Diagnostic Radiology Residency Call System

Night Float

Radiology Residency Call SystemOne resident covers the emergency department from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. When the Consult resident leaves at 12:30 a.m., the Night Float resident also assumes the inpatient radiology pager, which is in use until the reading rooms open at 8 a.m. The Emergency Radiology Division is staffed by an attending 24 hours/day. Our Night Float rotation runs 7 days, and each resident will complete a total of 6 weeks of Night Float during the course of his or her training. First year residents do not participate in Night Float coverage. Beginning July, 2011 the Night Float rotation will be changed to a 6 day block.

Consult

Radiology Residency Call SystemOne resident covers the emergency department from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. When the Consult resident leaves at 12:30 a.m., the Night Float resident also assumes the inpatient radiology pager, which is in use until the reading rooms open at 8 a.m. The Emergency Radiology Division is staffed by an attending 24 hours/day. Our Night Float rotation runs 7 days, and each resident will complete a total of 6 weeks of Night Float during the course of his or her training. First year residents do not participate in Night Float coverage. Beginning July, 2011 the Night Float rotation will be changed to a 6 day block.

Second, Third and Fourth Year Call

One resident is scheduled to work Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with time split between the neuro radiology and abdominal radiology reading rooms. The resident works one-on-one with the attending to handle all inpatient studies done during the day. Only third and fourth year residents are included in this call pool. Each resident will do a total of 6 days of Senior Call during the course of his/her training.

Pediatrics

Radiology Residency Call SystemResidents assigned to the Children's Hospital of Boston for pediatric radiology (3 consecutive months in the 2nd year of radiology training) participate in in-house overnight call according to a rotating schedule drawn up by the Children's pediatric radiology fellows. Call frequency varies depending on the number of residents rotating through Children's per season; group size varies from 7 to 14 residents. Residents cover radiographs and assist the on-call fellow with scheduling and interpretation of cross-sectional imaging and other studies.

Angiography/Interventional Radiology

Radiology Residency Call SystemResidents assigned to the Angio/IR rotation participate equally in the home call pool with the Angio/IR fellows. Residents are assigned one week of call per month of service. Residents and fellows field calls from home related to emergency cases and care of all post-procedure Angio/IR patients. When assigned call on the weekend, the resident will also round on post-procedure patients as necessary.

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