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Pediatrics Residency

Loma Linda University PGY2 Pediatrics Pharmacy Residency Program is currently in the pre-candidate status within the accreditation process by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP). PGY2 Pediatrics resident will develop the knowledge, attitude, and skills necessary to become an advanced pharmaceutical care practitioner in the area of pediatrics. The program also has a focus on medication safety for the Children’s Hospital. It is structured to suit the individual needs of the resident and provide an environment of quality training in pharmaceutical care and medication safety. PGY2 Pediatrics program offers the opportunity to experience a variety of pediatric settings. Rotations include General Pediatrics, Pediatric ICU, Neonatal ICU, Pulmonary, Neurology, Pharmacy QA, Cardiac ICU, Gastroenterology and others. Linda University is dedicated to the necessary training of competent, clinical pharmacists in specialized areas.


  • Become proficient in the pharmacologic management of the pediatric patient
  • Function as a productive member of a multi-disciplinary pediatric team
  • Provide patient-centered pharmaceutical care
  • Provide medication safety component in management
  • Improve written and verbal communication skills
  • Acquire adequate knowledge and skills that will asisst in becoming an effective pediatric pharmacist
  • Attain Board Certification in Pediatric Pharmacy upon completion of the program


  • Participate in patient care rounds, monitor patients and assess the appropriateness of drug therapy
  • Provide drug information to patients, caregivers, and other healthcare professionals
  • Participate in Children's Hospital Medication Safety Taskforce and other meetings involving Medication Safety/Quality Assurance
  • Develop guidelines and provide education to health care professionals and students
  • Precept pharmacy students and/or PGY1 residents
  • Deliver didactic instruction, small group facilitation
  • Complete research project focused on medication safety


Residents enrolled into the program will have the option to be included in the Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy 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:

  • Attend the teaching seminars
  • Give a minimum of 2 hours of didactic lecture in the Pediatric course
  • Develop and lead case discussions in the Pediatric course
  • Give one hour of accredited continuing education to pharmacists
  • Give one in-service
  • Develop a teaching dossier


Kristine Parbuoni, Pharm.D.
Director, PGY2 Pediatric Residency Program
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