FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

PARROT.MD is the only app of its kind allowing credentialed physicians to anonymously trade call assignments, reducing burnout and creating an opportunity for a secondary income source. 

Frequently Asked Questions

About PARROT.MD...

Can other physicians see who is posting a call assignment?


No. PARROT.MD is completely anonymous.




I'm not a physician. Can I still use PARROT.MD?


No. Only credentialed physicians can use PARROT.MD.




How many physicians need to be Parrot members in order for me to use





I don't see my hospital in the database. How do I request it?


Add New Hospital to PARROT.MD If you have searched for your hospital and didn't find it listed under hospitals click 'Don't see any hospitals where you are credentialed? Click Here' where you will then list the state, city, and name of the hospital. There must be 4 total physicians at a hospital to activate





Basic App Functions...

How do I turn on notifications?


  • On the home page, click the settings icon in the top left corner
  • Click the icon to the right of 'New Call Assignment Notification' so the slide turns green




How do I update my credit card?


  • Login to your membership profile
  • Click the person icon in the top right corner
  • Click 'Update Payment Method'




How do I know the other PARROT.MD members are credentialed physicians?


  • A 3-point validation process is performed manually by a PARROT.MD expert
  • Validation takes 24-48 hours after initial sign-up
  • You must complete the registration process within the app in order to start the validation process including listing your credentials and a valid credit card





Posting Call Assignments...

How do I see the status of call assignments I have posted?


  • On the home page, click the mail icon in the bottom right hand corner
  • On this page you will see your posted call assignments, call assignments that are pending and your call assignments that other physicians have claimed




How do I post a call assignment?


  • On the home page, click 'Post Call Assignment'
  • List the start date and end date of the call assignment
  • List the start time and end time of the call assignment
  • Choose the hospital of the call assignment
  • Choose the speciality
  • List any additional information about the shift including whether or not includes trauma, ER consults, pediatrics, etc.
  • Share the call patient hand-off number
  • Set the shift price at the dollar value you are willing to pay another physician to take your shift




How do I know if someone claims a call assignment I have posted?


  • You will be notified via an app notification and email that someone has claimed your call assignment




What does it mean if someone is 'Watching' the call assignment I posted to sell?


When it shows that other physicians are 'Watching' your call assignment, it means that they are interested in the shift, but have not yet decided to claim the shift for whatever reason. Often times the physician interest in the call assignment doesn't see value in the offer price and would claim the assignment if it was a higher value. You can either increase the shift offer or wait to see if another physician claims the shift at the offered price. Watch a Call Assignment




What if the physician who picked up my call assignment doesn't show for the call time?


The physician who picks up your call assignment is also prompted in the app to call the respective hospital letting the hospital know they are now claiming the call assignment. A signature within the app is required to verify that the physician will assume responsibility for the call assignment. If they do not show for the assignment they are held responsible.




How do I add notes to the call assignment I am posting?


You can easily add notes to a call assignment by writing them in the 'Additional Details' section when posting a shift.




Can other physicians identify that it was me who is trying to sell a call assignment?


No. PARROT.MD is completely anonymous.





Claiming Call Assignments...

How do I see my upcoming call assignments that I have claimed through the app?


  • On the home page, click the calendar icon in the bottom left corner




What I am interested in picking up a call assignment but the shift price is too low?


If you are considering taking another physicians call assignment but the offer is too low, click the heart icon on the 'Search Call Assignments' menu. The heart icon signifies to the posting physician that you are interested in the call assignment. The posting physician can either increase the shift offer or wait to see if another physician claims the shift at the offered price.




What happens if I click the heart icon next to a call assignment?


When you click the heart icon it tells the posting physician that you are 'Watching' their call assignment, meaning you are interested in the shift, but have not yet decided to claim the shift for whatever reason. Often times physicians don't see the value in the offer price and would claim the assignment if it was a higher value. The posting physician can either increase the offer price or wait to see if another physician claims the shift at the original price.




Am I responsible if I don't show up for a call assignment that I claimed through PARROT.MD?


Yes. Once you claim a call assignment, you have full responsibility for that call assignment. You will submit your signature in the app to verify and accept your new call responsibility.




Can I re-sell a call assignment?


Yes. If you claim a call assignment and you are no longer able or willing to work it you can post it to PARROT.MD for another physician to claim.




How do I claim a call assignment?


When you see a call assignment that is attractive to you (matches your schedule and payment is agreeable), simply press "Claim Shift" and that call assignment is yours. You'll then be prompted to contact the hospital control desk letting them know you are now responsible for that call time. To finish claiming a call assignment you will need to submit your signature via the app to verify that you'll assume responsibility for the call time. How to Claim a Call Assignment





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