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Curriculum


In addition to the responsibilities below, residents have their continuity family medicine clinic for 2 - 4 half days per week.

First Year

Rotation: Educational focus: Calls (per rotation):
Inpatient Hospital Medicine
(2 x 4 weeks)
Care of general inpatient medical and surgical (subspecialty) patients 3 weekend 8am – 8pm calls
1 weekend rounding day
General Surgery
(4 weeks)
Care of general surgery patients and OR time in the inpatient setting 3 weekend 8am – 8pm calls
1 weekend rounding day
Inpatient Pediatrics – CHO
(4 weeks)
Care of hospitalized children at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Q4 call until 11pm, including weekends
Newborn Nursery (Level 2)
(4 weeks)
Newborn stabilization, assessment, and management at CCRMC (postpartum and nursery) 4 weekend rounding days
4 weekday short calls (5pm – 8pm)
Emergency Medicine
(4 weeks)
Assessment and management of urgent and emergent medical issues in the ER, opportunity to work with anesthesia in the ORs, and a focus on procedure training Some evening and weekend shifts, no additional call
Night House Officer
(2 x 2 weeks)
Care of all inpatient floor patients overnight in addition to helping with admissions 6 days per week, Saturdays off
Night Admit
(2 weeks)
Medical and surgical admissions overnight (ICU admits done by the senior resident) 6 days per week, Saturdays off
Ob/Gyn
(2 x 4 weeks)
Management of all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology in the inpatient and outpatient settings 1 weekend 12 hour shift
Clinics
(4 weeks)
Outpatient specialty focus including dermatology, GI, ENT, urology, ophthalmology, and minor procedures 1 Saturday overnight call (8pm – 8am)
4 weekday short calls (5pm – 8pm)
Family Medicine Clinics
(4 weeks)
Outpatient rotation with focus on improving skills in continuity family medicine clinic including inbasket management, working in PCMH team, and didactics 1 Saturday overnight call (8pm – 8am)
3 weekday short calls (5pm – 8pm)
Behavioral Medicine
(4 weeks)
Outpatient and inpatient psychiatric consult experiences, addiction medicine 2 Saturday overnight call (8pm – 8am)
2 weekday short call (5pm – 8pm)
Orthopedics
(2 weeks)
Ambulatory focus including sports medicine, physical therapy, and radiology; a second two weeks of ortho is completed in third year 2 weekday short call (5pm – 8pm)

Second Year

Rotation: Educational focus: Calls (per rotation):
Inpatient Hospital Medicine
(2 x 4 weeks)
Care of general inpatient medical and surgical (subspecialty) patients 3 weekend 8am – 6pm calls 1 weekend rounding day
General Surgery
(4 weeks)
Care of general surgery patients and OR time in the inpatient setting 3 weekend 8am – 6pm calls
1 weekend rounding day
ICU
(4 weeks)
Care of critically ill patients in the CCRMC ICU 4 weekend 8am – 8 pm calls
2 weeknight short calls (5pm – 8pm; 1 additional night 5-6pm)
Night Float
(2 weeks)
Overnight management of ICU / IMCU patients, acts as senior for the night team 6 days per week, Saturdays off
Emergency Medicine - Ortho
(4 weeks)
Assessment and management of urgent and emergent medical issues in the ER; focus on acute ortho/sports med cases Some evening and weekend shifts, no additional call
Ob/Gyn
(4 weeks)
Management of all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology in the inpatient and outpatient settings Thurs and Sun 24 hour calls
Family & Reproductive Health
(4 weeks)
Focus on gynecology clinics with procedure emphasis, and an opt-out abortion curriculum Friday 20 hour calls
Callback Sun,Mon, and Tues throughout the block
Pediatric Urgent Care – CHO
(4 weeks)
Lower acuity emergency department patients at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland + short notice peds clinics at CCRMC Tues, Fri, and Sunday 1-9pm shifts
3 weekday short calls (5pm – 8pm)
Ambulatory Peds
(4 weeks)
Focus on outpatient pediatrics and clinics 1 Saturday overnight call (6pm-8am)
3 weekday short calls (5pm – 8pm)
1 Callback
Family Medicine Clinics
(4 weeks)
Outpatient rotation with focus on improving skills in continuity family medicine clinic including inbasket management, working in PCMH team, and didactics 1 Saturday overnight call (6pm-8am)
2 weekday short calls (5pm – 8pm)
1 Callback
Care of the Dependent Adult (CODA)
(4 weeks)
Inpatient consult experience with geriatric psych; outpatient care with geriatric, disabled, and hospice patients + longitudinal addiction medicine 2 Saturday overnight call (6pm-8am)
4 weekday short calls (5pm – 8pm)
Elective
(4 weeks)
Educational experience based on residents’ personal educational goals. Global Health Track residents have the option of working abroad. None
Jeopardy
(2 weeks)
Backup coverage for residents in case of illness or personal leave. Variable

