To meet the new ACGME maximum duty period length for PGY-1 residents (must not exceed 16 hours), our PGY-1 resident five-day night float system is as follows:
During the December holidays, the call schedule is covered by a “mega rounds” schedule. Residents have seven days on and seven days off. Residents work either day or night shifts.
Participation in research is encouraged. Only one research project is mandatory, however, and is presented orally at the end of the PGY-4 year as a grand rounds presentation.