Resident work hours: why keeping the status quo may not be such a bad thing

  • Roshan Razik University of Toronto
  • Marat Slessarev University of Toronto
Keywords: Resident work hours, duty hours, call structure, post-graduate medical education

Abstract

Resident duty hours have become an increasingly debated topic in post-graduate medical education. Work-hour restrictions have been implemented for first-year residents in the US and more recently for all residents in Quebec. Current and future work-hour rules affect a variety of stakeholders: government, hospitals, residency training programs, patients, and most of all residents. In this article, we hope to examine the issue from a Canadian perspective and delineate some of the reasons why changing the current call structure may have potentially deleterious effects to all those concerned.


Published
2013-09-30
How to Cite
Razik, R., & Slessarev, M. (2013). Resident work hours: why keeping the status quo may not be such a bad thing. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 4(2), e56-e62. https://doi.org/10.36834/cmej.36663
Section
Commentary and Opinions