Conferences and Educational Experiences

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

Conferences and trainings include:

  • Morning reports led by the chief residents focusing on patients admitted to the hospital
  • Noon conferences which form a large part of the core curriculum of didactic teaching in each specialty
  • Protected half-day seminars and workshops in Community Advocacy and Primary Care (CAP) and Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP)
  • Daily “Theme of the Week” talks in Resident Continuity Clinic
  • Formal teaching sessions on each rotation (for example, 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 and much more)
  • 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 (aspects of cultural humility, health equity are woven in)
  • Simulation Sessions led by the Critical Care, ED Staff and Chief Residents to practice resuscitation skills in Emergency and Critical Care settings
  • Radiology Rounds
  • Journal Clubs
  • Point of Care Ultrasound Curriculum
  • Cultural Humility Curriculum
  • Pediatric ACEs Training
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training
  • Patient Safety Training
  • Research seminars and special conferences