STEP 1. How to make schedule requests
We know that this is your biggest concern so let’s sort this out right away. Your number of shifts in the department will depend on the length of your rotation in the emergency department. Most residents will have 2 week rotations during which they will complete 9 shifts. All shifts are 9 hours in length during the week and 12 hours on the weekends.
For each 2 week rotation you may submit a maximum of 2 requests (4 for a full block rotation). Please also let us know which rotations you are coming from, and going to, surrounding your ED rotation, so that we may appropriately schedule you in the ED. Any didactic requirements (board review, retreats, etc.) that you expect to attend must also be submitted prior to the start of the rotation.
Schedule requests are due at least 6 weeks before the start of the block. Please note that we schedule an entire block at once, so if you are rotating in the second half of a block, that means your requests are actually do 8 weeks before you start! We will try to accommodate your preferences as possible but if multiple residents request the same dates, then seniority and timeliness of your schedule request will determine resident shift assignment. The final schedule will be posted on the master shift schedule (link coming).