The Loma Linda University PGY2 Medication-Use Safety and Policy 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.

Post Graduate Year Two (PGY2)

Medication-Use Safety and Policy Residency Goals

  • 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 Responsiblities

  • Completion of a residency research project.
  • Implementation of at least one medication-use safety project designed to improve the health and well being 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.

Required and Elective Learning Experiences

Required Experiences 

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

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

Elective Experiences

Length: 4 or 6 weeks

  • Emergency Department
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit 
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit 
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Inpatient Solid Organ Transplant 
  • Cardiology
  • Pain Management
  • Nutritional Support
  • Behavioral Health Clinic 
  • Other opportunities tailored to the resident’s interest

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 during the Medication Safety Elective.
  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.


Huy Le, PharmD

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