All call is taken from home and covers the hospitals in which the residents rotate as well as any after-hours questions or concerns from clinic patients of the academic faculty that are facilitated by the office answering service. All of the hospitals except Baptist are less than 5 minutes apart.
The primary call resident(PGY-2-4, which average out to 3-4 calls per month) is responsible for addressing any concerns regarding the care of inpatients and for the evaluation and management of new consults or emergencies. The resident on back up call is available, but rarely utilized, if there are multiple issues that need to be addressed simultaneously. Finally, there is always a chief resident on call who provides assistance as needed.
The 3 residents on call each weekend day are responsible for rounding on the inpatients from all services, thus residents regularly have 2-3 full weekends off per month.
The distribution of primary and back up call is distributed among the PGY-2, PGY-3, and PGY-4 residents. Interns participate in call within the scope allowed by ACGME duty hours during their months rotating with the Otolaryngology Department.
The majority of training in the evaluation and management of facial trauma occurs at The Med where coverage is provided every third week and shared with Plastic Surgery and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. At Methodist University Hospital and Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center facial trauma call is alternated monthly and shared with Plastic Surgery.
Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
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