UMN Medical Center Call

When on night float or call for our family medicine inpatient service, residents admit patients, manage cross-over questions, and answer clinic calls.

When on call for our family medicine obstetrics service, residents triage patients, admit patients, manage labor and delivery, and provide postpartum care for mother and baby.

Guiding principles:

  • Frequency and volume of night float/call is designed to meet residents' educational needs.
  • Direct supervision is provided for intern residents by senior residents and faculty.
  • Indirect supervision for senior residents is provided by faculty. If a situation requires, faculty are available onsite.

First year

  • Family medicine inpatient service: one 4-week block and two 2-week blocks days and two 2-week blocks night float; all blocks include weekend shifts
  • One 4-week block on OB at Methodist Hospital with 24-hour call shift every three or four days
  • OB family medicine service: one 4-week block of weekday and weekend shifts
  • Pediatrics service: one 4-week block of day, night float shifts, and weekend shifts

Second year

  • Two 4-week blocks on the family medicine inpatient service with weekday and weekend day shifts
  • Two 2-week blocks night float
  • OB family medicine service: one 4-week block of weekday and weekend shifts, which includes home call on nights when the service is covered by our own faculty
  • Six to eight calls annually on the family medicine inpatient service

Third year

  • Two 4-week blocks on the family medicine inpatient service with weekday and weekend day shifts
  • Two 2-week blocks night float
  • Six to eight calls annually on the family medicine inpatient service