Currently, fellows do not take after-hours call Monday through Thursday. The after-hours call is covered by attending physicians. Note however that Fellows do participate in in-house body CT evening coverage (2:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m.), with a backup call by an attending.
It is our goal to have each fellow take weekend call approximately once in a six to seven-week block. On weekends, fellows will take call with an attending. On both Saturday and Sunday mornings, it is expected that all abdominal imaging cases will be interpreted by the fellow/attending on-call. During the fellowship, it is expected that all interventional procedures will be performed under the supervision of an attending who will be present during the procedure.
Fellows receive 20 days of vacation per academic year. Five of these days will be granted during the Christmas/New Year’s break at the discretion of the Section and the other 15 days are to be spread throughout the year.
Fellows must obtain a full, unrestricted North Carolina State license to practice medicine prior to beginning the fellowship. It is the responsibility of the future fellow to obtain both a North Carolina license and to obtain credentials at the Duke University Medical Center prior to beginning training. Future Fellows are encouraged to begin this process at least six months prior to starting the fellowship. Information regarding medical licensure in North Carolina can be found at http://www.ncmedboard.org/licensing.
Future fellows are expected to notify/update the fellowship coordinator during their licensure process so that the credentialing process can begin immediately following licensure.