HUP Residency - Duty Hours

Call responsibilities are the same for candidates on all three Tracks. First-year residents are responsible for supervision and interpretation of ER films taken from 5 pm to 9:30 pm Monday through Friday. First year residents are always on call with a staff attending radiologist present in the ER.

Second and fourth year residents are responsible for the overnight call, which begins at 9:30 pm and is done on a night float system in two-week blocks. A staff radiologist is present with the resident until 10 pm Monday-Friday. At 10 pm, seven days a week, a night-time ER radiology attending or radiology fellow works with the resident.

The primary call responsibility of the third year residents is to perform and interpret emergency Ultrasound and CT cases on the weekends. This responsibility is shared with the body imaging fellows. Residents on various subspecialty rotations also have responsibility for evening call according to the subspecialty rotation.