Welcome to the Clinical education resources page for CardioPulmonary Sciences. This page is dedicated for 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 Competency

  1. Our competency system is now designed electronically and performed by both the clinical preceptor and clinical faculty. 
  2. At the end of the clinical day, each student will have their preceptors evaluate their performance using the following evaluation form: Click Here
    1. a list of daily performed competencies is listed within the eval form (# of times performed, Satisfactory/Needs Improvement, and performed independently/Observed and assisted). 
  3. 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 quartaly 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. 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

Paul Casillas, MSRC, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS

Clinical Instructor

Mr. Casillas graduated with his AS in Respiratory Care in 2008 and has been working in various settings as a Respiratory Therapist since that time. He obtained his BSRT in 2017 from LLU. He is also a graduate of the MSRC program at LLU and hopes to pursue his PhD shortly thereafter. He currently works as a Procurement Transplant Coordinator for OneLegacy working to advance solid organ transplantation. Mr. Casillas is also the president of the Inland Empire region respiratory care chapter under the California Society of Respiratory Care. Email: Pcasillas@llu.edu

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