On Call / Weekends / Holidays

1. Emergency Psychiatry Services

AM shifts 8a-8p

PM shifts 8p-8a

During the week (Sun PM through Fri AM), there are two PGY2 residents who alternate shifts while on their EPS rotation. PGY2 residents have 2-3 EPS rotation months with half the time on AM shifts and half the time on PM shifts.

PGY1 residents are responsible for 2 or fewer EPS shifts per month both off and on service, depending on their rotation.

Weekend AM and PM shifts are covered by either a PGY2 or PGY3 alongside a PGY1 resident.

PGY2 and PGY3 residents average 1-2 weekend shifts per month.

EPS holidays are covered by PGY2 residents alongside a PGY1 resident.

Residents choose their call in lottery fashion, so they do have some autonomy over their schedules.

2. Consult Services

PGY3 and PGY4 residents take pager call to cover the consult services at U of L and Norton Hospital at night and on the weekends. PGY3 and PGY4 residents average 7-8 weeks of consult coverage per year.

Consult holidays are covered by PGY3 residents.

3. Inpatient Services

Inpatient units on the weekends are covered by the residents rotating on the service during the week. Depending on the number of residents on service, additional residents may be added to the weekend rounding pool to ensure residents are in compliance with duty hour requirements.

Inpatient holidays are covered by residents assigned to the inpatient unit during the month of the holiday.