The two PGY-2 and the two PGY-3 residents share first call every fourth night. First call is usually taken from home, but it may be necessary to take call in the hospital depending on the number and complexity of hospitalized patients. A private, unshared, call room with computer access is available for the urology residents. The first call resident reports directly to a more senior resident regarding in-patients or emergency room consultations. On weekdays, the two senior residents (PGY-5) share second call every other night, and the two chief residents (PGY-6) share third call every other night. On weekends, second call is shared between the PGY-5 and PGY-6 residents with one weekend on call every four weeks. On weekends, either a PGY-5 or a PGY-6 resident rounds with the PGY-2 or PGY-3 resident on call on all of the inpatients on the adult and pediatric urology services. The PGY-5 and PGY-6 residents do not normally take call in the hospital except during surgical emergencies.
The Program Director is responsible for the assignment of reasonable duty hours, and each resident is allowed at least one full day out of seven away from the hospital and free of medical responsibilities. The Urology Residency Duty Policy which follows is provided to all residents, faculty, and staff annually. The policy requires compliance by all parties and is strictly adhered to.