Third Year

Rotation: Educational focus: Calls (per rotation):
Inpatient Hospital Medicine
(2 x 4 weeks)
Care of general inpatient medical and surgical (subspecialty) patients with increased emphasis on gaining independence and teaching 3 weekend 8am – 6pm calls
1 weekend rounding day
ICU
(4 weeks)
Care of critically ill patients in the CCRMC ICU 4 weekend 8am – 8 pm calls
2 weeknight short calls (5pm – 8pm)
Night Float
(2 weeks)
Overnight management of ICU / IMCU patients, acts as senior for the night team 6 days per week, Saturdays off
Night Admit
(2 weeks)
Medical and surgical admissions overnight (ICU admits done by the senior resident) 6 days per week, Saturdays off
Emergency Medicine
(4 weeks)
Assessment and management of urgent and emergent medical issues in the ER, focus on procedure training Some evening and weekend shifts, no additional call
Ob/Gyn
(2 x 4 weeks)
Management of all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology in the inpatient and outpatient settings One 24 hour call per week
2 weekend rounding days
Pediatric Emergency Medicine – CHO
(4 weeks)
Care of emergency department patients at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Some evening and weekend shifts
Callback Wed, Thurs, Sat and last Tues throughout block
Med Outpatient
(4 weeks)
Outpatient specialty clinics including ENT, cardiology, surgery, rheumatology, heme/onc, and HIV clinics 2 Saturday overnight call (8pm – 8am)
3 weekday short calls (5pm – 8pm)
1 Callback
Family Medicine Clinics
(4 weeks)
Outpatient rotation with focus on improving skills in continuity family medicine clinic including inbasket management, working in PCMH team, and didactics 1 Saturday overnight call (8pm – 8am)
3 weekday short calls (5pm – 8pm)
Orthopedics
(2 weeks)
Ambulatory focus including sports medicine, physical therapy, and radiology 1 Saturday overnight call (8pm – 8am)
2 weekday short calls (5pm – 8pm)
1 Callback
Elective
(6 weeks + 2 weeks)
Program director-approved educational experience based on residents’ personal educational goals. All residents have the option of working abroad during 4 weeks of elective time. No call responsibilities during 6 week elective.
No clinic for 4 weeks of the elective.
Jeopardy (2 weeks) Backup coverage for residents in case of illness or personal leave. Variable

Descriptions of call:

  1. Short call: call is from 5 pm to 8 pm either doing admissions or covering floor calls.
  2. Call back: back up call for the residents in-house. If the hospital gets busy and the ICU resident feels additional help is needed, the call back resident is called in. This is done only in 2nd and 3rd years.
  3. Variable: occurs as the jeopardy resident; if you are jeopardized, you are called in to cover the duties of another resident who is out for personal reasons or emergencies. You are given 24-hour advance notice, and your personal clinics are not cancelled.