UMN Medical Center Call

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

Guiding principles:

  • Frequency and volume of night float/call is designed to meet residents educational needs
  • Full supervision is provided by senior residents and faculty

First year

  • Family medicine service: one 4-week block and two 2-week blocks days and two 2-week blocks night float; all blocks include weekend shifts
  • OB service: two 4-week blocks of weekday and weekend shifts
  • Pediatrics service: one 6-week block of day and night float shifts

Second year

  • Two 4-week blocks on the family medicine service with weekday and weekend day shifts
  • Two 2-week blocks night float
  • One 4-week block on OB at Methodist Hospital with 14-hour call shift every three or four days and two to three weekend 24-hour shifts
  • Six to eight calls annually

Third year

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