Welcome to the Clinical education resources page for Cardiopulmonary Sciences. This page is dedicated for students, clinical sites ,and their preceptors to access the clinical education resources for our programs such as (clinical syllabus, evaluation methods, inter-rater reliability, and preceptor education tools).


Quick Facts

Paperless Clinical Evaluation System
Comprehensive evaluation model to close the loop in students-preceptor evaluation
Live monitoring of data


Our Clinical Education Model

Clinical Syllabus

Click Here to download a copy of the clinical syllabus

Clinical Competencies

  1. Our competency system is now designed electronically and performed by both the clinical preceptor and clinical faculty. 
  2. Clinical Faculty monitors the data and they also perform another competency check at the end of the quarter once they see a student is ready for their check off electronically. A paper copy of the electronic version can be access here: Click Here

Inter-Rater Reliability (IRR)

  • In CPS, we do our best to make sure that there is a consistency in students evaluations by their preceptors. Especially when students are rotating at different clinical sites with different preceptors. 
  • To know more about Inter-Rater Reliability (IRR), please check the following link: 
  • To access the mandatory training test on how to evaluate the student consistently, click on the following link (Click Here)
  • IRR also applies to clinical faculty as they evaluate students
    • Students are evaluated using a developed rubric to assess and evaluate (cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domain). See last pages of the clinical syllabus. 
    • Each clinical instructor evaluate each student independently on their performance every 5 weeks. 
    • When inconsistency occurs, discussion is established in the quarterly clinical instructor meeting before a grade is submitted. 

Meet Our Faculty

Abdullah Alismail M.S,RRT-NPS, RRT-SDS, FCCP

Assistant Professor-Director of Clinical Education

Professor Alismail is a graduate of the LLU program class of 2010. He has various years of experience as a Respiratory Therapist with an interest in clinical education and research. He also holds a MS in health professions education and MA in education. He is currently completing his doctorate degree at Claremont Graduate University. He is also an Assistant Professor at the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Loma Linda University. Professor Alismail published several peer review papers in the fields of respiratory care, pulmonary, and medical education. He is also a reviewer of various scholarly journals in the field. On his free time, he enjoys traveling, various sports, and reading with emphasis in history of civilizations, Arabic literature, religions, and cultural studies. email: aalismail@llu.edu 909-558-1000 ext 47119

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Meet Our Faculty


Clinical Instructor

Mr. Julian Toma has been a Respiratory Therapist for five years. He completed his BSRT degree from Boise State University. He is currently working on his MSRC degree at LLU. He currently work at East Campus hospital, Loma Linda University Medical Center. He is a proponent of implementing the latest protocols, of advancing Respiratory Care involvement in the clinical setting, and of ensuring a high level of competence for the students he works with. He enjoys reading in his free time, spending time with family, and likes to talk about travel. His goals are to advance the Respiratory Care field forward and does his part to ensure that we are a vital part of the health care team. email: Jtoma@llu.edu

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Meet Our Faculty

Emily J Berry, MBA, RCP, RRT

Clinical Instructor

Emily has 10 years of Clinical experience in neonatal, pediatric and adult critical care, practicing in both Indiana and California. In addition, Emily’s experience includes taking part in establishing an asthma education program in the ER to reduce frequent re-admissions for asthmatics. As well as providing staff training and education to nurses. Emily holds a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy from the Indiana University School of Medicine. She just received her MBA in Healthcare Management in January 2020.

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