First year residents average one 14 hour overnight shift per month. We have an active night float system. During their first year, residents work two night float rotations, each consisting of four weeks. Our experience using the night float system has been very positive. This system also makes arranging vacations or time off easier.
While on night float, you have great access to learning opportunities, as residents admit and take care of patients of the Family Medicine Residency in-patient service. Night is the perfect time to get experience in the ER performing procedures or on the labor floor delivering babies. You will also have the opportunity to run codes and evaluate seriously ill patients on the floor.
Senior residents provide in-house supervision at all times via their Q10 day in-house call.
Second year residents do not have a night float rotation. Their in-house call schedule is Q10.
Third year residents do not have a night float rotation. Their in-house call schedule is Q10.
There is not any at-home back-up call since PGY2 & PGY3 are in-house. Residents, though, remain available for their own continuity OB patients that they take care of in the Family Medicine Center.