Ophthalmology Resident Call Schedule


  • First year residents: First call (none for the first 2 months) then every 5th weekend day and about every 10th weekday night
  • Second year residents: First call every 5th weekend/weekday for first 3 then about every 10th weekday night
  • Third year residents: Call backup about every 5th weekday and every 5th weekend

At the VA

  • Des Moines VA: The Third Year Resident on the Des Moines rotation takes call during the week from Monday to Thursday evening from home. (Rarely come in)
  • Iowa City VA: First and Second Year Residents take alternate weeks of call while on the Iowa City VA rotation. (Rarely come in)