The Infectious Diseases fellow will develop the knowledge, attitude, and skills necessary to become an advanced pharmaceutical care practitioner in the area of infectious diseases. The program is structured to suit the individual needs of the fellow and provide an environment of quality training in pharmaceutical care.
The Infectious Diseases Fellowship program offers the opportunity to experience a variety of infectious disease practice settings including; adult, pediatric, neonatal, intensive care, transplant, oncology, and Emergency Medicine Training will include hospital-wide antibiotic stewardship, pharmacokinetic monitoring, and electives. The first year of fellowship focuses on all the aforementioned clinical opportunities, while the second year is centered on research opportunities.
Loma Linda University is dedicated to the necessary training of competent, clinical pharmacists in specialized areas.
Goals for the Infectious Diseases Fellowship include:
Become proficient in the patient specific, evidence based, pharmacotherapy of infectious diseases in a broad spectrum of patients.
Function as a productive member of a multi-disciplinary infectious diseases team and antibiotic stewardship team.
Become proficient in the critical evaluation of the medical literature and apply the information to patient care.
Become proficient in the use of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in the management of infectious diseases.
Improve written and verbal communication skills
Acquire adequate knowledge and skills to prepare for and attain Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) certification upon completion of the program.
Loma Linda University (LLU) is a Seventh-day Adventist educational health sciences institution with more than 4,000 students located in Southern California. Eight schools compromise the University organization, with more than 55 programs offered including Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, Public Health, and Religion.
The Pharmacy Residency programs at Loma Linda University are under a joint collaboration between Loma Linda University Medical Center and Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy.