1. Schedules

Weekdays                                                       8:00 to 6:00 PM
Weekends and holidays (when rounding)           8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Rotations are assigned by 4-week blocks that are coordinated with the other clinical services at UIC. Call schedules are daily. All schedules are posted on New Innovations. When on call, all fellows must be available by telephone and area-wide pager from 6:00 PM to 8:00 AM every week night and all day Saturday, Sunday, and holidays. When on call, fellows must be able to get to the hospital within 20 minutes of being called for an emergency and, therefore, must live within this area. Fellows must log their work time at the hospital (and moonlighting) on New Innovations. Fellows will be compensated the next day for the time spent coming at night.

Duty hours are defined as all clinical and academic activities related to the fellowship program, which includes patient care, administrative duties related to patient care, the provision for transfer of patient care, time spent in-house during call activities, and scheduled academic activities such as conferences. Duty hours do not include reading and preparation time spent away from the duty site.

Duty hours are limited to 80 hours per week, averaged over a four-week period, inclusive of all in-house call activities. Fellows will be provided with 1 day in 7 free from all educational and clinical responsibilities, averaged over a 4-week period, inclusive of call. One day is defined as one continuous 24-hour period free from all clinical, educational, and administrative activities.

2. Moonlighting

Because fellowship education is a full-time endeavor, moonlighting must never interfere with the ability of the fellow to achieve the goals and objectives of the educational program.

Working outside the program and scheduled rotations (moonlighting) is allowed only in our institutions: UIC, VA, and Mercy Hospital, and our former institution, Kindred, and only with permission of the program director. Fellows who receive below-average clinical evaluations or have deficiencies will not be permitted to moonlight. Fellows who hold a J-1 visa are not permitted to moonlight by US law. Moonlighting will be counted toward the 80-hour weekly limit on duty hours and must be logged in the New Innovations system, which tracks the work hours.