Doctor On Call Get Well Soon Being on call for long stretches as a resident is a long-standing tradition in medicine. Many people outside the medical field see this as an unnecessary, perhaps dangerous tradition. The argument on the other side goes that the more experience you have treating patients and their diseases the better you will be as a physician.
Doctor On Call In medicine, the person who is ready to respond, the one on duty. As in “Who is the doctor on call this weekend?” or “This is the on call schedule.”