Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program
There are two types of call activities in the fellowship:
- At-home call (pager call) in which the fellow should be available to answer questions or inquiries regarding patients on either the pulmonary consult service or in the critical care unit after regular working hours. The frequency of calls is expected to be minimal and the fellow is not expected to come in to the hospital at those times. This type of call occurs after regular hours on during the week on any pulmonary consult and critical care unit rotations.
- In-house call in which the fellow spends extended time at the designated institution. While on the critical care rotations at California Pacific Medical Center, the fellow is expected to take “short-call” every Monday evening until 7:00pm. There is no mandatory overnight call in the fellowship. While the fellows are rotating at CPMC, they will also be expected to be on call two weekends every month regardless of the rotation they are participating in that month. They will be asked to choose the specific weekends that they will take call ahead of time in coordination with other fellows if they are also rotating at Pacific campus and the call schedule will be published. Fellows will be responsible to help with management of the patients on the medical ICU Service if they are on the ICU rotation. If the fellow is rotating on the pulmonary consult service, they have the option of running the medical ICU service in addition to the consultation service.
While rotating at ACMC the call responsibilities will be varied. While on the ICU rotation, fellows are expected to take short call for two days per week in which they stay until approximately 10:00pm to help with management and evaluation of new admissions to the ICU in addition to being on call every other weekend. While on the pulmonary consult rotation, the fellow will be expected to be on call two weekends per month to help manage the patients on the pulmonary consult service.