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Residency Program Alert, June 2013

Residency Program Alert, June 1, 2013

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When the ACGME restricted residents' work hours in 2011, limiting interns' shifts to no more than 16 hours, many medical educators feared education would suffer. Fewer hours in the hospital would mean fewer opportunities for residents to attend lectures or care for patients during the entirety of a hospital stay, some program directors worried. Although the new rules were intended to improve patient safety and resident well-being, some argued that there wasn't enough evidence to support restricting work hours.

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