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Department Of Radiology

Call Schedule

PGY2 Residents (Junior Resident Call)

Junior resident call is a supervised call ("buddy call") in the evenings and on weekends with graded responsibility as the year progresses. There are no overnight shifts.

The call pool is divided between the eight first-year residents (approximately Q8 frequency). Weekday call lasts from 5:00 to 9:00PM (after the normal work day). Weekend call lasts from 9:00AM to 9:00PM. Direct supervision is provided throughout the entire first year by an attending and/or senior resident. Primary responsibilities include chest and musculoskeletal plain films, in addition to contrast orders and protocols. As the year progresses, the junior resident will begin to interpret cross sectional imaging based on the comfort level and rotational experience.

PGY3-4 Residents (Senior Resident Call)

Senior resident call is an overnight call with backup from an in-house board certified emergency radiology attending. The resident receives the post call day off. The option to transition into a night float system is available; however the current overnight call remains in place per resident preference.

The call pool is divided between the sixteen second- and third-year residents (approximately Q16 frequency). Weekday call lasts from 10:00PM to 7:00AM (this allows for a 5 hour break between the normal day rotation and nighttime call). Weekend call lasts from 9:00PM to 9:00AM. Responsibilities include any study referred by the emergency department, along with any emergent studies that occur within the inpatient hospital overnight.