On Call Duties

The resident is expected to be available in the laboratory throughout the working day from 8am until 5pm. Each night a resident rotating on Clinical Pathology Services will take call from home via telephone or pager. The resident is the first-line call and it is the resident’s position to call the attending pathologist when necessary.

During clinical pathology call the resident provides first call consultation and problem solving. During this period, the residents will on average have at least one out of every seven days free of hospital duties. The resident is directly supervised by the CP faculty member on-call. While on-call, residents are supervised by a Faculty Member, who is available at all times, either via their office phone, pager, or home phone. During the WVU rotation, all calls are reviewed daily with a faculty member and at a weekly CP on-call conference.
The resident is expected to be available to laboratory personnel, either in person or by pager, throughout the working day. Due to the at-home nature of call, the call duties are constructed in the following fashion. The residents are on at-home/pager call every other week. The on-call periods last from 7:00 a.m. on Monday morning through the following weekend, ending at 7:00 a.m. on the subsequent Monday.

Charleston Area Medical Center

Same as WVUH except that there is no weekend on-call rotation.