Overnight call is done by our PGY1 and 2 residents. We have two residents on-call at any one time -- one in the ER and one on the inpatient unit.
PGY1 residents cover the inpatient psychiatry service at night using a night-float system in which residents rotate onto the night shift for either one or two weeks before rotating back to the day shift. There is no overnight call on internal medicine and neurology.
PGY2 residents cover the ER at night during the week and on the weekend. In addition, they sometimes cover the inpatient unit on weekend nights. Overnight call for the PGY2 residents occurs once a week on average.
There is no required call for PGY3s and PGY4s. During their evenings and weekends, residents may moonlight or pursue other interests.