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General Practice Residency

The PGY1 program offers residents more than a dozen choices for their four elective rotations. With rotations such as pediatrics, oncology, transplant, and emergency medicine, Loma Linda University is able to provide the resident with an engaging and diverse year of cliical experiences.


  • Provide personalized pharmaceutical care services
  • Function competently and in partnership with other providers
  • Enhance proficiency in written and verbal communication skills
  • Enhance time management, organizational, and management skills to fulfill both academic and clinical practice requirements
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Provide appropriate consultation
  • Prepare and deliver effective lectures to pharmacy students and other health care professionals
  • Compete a formal research project


  • Patient care related activities such as rounding, patient chart reviews, and providing drug information
  • Member of Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting
  • Presentations such as journal clubs and in-services
  • Teaching, including formal lectures and facilitation of recitations


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 the teaching seminars
  2. Give a minimum of one didactic lecture (1 hr minimum)
  3. Engage in a longitudinal teaching experience in the PY3 curriculum which includes developing and leading case discussions
  4. Give one hour of accredited continuing education to pharmacists
  5. Give one in-service
  6. Develop a teaching dossier


Norm Hamada
Norm Hamada, Pharm.D
Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services
Loma Linda University Medical Center
11223 Campus Street
Loma Linda, CA 92350
Phone: (909) 558-4000 x47386
Email: nhamada@llu.edu

Kristine Parbuoni
Kristine Parbuoni, Pharm.D.
Residency Academic Coordinator
Assistant Professor
Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy
Shryock Hall
Loma Linda, CA 92350
Phone: (909) 558-7535
Email: kparbuoni@llu.edu


Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy
Shryock Hall
Loma Linda, CA 92350
Phone: (909) 558-1300