Children's Hospital at Sinai Pediatric Residency Program - Call Schedule

Call Schedule

Interns/PGY-1

Inpatient Pediatrics - Interns alternate short and long days with short days lasting ~10 hours and long days ~13 hours. Interns work 3 weekend shifts per inpatient floor block with one call-free weekend during the rotation.

NICU and Nursery - Interns work two 12-hour shifts on two Saturdays and two Sundays per month.

Night Float – A total of one month over the course of the year separated into two-week blocks.

Outpatient/Elective Rotations - Interns cross-cover on the weekends on the general inpatient floor approximately two to three 12-hour shifts over the course of the rotation. Interns may have “jeopardy” or “at risk” for 2-week periods while on outpatient/elective rotations.

ER - Residents cover 8 shifts in a 2-week block and 15 shifts in a 1-month block.

PGY-2 and PGY-3 Residents

Inpatient Pediatrics – Senior residents rotating on the inpatient floor work two Friday 24-hour shifts and two Saturday day shifts during the inpatient rotation months.

Night Float – An average of one month over the course of the year separated into two-week blocks.

Intensive Care Units – Residents take call on average one night per week.

Electives – Residents cross-cover 1-2 times per month either on a Sunday or in the PICU for a 24-hour shift.

ER - Residents cover 8 shifts in a 2-week block and 15 shifts in a 1-month block.

The call schedules are fully compliant with all ACGME duty hour regulations including maximum shift lengths for PGY-1 residents, required call free/duty free periods and maximum hours worked per week for all residents.