On-call Requirements and Vacation Time
All residents are given equivalent rotations and experience almost identical clinical exposure throughout the year. In general, residents are on call at Yale-New Haven Hospital once every four nights and at the chief resident level may take call from home approximately once every four nights. The mandated 80-hour workweek is strictly adhered to, as averaged over 4 week periods. At least one day each week is free of all clinical responsibilities.
Residents are given three weeks of vacation each year with some added time for senior residents to attend a review course. This is in addition to time allotted to present research at meetings. Time and funding are arranged for all residents to attend basic trauma courses.