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Survey sheds light on residents' attitudes toward duty hours

Residency Program Insider, December 7, 2010

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The ACGME’s new Common Program Requirements set forth some substantial changes to resident education. Residents are the individuals most affected by the changes so researchers surveyed a large group about their thoughts regarding the new standards.

Of the 2,561 respondents, 72% of residents were familiar with the new requirements. Respondents reported the following:

  • 51% said changes would positively affect their quality of life and well-being
  • 41% had negative views of how changes would affect quality of patient care
  • 54% had negative views of how changes would affect residents’ education, experience, and knowledge
  • 63% had negative views of how changes would affect residents’ preparation for senior roles



For more on the study, visit the New England Journal of Medicine.
 



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