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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 CMC Mercy Hospital. 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.