Night Float/Call Schedule
Residents can expect four to five call nights per month when taking Psychiatry call. Residents will work from 7:30-5 p.m. when on Inpatient Psychiatry, Outpatient Internal Medicine or Neurology. They then report to the Psychiatric Emergency Center (PEC) at 5 p.m. and will work until 8 a.m. the following morning. The resident is excused from all duties their post-call day and have a minimum of 24 hours off after a call night. Call nights are assigned so residents will not be post call on their didactic days. Attending psychiatric staff work alongside the residents 24/7 and provide close supervision. Because Psychiatry call is an emergency room shift, call may not be taken by phone at the residents' home.When working on inpatient internal medicine, the resident takes call for the internal medicine service only and does not take call in psychiatry. Residents rotating on inpatient internal medicine take in-house call every five days and may not exceed 30 consecutive hours working in the hospital. We strictly adhere to the 80 hour work week restrictions with an average in the mid-50's.
Third and fourth year residents have no night calls but can expect an average of one to two 12 hour shifts per month in the Psychiatric Emergency Center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.
Night float takes place in the Psychiatric Emergency Center from 6 p.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. This is typically done in two week blocks. Each resident will complete 2-3 blocks of night float during the intern and second years. When residents are not assigned to the Psychiatric Emergency Center, they are expected to complete one to two weekend call shifts.
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