There is a night float system Sunday through Friday from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. First- and second-year residents have 3 blocks of night float, while senior residents have 2 blocks of night float per year. During the night float rotation, residents manage obstetric patients, emergency room consultations and emergency gynecologic procedures. Our program complies with NYS-405 regulations as well as the ACGME duty hours rule. Adherence to duty hours and resident support is accomplished with the assistance of physician assistants and midwives and the night float system.
Residents are given 4 weeks of vacation per year. The PGY 1–3 residents are assigned vacations distributed over an 11-month period, and the PGY-4 residents usually take their vacation in June. Conference time is allotted for the PGY-4 residents to attend a general review course in preparation for the qualifying examination in Obstetrics and Gynecology.