Call Schedule

The urology resident call schedule is a graduated call system.

On average, the PGY2 residents take 6-7 nights of call per month, PGY3 residents take 5-6 nights of call, and PGY4 residents take 4 nights of call. The chief residents do not take primary call; instead, they are on back-up call. The junior residents (PGY3) only work one weekend per month, and PGY4 residents do not work weekends unless there are more than four weekends in a month.

  • PGY-1: 2 on-call weekends/month when on a GU rotation
  • PGY-2: 6-7 days of call/month (“Q5”)
  • PGY-3: 5-6 days of call/month (“Q6”)
  • PGY-4: 4 days of call/month (“Q7”)

WEEKEND CALL:

  • During a calendar month, weekend call is shared between PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents with two weekends allotted to each corresponding resident class.
  • When a calendar month has five weekends, the PGY-4 class will cover one weekend.  
  • If a weekend spans the transition between two months, the weekend will be considered part of the following month if the 1st of the month falls on a Saturday and part of the preceding month if the 1st of the month falls on a Sunday. 
  • Call weekends will span Fri 6PM-Sun 6PM with a new junior resident taking over call on Sunday at 6PM. 

HOLIDAY CALL:

  • The six major holidays (Summer: Memorial Day, Independence Day, July 4th and Winter: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day) will be divided between the PGY-3 and PGY-4 classes. Minor holidays will be allocated equally between classes.
  • For three-day holiday weekends where the holiday falls on a Monday, weekend call will span from Fri 6PM-Mon 6AM. 
  • For three-day holiday weekends where the holiday falls on a Friday, weekend call will span from Fri 6PM-Sunday 6PM, with a new junior resident taking over call on Sunday at 6PM.

CHIEF RESIDENT CALL:

  • Chief Resident call (backup call) is divided equally among the Chief Residents and decided by the Chiefs themselves in coordination with the PD and residency program coordinator.
  • Prior to Jan 1, PGY-4 residents may not take Chief call.
  • From Jan - Mar, one chief call weekend/month will be covered by PGY-4 residents 
  • From Mar – May, PGY-4 residents will take two weekends per month. 
  • In Jun, PGY-4 residents will take all Chief call.
  • Chief residents will continue to take call though the first two weekends of June. 
  • Primary call for PGY4s will decrease by 1 call day for each chief call weekend worked.
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