WEEKEND EVENING AND WEEKEND CALL
UH has a busy emergency department and radiology residents gain experience interpreting imaging studies on all the varied pathology expected at a major academic institution which is a level 1 trauma and comprehensive stroke center. Residents also learn the imaging manifestations of a spectrum of diseases prevalent in an underserved community such as Newark. The more complicated cases are interpreted by the senior resident on duty allowing the junior to gradually take on more advanced cases as he or she develops proficiency throughout the year. There are two attending radiologists on call with the residents during evenings and weekends.
Overnight, the nightfloat resident is the frontline radiologist for every patient in the hospital. It is challenging, but a valuable learning opportunity. An attending radiologist in also on duty with the nightfloat resident at all times. We provide 24/7 emergency department radiology coverage by attending staff.
R1 year - Cover weekdays and weekends along with a senior resident. First year residents design their own call schedule, which maximizes flexibility. No overnight call.
R1 resident call hours:
R2 residents – 25 evening calls per year, 10 weekend days, 6 night float weeks
R3 residents – 24 evening calls per year, 10 weekend days, 4 night float weeks
R4 residents – 21 evening calls per year, 9 weekend days, 2 night float weeks
R2-R4 Call Hours:
Evening shift - 1:30PM-10:30PM M-F (evening shift residents have mornings off)
Night Float - 10:30PM-8:00AM on weekdays and 10:00PM-8:00AM on weekends