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Family medicine residents have mixed reviews for new ACGME standards

Residency Program Insider, May 17, 2011

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The ACGME’s new Common Program Requirements go into effect July 1, but support for the new standards is mixed, according to a new survey in Family Medicine.

Researchers surveyed 727 family medicine residents about resident supervision, the 80-hour duty hour week, shift lengths, and maximum frequency of in-hospital duty. They also asked respondents about their opinions on reasonable weekly work hours, underreporting, and off-duty activities.

Respondents reported their satisfaction with future duty hour rules as:

  • Very satisfied: 7%
  • Satisfied: 24%
  • Somewhat satisfied: 27%
  • Unsatisfied: 23%
  • Very unsatisfied: 18%

For more on the survey results, please see the May issue of Family Medicine.
 



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