Duluth Call

Shift call

Provide coverage of obstetrics at either St. Mary’s Medical Center or St. Luke’s Hospital as assigned in-hospital call shifts. It's divided among second- and third-year residents.


In-hospital call

Residents on Obstetrics, Pediatrics, and Adult Medicine rotations will be assigned in-hospital call shifts. Shifts are divided between team members. Second- and third-year senior resident members serve in a supervisory role to junior residents and medical students.

  • Obstetrics: Call is a combination of 14-hour daytime, 10-hour nighttime shifts, and one 24-hour shift a week for second-year residents at St. Luke’s Hospital.  Third- and first-year residents cover a combination of 12-hour daytime and 12-hour nighttime shifts at St. Mary’s Medical Center. 
  • Pediatrics: Call is variable based on resident status with a four- or five-resident team and includes a combination of 12-hour daytime and 12-hour nighttime shifts.
  • Medicine: Call is divided throughout a 28-day block with a four-resident team and includes a combination of 12-hour daytime and 12-hour nighttime shifts.

Family medicine service call

Family Medicine Service call provides coverage for the program’s continuity patient population. A five-resident team admits all of our clinic patients. Twenty-four-hour call is divided among second- and third-year resident team members as 12-hour daytime shifts and 12-hour nighttime at home pager call. Second- and third-year senior resident members serve in a leadership and supervisory role to team members and medical students.

Inpatient admissions from Duluth Family Medicine Clinic, Essentia Health-Lakewalk and Proctor Clinics

The resident on call for the Family Medicine Service will admit all Duluth Family Medicine Clinic patients, as well as patients for Essentia Health-Lakewalk and Proctor clinics based on in-patient census at either hospital. The patient’s primary physician will be notified to facilitate a continuity patient social visit.