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Pediatrics Residency

Loma Linda University PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program is fully accredited by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP). The 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. Through its affiliation with the Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy, the PGY2 Pediatrics resident will also develop the knowledge, attitude, and skills necessary to become an effective pharmacy educator, with opportunities to teach in various settings. The PGY2 Pediatrics program offers the opportunity to experience a variety of pediatric settings.   Required rotations include General Pediatrics, Pediatric ICU, Neonatal ICU, Pediatric Cardiac ICU, Pediatric Oncology and Pediatric Transplant, as well as various electives. Loma Linda University is dedicated to the 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
  • Develop medication safety skills for the pediatric patient
  • Improve written and verbal communication skills
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills to become an effective pediatric pharmacist
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills to become an effective pharmacy educator in academia
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to 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  the Children’s  Hospital  Medication  Safety Committee and other meetings involving Medication Safety/Quality Assurance
  • Precept pharmacy students and/or PGY1 residents
  • Complete the Teaching Certificate Program
  • Complete a research project focused on pediatric medication safety to present at the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) Annual Meeting
  • Prepare a manuscript suitable for publishing
  • Participate in Interprofessional Education simulation sessions
  • Participate in community service events with the student professional organizations 


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:

1. Attend the teaching seminars
2. Give two hours of didactic lecture in the Pediatric course
3. Develop and lead case discussions in the Pediatric course
4. Give one hour of accredited continuing education to pharmacists
5. Give one in-service
6. Present one poster at a professional meeting
7. Develop a teaching dossier


  • Hospital Practice 
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • General Pediatrics
  • Pharmacy Quality Assurance, Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Pediatric Transplant


  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatric/Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Emergency Department
  • Hospital Pharmacy Administration


Kristine Parbuoni, PharmD, BCPPS
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