Teaching conferences at Children's Hospital Oakland are carefully designed to comprehensively cover the field of pediatric medicine during the three years of residency training.

These conferences include:

  • Morning reports led by the chief residents focusing on patients admitted to the hospital
  • Daily noon conferences which form a large part of the core curriculum of didactic teaching in each specialty
  • Daily “Theme of the Week” talks in Resident Continuity Clinic
  • Formal teaching sessions on each rotation (for example, MWF morning talks by Critical Care attendings, covering basics such as shock or respiratory failure; and MWF talks in Primary Care, covering topics such as immunizations or infant feeding)
  • Weekly Grand Rounds on a wide variety of topics, given by distinguished speakers
  • Weekly resident lead case conferences where an individual case frames a discussion among faculty and residents
  • Simulation Sessions led by the Critical Care, ED Staff and Chief Residents to practice resuscitation skills in Emergency and Critical Care settings
  • Research seminars and special conferences occur at Children’s Hospital Research Institute (CHORI) and within individual departments throughout the year