On Call Responsibility

In-house call takes place no more than once every three nights (when averaged over a four-week period), call can be taken from home, there is not a night float system.

Expectations concerning when to come to the hospital while on call:

  • Patient death
  • Unstable and critically ill patient
  • Newly diagnosed patients requiring emergent therapy
  • Complex procedure requiring planning Family requests to speak with the physician
  • Resident’s presence as requested by the attending physician