Call is voluntary; Fellows are not required to take call. However, Fellows may wish to take call at two different hospitals, Charlotte Orthopaedic Hospital, and Atrium Health - Mercy. Call at both hospitals is compensated directly to the fellow. In addition, each clinical Fellow is considered a Junior Faculty member and can book and bill for cases performed while on-call. Fellows on call will be supervised by the attending for whom they are taking call for.
The fellow is responsible for assisting with rounds for the service in which he/she is rotating. In addition, every attending has a physician assistant (PA) that will help with rounding responsibilities when needed. On weekends, one fellow will cover rounds at Charlotte Orthopaedic Hospital on a rotating basis (1 in 4 weekends). The fellow will round on all adult reconstruction inpatients on both Saturday and Sundays.