Workload and Call Schedule

We adhere to the ACGME’s duty-hour standards. Consistent with the council’s guidelines, residents spend at least one day in seven free of clinical responsibilities. All residents, except the chief resident, are on call in the hospital on average every fourth day. The chief resident, who is in charge of the clinical service, takes calls daily from home.

Call Facilities

Residents have a dedicated call room, with sleeping quarters, on the neurosurgical floor. The room contains computers for accessing patient and surgical records. There is a small kitchen on the same floor. Rhode Island Hospital’s cafeteria remains open nearly 20 hours a day; an Au Bon Pain bakery-café, adjacent to the hospital, stays open until 11 p.m.

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