Residency Call Schedule
In all rotations, residents receive a minimum of two weekends off per month.
- PGY-1 No in-house or at home call.
- PGY-2 Call responsibilities are taken from home, on 3 month-long rotations.
- PGY-3 No
Call responsibilities vary with each rotation. Residents will have call about once every fourth night. On the service, call nights average every fourth to fifth night. There is now a night float system in place, with the on call responsibilities from Sunday through Thursday ending at 9 p.m. with night coverage provided by the night float. On Friday and Saturdays, call is a 24 hour shift.
Call varies with each rotation, but resident call responsibilities are about one in five nights. Several rotations in the second year have no resident call responsibilities. Call for the service is similar to the PGY 1 year.
The Department’s call system has been changed substantially, freeing residents to participate in less service responsibilities to enhance learning. About eight months of the senior year have no call responsibilities, allowing residents to participate in alternate educational opportunities in the evenings (special educational seminars, community medicine projects, physicals or moonlighting). Call for the service is similar to the PGY 1 year, with no night float call in the PGY 3 year. Chief call covers the service as senior supervision, with faculty backup.
Call shifts are distributed evenly by resident year with the average number of shifts being 8 per month for first year residents and 6 per month for fourth year residents.
Call rooms are provided at each of the hospitals. Covenant provides a complete call room facility complete with community area, showers, and a private, secure, and spacious room for surgical residents with a computer, TV, new bed, and high speed internet access. Saint Mary’s hospital also provides a secure, private call room with a TV and high speed internet access. SESAP-13 and Access Surgery (online curriculum) is readily accessible at both hospital call rooms.
While on the Medicine Service, residents are on call every fourth night.Obstetrics and Gynecology
Residents receive two weekends off per month
- PGY-1 5 calls per month
- PGY-2 5 calls per month
- PGY-3 5 calls per month
- PGY-4 4 calls per month