Block Schedules

The diagram below outlines the rotations in each of the three years. Each rotation lasts two to four weeks. All residents participate in a night team call system, with the night team working Sunday through Friday evening. All residents on inpatient rotations participate in a short call system in which they stay until 7 p.m. every other night from Monday through Friday. PL-1 residents’ weekend inpatient call is divided into 12-hour shifts.

The daytime PL-2s and PL-3s take overnight call on the weekends. Saturday calls for seniors are 24-hour shifts. Several electives in the senior year are free from call obligations. The schedule is adjusted yearly to balance educational and service needs.

Department PL1 (# of blocks - 4 weeks each) PL2 (# of blocks - 4 weeks each) PL3 (# of blocks - 4 weeks each)
Inpatient Floors
6
1.5 - 2
3.5-4
Night Team
1.5 - 2
1
1
NICU
 1
1
-
PICU 
-
1
1
ED
0.5 
2
1
Primary Care
1
-
1
Newborn
1
-
-
Child Development
-
1
-
Adolescent
-
1
-
Community Health and Advocacy 
0.5
1
-
Infectious Disease
-
0.5
-
Elective
0.5
1.5-2.5
4-5
Teaching Rotation
-
-
.25
Vacation
3 weeks
3 weeks
3 weeks