Call Schedule

  • Weekdays call 5pm – 8am
  • Weekends/Holidays 8am – 8am next day (24hr call)
  • During call, residents cover patients in the stroke unit, general neurology floor, epilepsy monitoring unit, Neuro Trauma ICU
  • Residents also take neurology consultations from the emergency room, Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center & Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital
  • Acute strokes in the ER are managed with the stroke Fellow on call; there is always a stroke attending on call
  • Night float system in place with PGY2 residents taking two 2 blocks of night float, and PGY3 residents with 1 block of night float; each block is 2 weeks duration with a rest day on Saturday, and is from 8pm to 8am
  • Call is divided into a short call between 5pm to 11pm, and night float as above
  • PGY 2 and 3: take alternate week short call during ambulatory months only
  • PGY 4: home call when on LBJ rotation or when on backup call*

*Backup call: Backup call resident is activated by the resident on call when multiple acute issues arise at one time; backup resident arrives to help the on call resident decompress the service
*PGY3 and PGY4 take backup call throughout the year