Duty HoursThe 16-hour intern work day has been an easy transition and is absolutely honored. All caps and ACGME work-hour requirements are strictly enforced. A Web-based program allows residents to log their hours.
Night TeamThe department of internal medicine has developed a night team system. Monday through Saturday from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. are covered by an upper-level resident and two interns. This system is strongly supported by the house staff. No intern or resident works more than six night shifts in a row.
Intern PGY-1The PGY-1 interns take call while assigned to internal medicine wards. Call is every fourth day in house, and runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Residents PGY-2 and PGY-3The PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents take call while assigned to internal medicine wards. Call is every fourth day, in house, and runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents work from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. when they are assigned night shift.
ICU Each ICU team has one intern and three residents. Call is divided among the team members who each take one week of night ICU.
Subspecialty and Elective Rotations Residents on subspecialty services do not take in-house call. Generally, the resident will take call with the respective subspecialist and in the morning pick up any new patients admitted overnight.