The Loma Linda University PGY2 Medication-Use Safety and Policy Pharmacy Residency Program is fully accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The PGY2 Medication-Use Safety and Policy resident will develop the knowledge, attitude, and skills necessary to become an advanced pharmaceutical care practitioner and organizational leader in the area of Medication-Use Safety and Policy.

  • Function as an effective leader for medication-use safety.
  • ​Serve as an authoritative resource on medication-use safety for the organization.
  • Develop a vision of an ideal safe medication use system for the organization.
  • Represent the medication-use safety perspective to the organization’s design of its technology and automation systems.
  • Conduct planning for pursuit of the organization’s vision of a safe medication-use system.
  • Collect medication-use data and use appropriate data analysis techniques to identify needed improvements in the medication-use system.
  • Manage changes in the medication-use system.
  • Conduct medication-use safety research.

Resident Responsibilities

  • Completion of a residency research project
  • Implementation of at least one medication-use safety project designed to improve the health and wellbeing of patients at Loma Linda University
  • Attendance at the ASHP Medication Safety Collaborative Summer Meeting & Exhibition and the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Submission of a residency project for presentation at the ASHP Medication Safety Collaborative Summer Meeting & Exhibition and/or at an appropriate alternative meeting
  • Preparation of a manuscript suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal
  • Attendance at Medication Safety, Medication Error Reduction Plan Core, and Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee meetings when available including during Medication Safety Learning Experiences
  • Contribution of one article to one quarterly Pharmacy Department Newsletter
  • Editing of one quarterly Pharmacy Department Newsletter
  • Preceptorship of pharmacy students and/or PGY1 pharmacy residents as needed
  • Completion of the teaching certificate program, unless teaching certificate was previously earned
  • Achievement of rating scores of "Satisfactory Progress" or "Achieved" in 80% or more of the total required residency goals and objectives evaluated and listed in PharmAcademic/Residency Manual

Teaching Certificate Program

Residents enrolled into the program will be included in the Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy (LLUSP) Teaching Certificate Program. If the resident already completed a Teaching Certificate program as a PGY1 resident, he or she will have the option of being included in the LLUSP 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
  3. Develop and lead case discussions
  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

Required Experiences

(PGY2 - Medication-Use Safety)

Length: 4 or 6 weeks for non-longitudinal and year-long for longitudinal

  • Orientation
  • Pharmacy/Hospital Practice
  • Informatics
  • Medication Use Safety and Pharmacy Quality Management
  • Longitudinal Medication Safety Research and Policy Development

Elective Experiences (PGY-2 Medication-Use Safety)

Length: 4 or 6 weeks

  • Emergency Department
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Coronary Care Unit
  • Cardiology Clinic
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pain Management
  • Transplant
  • Other opportunities tailored to the resident's interest


Huy Le

Huy Le, PharmD
PGY2 Medication-Use Safety Residency Program Director
Loma Linda University Medical Center
11234 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92350
Phone: (909) 558-4500, Ext. 83885