During the PGY2 year, residents take in-house call every fifth to sixth night when working at Ben Taub and the MEDVAMC. During the neuro-oncology month at University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, residents take home call every fourth to sixth night. At St. Luke’s, a night float system operates Sunday through Thursday. Currently PGY2, PGY3, and PGY4 residents participate in the St. Luke’s night float. For 2013-14, PGY3s will no longer participate in night float. No resident has more than 10 days of night float during the year
During the PGY3 and PGY4 years, there is no in-house call requirement. Upper level residents are responsible, however, for supervising PGY2s while they are on-call at MEDVAMC and Ben Taub, but this supervisory call is from home. Upper level residents also take home calls about every third night during the three months on the Texas Children's Hospital service. M.D. Anderson call is also every sixth night from home.
There are generally no calls on elective rotation months for PGY3 and PGY4 residents.