SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Department of Medicine

Internal Medicine Residency

Long Shifts, Overnight Call and Night Float

Eskenazi Health Hospital

Eskenazi wards are covered by 5 traditional teams with one resident, two interns, one sub-intern, and three third year medical students as well as two hospitalist teams consisting of one faculty and one intern. Hospitalist teams do not participate in long shifts or overnight call. Every fifth day one of the ward teams has a long shift and will take admission until 7pm. The resident from each long shift team will stay overnight on call. Teams do not admit prior to or follow a long shift. Night float consists of four teams with one resident and one intern. Two night float teams cover every night and admit to a ward team and hospitalist team. Two night float teams will work a series of nights in a row and then alternate with the other two night float teams.

ICU overnight call for residents is every fourth night.

VA Hospital

The VA consists of four traditional teams with one resident, two interns, one sub-intern and three third year medical students. Every fourth night one of the ward teams will work a long shift and admit patients until 6pm. Night float consists of two teams with one resident and two interns. One night float team works every night for two weeks and then alternates with the other night float team. Vacation or other academic activities are organized during the two weeks "off" of night float.

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ICU overnight call for residents is every fourth night. Interns pair with a resident and will participate in long shifts.

University Hospital

Residents participate in overnight call every fourth to fifth night. Interns participate in long shifts on a weekly basis.
ICU overnight call for residents is every fourth night.

Methodist Hospital

Residents on the hospitalist ward services participate in long shifts with staff physicians. Residents on the Krannert Cardiology Service participate in overnight call alternating with cardiology fellows.

ICU shifts are coordinated in conjunction with Emergency Medicine residents and organized by the Emergency Medicine chiefs.