Average Call Volumes

  • PGY-1: 16-18 calls per year
  • PGY-2: 14-16 calls per year
  • PGY-3: 14-16 calls per year
  • PGY-4: 0 calls per year

Call Descriptions

  • PGY-1 Call is spread primarily between the BUMC-S campus and the SAVAHCS. Call during the first year is during the day and will not include any overnight responsibilities. At the SAVAHCS, residents cover the inpatient unit. At the South campus, they are responsible for covering the ED and any acute psychiatric issues on the general floor or the psychiatric floor. Shifts at the VA are usually 8-9 hours while shifts at South campus are 12 hours. There is on-site Attending coverage at both sites. 
  • PGY-2/3 Call is spread primarily between the BUMC-T campus and BUMC-S campus. Residents on call at the BUMC-T campus will also cover SAVAHCS psychiatric admissions over the phone and place orders via remote access. Shifts will include both day and overnight shifts of 12 hours. However, PGY-3s typically take the majority of night shifts. Residents are responsible for follow-ups and new evaluations which usually consist of acute psychiatric emergencies or consults that may arise on the medical or surgical floors, as well as the ED. Attending coverage will be available over the phone or in person depending on the site and time of day.