Example of what your call schedule would look like:
- Two types of call. ED call and Ward call:
- Both calls are home call.
- Call depends on the number of residents in the call pool, but works out to be 3-4 calls per month (Short call and Ward call).
- Night Float can range from 2-4 weeks intern year, and 2 weeks during PGY-2 year. Sunday night through Saturday morning.
- ED call:
- Based on a short call and night float system.
- Short call runs from 4pm – 8pm. (caps after 3 consults)
- Night Float runs from 8pm – 8am.
- On ED call, the resident will cover both the Shands ED and VA ED, along with all medicine and surgical floors for psychiatry consults.
- Ward call:
- Covers from 5pm to 8am.
- Covers both psychiatric wards at Shands (10 beds) and the VA (currently 33 beds).
- Mostly answer phone calls from nursing staff.
- Required to come in to the hospital for any falls, chest pain, restraints, seclusion, direct admissions, or any other emergencies that may occur (Rare).
Snapshot of Clinical Curriculum: