Scheduling Night Calls in the Department
This model was
developed for the Department of Anesthesia
in the Stanford University School
of Medicine. The model was designed
to schedule Faculty and Residents
to take night calls. The model was
a heuristic scheduling algorithm that
used a weighting scheme based on the
night call tallies of the doctors.
The model tried to honor time-off.
requests whenever possible and it
included an override option that allowed
the user to preassign time off or
calls. It was implemented as an interactive
user friendly APL program on the Stanford
system. On completion of the project,
the scheduling program was used by
the scheduling secretary in the Department
of Anesthesia. Features of the model
of night calls in a fair fashion.
to honor reasonable vacation and/or
- Option that
allowed the scheduling secretary
to override the scheduling algorithm
to handle any night call arrangements.