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.


  • 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 learning experiences.
  • 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 student professional organizations 


  • Academia
  • Ambulatory Cardiology
  • Coronary Intensive Care Unit 


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


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


Huyentran Tran, PharmD, BCPS

Huyentran Tran, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP
Associate Professor
PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Department of Pharmacy Practice

Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy
Shryock Hall
Loma Linda, CA 92350
(909) 558-7024
Fax: (909) 558-7927