Our program abides by ACGME duty hour restrictions on every rotation in the program. While on Psychiatry rotations, residents can expect to work on average 40-60 hours/week, depending on whether the rotation is inpatient or outpatient.
PGY-1 psychiatry residents rotating on Primary Care rotations (Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Pediatrics) can expect to work an average of 10-16 hours/day, 5-6 days/week. Emergency Medicine rotations are 8-12 hours shifts with an average of 17-19 shifts per 4 week block. Our Neurology inpatient rotation averages 12 hours/day, 5 days/week, and our Neurology outpatient rotation averages 40-50 hours/week. All rotations follow ACGME Duty Hours per their specialty.
Off service rotations are interspersed throughout the year with psychiatry rotations to allow for cumulative learning and resident wellness.
Our call schedule is as follows:
Moonlighting at Marshall I Pickens Hospital is available to residents who are in good standing with the program and have obtained a permanent SC medical license, starting in January of the PGY-2 year. Moonlighting involves weekend inpatient and consultation-liaison coverage from 8am-5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.