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Pathology Residency Sample Call Schedule

1st year residents do not take call. 

They are assigned to work every other Saturday for grossing and autopsy coverage.

2nd – 4th year residents take call from home. 

They cover AP and CP issues for a week at a time from Friday evening until the next Friday morning. Multiple attendings are on-call and the residents are encouraged to start working up a call issue, and should ask for help from their attendings if needed. 

  • Common call issues on CP include critical values, massive transfusion protocol, suspected transfusion reactions, emergent plasma apheresis or red cell exchange. 
  • AP call consists mainly of frozen sections.


Residents are not required to stay in-house for call, however, beepers must be kept on.

PGY 1: Do not take call

PGY 2: 7 weeks of call

PGY 3: 4 weeks of call

PGY 4: 3 weeks of call