On Call Duties

Residents on-call for Clinical Pathology may be called upon to answer questions related to patient care or specimen issues from UML client physicians or hospitals. During this rotation the residents will on average have at least one out of every seven days free of hospital duties. Due to the at-home nature of call and the limited number of emergencies, 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. While on-call, residents are supervised by a West Virginia University Teaching Faculty Member, who is available at all times, either via their office phone, pager, or home phone. On-call activities are reviewed with the residents on an on-going basis as evening and weekend calls are received. A faculty member is always present when a final diagnosis is established and at any time before, as necessary.

During the on-call period, the resident is responsible for handling clinical requests that arise during off hours, emergent interpretative consultations, and specimen handling issues.

Charleston Area Medical Center

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