The PGY2 Pediatrics 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 pediatrics. 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. The PGY2 Pediatrics program offers the opportunity to experience a variety of pediatric settings. 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/or other meetings involving Medication Safety/Quality Assurance
  • Precept pharmacy students and/or PGY1 residents
  • Complete a research project to present at the Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PPA) Annual Meeting
  • Prepare and submit manuscript for publication
  • Present a poster at a local, state, or national conference
  • Provide a Continuing Education presentation
  • Complete a drug use evaluation and/or drug monograph
  • 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. Teaching requirements for the PGY2 Pediatric Resident include:

  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. Develop a teaching dossier
  5. Co-precept an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) or Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE), if assigned
  6. Develop a written statement of teaching philosophy


  • Hospital Practice 
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, outpatient


  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatric/Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Pediatric Emergency Department
  • Hospital Pharmacy Administration
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, inpatient
  • Pediatric Heart Transplant, inpatient and outpatient
  • Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Academia


Caroline Sierra

Caroline Sierra, PharmD, BCPPS
Director, PGY2 Pediatric Residency Program
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Coordinator
Associate Professor
Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy
Shryock Hall
Loma Linda, CA 92350

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