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Residency Call

Weeknight call is from 5:00-10:00 p.m. Weekend call is from 9:00 a.m. -10:00 p.m.  Attending radiologist coverage is available 24/7, allowing for rapid report turnaround times and direct feedback to residents.

First-year residents cover Moses ED plain film under the direct supervision of an attending radiologist. Other first-year responsibilities include protocoling CT and MR studies and triage of urgent cases.  First years do not provide independent preliminary interpretations.

  • First year residents average Q9, including weeknight and weekend shifts. They do not take call until Sept. 1 and do not cover night float. 

Senior (second-, third-, fourth-year residents) call is taken at both the Moses and Weiler campuses, and provides remote coverage for studies performed at the Wakefield ED. Senior call responsibilities include:

  • Independently predictating most ED CT/MR/US studies and Weiler/Wakefield ED plain films
  • Providing preliminary reports on inpatient consults
  • Supervising the first year residents.
  • Pre-dictated ED studies are signed-off by an in-house attending in real time.
  • Residents do not perform their own US on call. We have 24-hour ultrasound technologist coverage at Moses and Wakefield, and are working toward 24-hour coverage at Weiler.
  • Senior call includes evening shifts, night float and weekend calls.

Vascular and Interventional Radiology (VIR) call

Residents have six weeks of VIR call over the course of the first three years of training. VIR call is taken as overnight/weekend pager call from home. Approximately half will be "second calls," where you serve as back-up for the VIR fellow on-call. All on-call VIR procedures are performed under the direct supervision of a VIR attending. Residents will likely only be called in two to three times over the course of their residency.

Nightfloat

Nighfloat is one of the most important educational experiences during residency, when residents can practice with independence. Residents have a total of six weeks of nightfloat, four weeks in the second year and two weeks in the third year. These are completed in two-week blocks with six nights on and one night off (typically Saturday night). Six remaining "orphan" nights are built into the schedule during second and third years. Nightfloat is 10:00 p.m.- 8:30 a.m. The nightfloat resident:

  • Independently predictates Moses ED CT and US studies, Wakefield ED CT and US studies until 1:00 a.m., and a variable amount of Moses ED plain films.
  • Provides preliminary reports for all Moses ED MRI studies and all Moses inpatient consults.
  • Is supervised by our team of in-house emergency radiology attendings, representing multiple sub-specialties. 
  • Receives feedback on his/her performance from dedicated faculty members within the academic Division of Emergency radiology.

Integrated Moonlighting

The Department of Radiology understands the financial stresses placed on residents. To this end, we have integrated moonlighting into the on-call experience. All in-house weeknight and weekend calls taken at the Weiler campus are fully paid at $80/hour, and are distributed to the 2nd-, 3rd-, and 4th-year residents on the basis of seniority. To put it another way — after the first year, half of all your calls are paid! This amounts to a substantial increase in resident compensation and offers an opportunity to work in a more independent setting.  These calls are not mandatory and are freely shared among willing residents.