UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, with in-house training programs in pediatrics and emergency medicine. Each year, more than 90 pediatric residents and pediatric emergency medicine fellows based at children's hospital receive training in pediatric trauma medicine. At the most senior level of training, we accept one pediatric surgery fellow each year, who is involved daily in every aspect of our care for injured children.
In addition to our in-house residents and fellows, doctors in many other programs around the Bay Area receive a significant portion of their pediatric training with us. These include:
- General surgery residents (UCSF East Bay Surgery Program)
- Emergency medicine residents (UCSF and Alameda Health System)
- Orthopedic surgery residents (UCSF)
- Orthopedic surgery residents (St. Mary's Medical Center)
- Anesthesia residents (UCSF)
- Pediatric critical care medicine fellows (UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals San Francisco and Oakland)
Residents who trained at the trauma center in Oakland have gone on to complete fellowships in trauma surgery or pediatric emergency medicine in hospitals throughout the country. We are proud to be an integral part of training the next generation of physicians to care for the most critical trauma patients.
Continuing medical education
- Trauma morbidity and mortality
- Monthly trauma after-action review
UCSF also offers a variety of live and on-demand continuing medical education opportunities for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists and other health care providers.
Research and academic affiliations
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland is privileged to be associated with a world-class research center. The Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) has built a reputation as one of the most productive and well-funded research facilities for children's medicine in the country. This relationship enables us to bring the most cutting-edge and effective approaches to caring for children.
We also have a cooperative relationship with the University of California, Berkeley's psychology department, in which we coordinate research efforts for children with neurological or psychological issues, such as concussion or PTSD.
Finally, our union with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco brings an additional level of support to the research and academic endeavors at the trauma center in Oakland, as well as to those of the entire hospital.
Community outreach and advocacy
Preventing avoidable injuries is the best way to avoid needing trauma care. UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland works to educate the public on injury prevention, with the goal of making daily life safer for kids and families in our community. Our injury prevention programs and other educational projects include: car seat safety, car seat loaner program, "OUCH" text-message campaign (providing safety tips), and videos on various aspects of safety.
Childhood Injury Prevention Network – Bay Area
The Childhood Injury Prevention Network – Bay Area (CIPN – BA) is a multi-disciplinary group of individuals and agencies crossing county lines who share a passion for a safer world. CIPN – BA is committed to improving the lives of children through building community awareness of children's injuries as a public health priority, and by influencing legislation.
CIPN – BA was co-founded by Bonnie Lovette, RN, MS, PNP, Injury Prevention Coordinator, Trauma Services, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.