Call Requirements

OB = Obstetrics, Program Year

GYN = Gynecology, Program Year

NF = Night Float, Program Year


Chief Call Shift 

This individual primarily oversees in-service residents, including assisting whenever indicated or medically appropriate for upper level intervention. This individual should function as a junior attending, managing the low-risk and high-risk obstetric inpatients, gynecology consults and inpatients along with the rest of the team. The OB Chief Call resident should be present for every delivery, involved in clinical decision making, and present for every operation unless engaged in other clinical activity. This includes cesarean sections, operative deliveries, ER consults, and gynecologic surgeries (assisting/teaching other residents when possible).


Emergency Room Call Shift 

This individual is responsible for managing “the lists” during the day including: high risk obstetrics antepartum, gynecology, and gynecologic oncology patients. The ER resident should be primary surgeon in case appropriate circumstances including, but not limited to, cesarean deliveries, emergent gynecologic surgeries (D&C, laparoscopy, and laparotomy). The ER resident is also responsible for taking day shift phone calls from the answering service and seeing ER and inpatient consults.


Labor & Delivery Call Shift 

This individual works primarily on Labor & Delivery and Triage learning how to evaluate, manage, and treat women with low-risk pregnancies. The L&D resident should gain an understanding of antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum care for this patient population. The L&D resident is responsible for accepting the labor board during “Morning Board Turn” and signing out the board to the oncoming team at the end of the shift.


Night Float Call Shift

The Night Float team covers night shift (5:30PM – 6:00AM) Sunday – Thursday. The Night Float team is not required to take additional call during the Night Float rotation.