Loma Linda University PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program is fully accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). 

The PGY2 Critical Care resident will develop the knowledge, attitude, and skills necessary to become an advanced pharmaceutical care practitioner in the area of critical care. The program is structured to suit the individual needs of the resident and provide an environment of quality training in pharmaceutical care. Loma Linda University is dedicated to the necessary training of competent clinical pharmacists in specialized areas.

Post Graduate Year Two (PGY2)

Critical Care Residency Goals

  • Become proficient in the pharmacologic management of the critically ill patient.
  • Possess the necessary skills to function as an advanced practitioner in the setting of a multi-disciplinary critical care team.
  • Improve upon written and verbal communication skills.
  • Acquire the adequate knowledge and skills needed to attain Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacy (BCCCP) certification upon completion of the program. 

Resident Responsibilities

  • Participate in ICU 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 Critical Care Committee and other critical care meetings.
  • Develop critical care-related guidelines and provide education to health care professionals and students.
  • Precept pharmacy students and/or PGY1 pharmacy residents.
  • Deliver didactic instruction and facilitate small group discussions.
  • Successfully complete a research project and present at The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Annual Congress or comparable platform.
  • Prepare a manuscript suitable for publication.
  • Participate in community service events with the student professional organizations.
  • Give one hour of accredited continuing education to pharmacists.

Required and Elective Learning Experiences


  • Orientation/Hospital Practice
  • Longitudinal/Research 
  • Cardiac Intensive Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Medical Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Surgical Intensive Care


  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Neurological Intensive Care
  • Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 
  • Solid Organ Transplant

Teaching Certificate Program

PGY2 residents have the option to 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. Participate in all scheduled sessions and workshops. 
  2. Present a didactic classroom session (at least 1 hour) to pharmacy students 
  3. Engage in a longitudinal teaching experience in the PY3 curriculum that includes the development of at least one case (with a grading key) and overseeing group discussions about patient cases. 
  4. Co-precept one Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) or Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) student, if assigned 
  5. Develop a written statement of teaching philosophy 
  6. Develop a satisfactory teaching portfolio 

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