Residents take call from home for a week at a time, approximately five weeks a year. Holidays are split among the residents, with the major holidays assigned to first-year residents. New first-year residents have senior resident back-up during their initial call rotation.
During the hospital consult rotation, residents are responsible for adult inpatient consultations at St. Luke's Medical Center, and Texas Children’s Hospital Women’s Pavilion Hospital. Pediatric inpatient consults are seen by a separate dermatology resident assigned to the pediatric dermatology rotation. These consults are seen in conjunction with the pediatric dermatology attendings at Texas Children's Hospital and Ben Taub Hospital. Consults at the VAMC are staffed by residents and faculty assigned to the VAMC.