On Call Expectations

  • Triage new consults at Rhode Island Hospital, Hasbro Children's Hospital, and Women & Infants Hospital
  • See some consults yourself and distribute others to co-residents
  • Support the 2 medicine residents and 1 APP covering the inpatient neurology services after hours
  • Support the 1 APP covering the neurocritical care unit after hours
  • The on call resident does not cover phone calls from outside hospitals or private patients of the attendings
  • The on call resident does not cover consults at hospitals other than the ones listed above

Who's Your Back Up?

  • Sunday through Friday nights: PGY-4 supports the on-call resident by home call. There is additional faculty back-up. 
  • Saturday day and night and Sunday during the day: Faculty members support the on-call resident by home call.
  • If additional residents need to be called into the hospital, this must be cleared with the program director.

Number of On Call Shifts

Shift Length Allocation

Saturday – Thursday


4 -5 weeks/PGY-2 year (Jan-Jun)

4-5 weeks/PGY-3 (Jul-Dec) 

Short Call



24 calls/PGY-2 year

10 calls/PGY-3 year

Weekend call

Sat OR Sun


3 days/PGY-2

13 days/PGY-3

Friday overnight call 4:30pm-8:00am

3 calls/PGY-2

6 calls/PGY-3

Holiday call 8:00am-9:00pm

3 calls/PGY-2

2 calls/PGY-3