Call/Daily Work Schedule

Call Shifts:

We are one of the few academic radiology residency programs in which residents take independent call with no in-house attending overnight. This trains our residents to become confident radiologists who are ready for independent practice once they complete residency.

On-call attending radiologists are easily available by page if a resident has any questions or issues overnight.

Call shifts are divided amongst the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years. 3rd year residents are given a break from call responsibilities in the latter part of 3rd year to prepare for the ABR CORE exam. 

Call shifts consist of:

  • “Short” call: Resident comes in for noon conference and is on regular service until 5pm, then covers cross-sectional studies from 5:00-8:30pm on call.
  • “Evening” call: Resident comes in at 5:00pm and covers cross-sectional studies on call with the “short” call resident until 8:30pm and then covers studies with the night float resident until 12:00am.
  • Night float: Resident comes in at 8:30pm and covers studies until 8:30am.

Research and scholarship activity is encouraged during all years. Protected research time can be obtained for those interested. There is a dedicated research coordinator to assist with the research process. Residents have access to an extensive medical library through the University of Vermont Larner College Of Medicine and may choose to collaborate with researchers throughout the University of Vermont system and University of Vermont Health Network.

Daily work/conference schedule:

  • Workday begins with 7:30-8:30am conference.
  • From 8:30am-12:00pm residents work in assigned service.
  • Noon conference is from 12:00-1:00pm every day. On Tuesdays, 12:00-2:00pm is protected time for the physics curriculum, which is either led by an in-house physicist or through a nationally run resident-specific physics course. On Wednesdays, there is a resident-run "Brant and Helms" conference from 1:00-2:00pm.
  • Residents return to assigned service from 1:00-5:00pm on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays; and 2:00-5:00pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


For information that is more detailed please see our quick fact sheet below 

2019 FAQ