Call Frequency

PGY 1 - For interns on psychiatry at the VAMC, call is one time / week. Call on other services varies by department; most, but not all, months spent on primary care and neurology do not include call. The most frequent call is on the inpatient medicine month when call is generally once every four days.

PGY 2 - In the second year, most overnight shifts are covered by night float, and call averages one weekend 12 hour shift, every third week. During the months when there is not a night float, there is weeknight and weekend call, with a frequency of approximately once a week.

PGY 3 - In the third year, call is once every 24 days. Call in the third year involves supervising interns at the Albuquerque VAMC.

PGY 4 - There is no regularly scheduled call for PGY 4 residents in our program at present.