Family Medicine Call

  • Family Medicine Call ScheduleMemorial University Medical Center’s department of family medicine uses the night float system to cover overnight call. The night float team covers all new and established patients. Residents spend a total of one month each year, in two-week increments, learning how to care for acutely ill medicine patients.

    YouTube Icon Kimberly Pickens, M.D., (PGY-3), explains night float.


    Night float always includes two residents, a PGY-1 and a PGY-2 or PGY-3. Night float starts on Sunday and goes until Saturday morning. Both residents receive a day off (24 hours), starting on Saturday morning after each resident writes a minimum of two notes. The day off ends Sunday at 6 p.m.

    Family Medicine Call Schedule Memorial HealthResidents who are not on night float are assigned to various rotations and are responsible for covering the 24-hour day off by the night float.

    All of the shifts are compliant with the new ACGME resident work-hour rest restrictions for all PGY levels.