UW Radiology

Residents on Call

Residents cover several hospitals in-house overnight including UWMC, HMC, and Seattle Children’s Hospital. The VA is covered remotely from UWMC.  

PGY-2 residents are completely call-free with no evenings, weekends or nights.

PGY-3 residents are responsible for call coverage at UWMC, with overnight weekday call 7pm to 7am and weekends, both day and night. This includes reading studies remotely from the VA.

PGY-4 and 5 residents together are responsible for call coverage at HMC with overnight weekday call from 8pm to 8am and weekends, day and night. The call experience at HMC is unique in that the reading room is situated within the emergency room, only several feet from the CT scanners as well as the trauma bays. This allows for quick and frequent communication with clinical providers and is one of the highlights of our call experience.  

A post-call day off is provided on Monday for each weekend worked (day or night).

PGY 4-5 residents also cover 1-2 weeks of overnight weekday call at Seattle Children’s.

Overnight attending coverage exists for UW, HMC, and SCH. Residents serve as the primary radiology consultant for the entire hospital and enjoy substantial autonomy, with the security of faculty supervision and assistance with the work lists when needed.

Graphical representation of the Resident call expectations

Graphical depiction of our call schedule