Graduate Medical Education

Program Coordinators: On-Call Meals

Please e-mail all requests to the EATS account Email in Nutrition Services. Physicians receive meals when taking first call and sleeping overnight in the hospital and can be purchased at the Hillcrest and Thornton cafeterias. For every weekday physicians are on call, they receive two meals at a maximum of $12.00 each. For every weekend day as well as holidays that physicians are on call, they receive three meals at a maximum of $12.00 each. The calculation of call in the E.D. is slightly different due to the program's shift schedule.

Monthly Meal Requests

On-Call Meal Funds Requests should be sent by the 20th of each month to avoid delays in meal funds processing.

Please use the departmental request form to fill out your request. Please only edit the information in blue and red. Meal requests will not be accepted unless it is on your departmental request form. You must use this one single form for all monthly requests and all adjustments during the month for the entirety of the academic year. If you do not know the bar code number to a particular physician, please refer to the "Identification Numbers" section in New Innovations External Site / New Window. The bar code number the bar code on their security badge. You will need an account to log into New Innovations. If you do not have an account or cannot log in, please contact Helen Lewis Email.

Monthly Meal Requests should contain the following information:

  • Your first and last name
  • Your department
  • Your email address
  • Your extension
  • Your departmental budget number
  • Month of request
  • Physician first and last name
  • Security ID badge number
  • Dollar amount requested for each physician
  • Total monthly amount requested by your department

Meal Adjustments

Please allow at least two business days to process any adjustments to your monthly meal request. Meal adjustment requests will only be accepted on your annual departmental request form. Meal Adjustment Requests should contain the following information:

  • Your department
  • Physician first and last name
  • Physician bar code number
  • Dollar amount requested for each physician
  • Reason for adjustment. (Please note, if a physician is switching shifts with another physician, you must provide the original physician's information so we can transfer their allocated funds to the person taking over their shift).

Extra Meal Funds

Departments may also purchase meal tickets for house officers who take backup call or call from home or who stay late at the Medical Center. Such meals will not be subsidized by the Office of Graduate Medical Education. To request unsubsidized meals, please fill out a separate Sample Meal Request Form Excel File and provide your departmental budget number to the EATS account Email in Nutrition Services

Contacts:

EATS account Email

Nutrition Call Center
(619) 543-2255

Resources:

New Innovations External Site / New Window

Meal Request Form

On Call Meal Policy

Deadline:

20th of each month

 

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