prepare a manuscript suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • The resident will provide educational in-services to nursing, physician, and pharmacy staff.
  • Participate in community service events with the    student professional organizations 

REQUIRED ROTATIONS

  • Academia
  • Ambulatory Cardiology
  • Coronary Intensive Care Unit 

ELECTIVE ROTATIONS

  • Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Cardiac Transplantation
  • Emergency Department
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Other opportunities tailored to the resident’s interest

TEACHING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Residents enrolled into the PGY1 Program will participate in the Teaching Certificate Program.  The goal of the program is to provide participants the experience and guidance necessary to understand and apply current educational issues in pharmacy education.  In order to earn the certificate, each participant must meet the following requirements:

1. Attend teaching seminars
2. Deliver a minimum of three hours of didactic lectures
3. Develop a teaching dossier
4. Engage in a longitudinal teaching experience in the Cardiovascular Diseases courses, which includes developing and leading case discussions
5. Deliver one California Accreditation for Pharmacy Education (CAPE) or Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited continuing education lecture
6. Present one poster at a professional meeting
7. Other academic-related activities

CONTACT INFORMATION

Javad Tafreshi, Pharm.D., BCPS, AQ Cardiology

Javad Tafreshi, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, F.A.H.A.
Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmacy Practice
PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy
Shryock Hall
Loma Linda, CA 92350
Tel.: (909) 558-7730
Fax: (909) 558-7927
Email: jtafreshi@llu.edu

Rebecca Tran, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology 
Associate Professor and Vice Chair
PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Pharmacy Practice

PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency Program
Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy
Shryock Hall
Loma Linda, CA 92350
Tel.:
(909) 558- 8153
Fax: (909) 558-7927
Email: rcheung@llu.edu