Rotation Goals & Objectives

The rotation goals and objectives are designed to guide residents in their learning and self-evaluation. Developed by UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland Attending Staff and Medical Education, the goals are modeled after educational guidelines developed by the Academic Pediatric Association and other national guidelines.

The rotation goals and objectives correspond to the six ACGME competency areas:

  • Medical Knowledge
  • Patient Care
  • Interpersonal/Communication Skills
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
  • System-Based Practices
  • Professionalism

Each goal and objective targets the specific level of training for the resident (PGY-1, PGY-2, PGY-3).

We recommend that residents review the specific rotational goals and objectives at the beginning of each rotation. As it is not possible for every resident to take every rotation, residents should make an effort to review goals and objectives for all rotations for general pediatric knowledge and pediatric board preparation.  The goals are also useful when residents evaluate the faculty and the rotation, as we use this feedback to continually strive to provide an exceptional resident educational experience.

Available Rotations at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

  • Adolescent
  • Allergy Immunology
  • Anesthesia
  • Behavior & Development
  • Community Advocacy Primary Care (CAP) & Continuity Clinic
  • Cardiology
  • Center for Child Protection
  • Day Admit/Night Team
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Department
  • Endocrine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Genetics
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Inpatient Pediatrics - Wards
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Newborn - Kaiser
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Quality Improvement
  • Pain Medicine
  • Palliative Care
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Toxicology
  • Transport Medicine
  • And exposure to many Surgical Subspecialties such as Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Plastic Surgery, Urology, Otolaryngology and General Pediatric Surgery
Residents can also work with faculty in Medical Education to create custom electives with different themes such as teaching/education, procedures, research, global health, advocacy and other projects. Third-year residents also have the opportunity to create designer electives to see different types of generalist (outpatient and inpatient) practice to further explore career opportunities.

For more information see: ACGME Competencies

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