While on Psychiatry rotations, residents can expect to work on average 50-70 hours/week, Mon-Fri, depending on whether the rotation is inpatient or outpatient.
PGY-1 psychiatry residents rotating on off-service rotations (Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Pediatrics) can expect to work an average of 10-16 hours/day, 5-6 days/week. Emergency Medicine rotations are 8-12 hours shifts with an average of 16-18 shifts per 4 week cycle. Our Neurology inpatient rotation averages 8-12 hours/day, 5 days/week and our Neurology outpatient rotation averages 40-50 hours/week, Mon-Fri. All off-service rotations are completed prior to January (August-January) on a 4 week rotation cycle. At the start of your residency in July, all PGY-1s will complete a psychiatry rotation on the main campus together prior to going off-service. All rotations follow ACGME Duty Hours per their specialty.
Currently, residents are responsible for covering 6 nights/per week (with potential to cover all 7 nights in the future) and Holidays. Our call schedule is as follows:
- PGY-1: Weekend Call on Q5 rotation (due to 5 psychiatry residents per class) beginning in mid- January once off-service rotations are complete and lasting one year until January in PGY-2 year; there is a buddy system in place where each PGY-1 will have two call weekends with an upper level resident
- PGY-2: Starting in January, weekend call will end and one night/week of home call will begin for one year until January in PGY-3 year; home call is from 5P-8A at this time; there will be one weekend call the January PGY-1’s begin
- PGY-3: January as a PGY-3 will end most call duties at this time; there will be one weekend call the January PGY-1’s begin
- PGY-4: As of right now, PGY-4’s are protected from call, however they are present for questions and possibly to serve as an upper level in emergencies