How is call set up?
For Adult and Pediatric Orthopaedic trauma, there is a first call (PGY-1,2,3), and a second call (PGY-3,4,5) on each night.
First call includes acute care at the Emergency Department at ORMC and Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, as well as inpatient care at ORMC. First call is covered by the Night Float resident(s) Sunday night through Thursday night. Friday, Saturday, and daytime Sunday are covered by a separate weekend call team. While not on the night float rotation, most residents are on weekend first call for 2 weekends per month.
Interns are limited to 16 hours per shift. The first six months of the year (July-December), interns share first call duties with a second or third year resident in order to hone their skills. Interns will spend one month on night-float with a third year resident during their first six months. After the first six months, interns cover first call without another junior resident in house. The interns will cover a second month of night float in the spring.
As a third year, residents are paired with the interns for first call duties during the first six months, and thereafter take second call.
How much vacation time is given each year?
Three weeks of vacation are given each year in addition to one week during the December holidays. Additionally, 2nd-5th year residents have another week of leave devoted to conferences.
On average, graduating chiefs are logging more than 2500 to 3000 cases.
For every resident, food is free in the Doctors' lounge between the hours of 6:30am and 2:00 pm. Residents can also dine in the cafeteria using their bi-weekly food stipend. There is always coffee, tea, and soft drinks available in the doctors' lounge, as well as cookies.
As an intern in 2012-2013, the PGY1's do three months of orthopaedics: two on the orthopaedic trauma night float rotation and one on the general orthopaedics service. Other rotations include one month of each: Vascular surgery, Plastic surgery, Infectious Disease Medicine, Neurosurgery, Burn Surgical Care and Management, and Emergency Medicine. There is also three months devoted to General Trauma Surgery. During the three months on Trauma surgery, the resident takes call for the general surgery department. For the other nine months, the resident takes Orthopaedic call as outlined above.
Your intern year schedule may differ from the above schedule.
We have a good mix of married and non-married residents, with 10/20 residents currently married. Three of the residents have children.
There are opportunities for the resident to cover high school football games for local high schools and to do sports physicals for extra income. Other moonlighting opportunities may be available as well.