Originally Posted by KinasePro
Could any of the surgery folks ITT give us an idea exactly how non-compliant w/ the 80hr wk your residencies are? It seems to me that asking about this sort of thing in person gets you pegged as a slacker, so it's hard to get an idea about what people are actually working.
I'm at a high-volume urban hospital, and it seems like our surgical residents are consistently having their asses handed to them. I have no clue how they would convince the ACGME that they're working 80/wk on average, unless they get a solid 7 days off each month. Yet nothing changes, and our programs remain competitive and in good standing. I must be missing something...
I know people at ~10 different institutions in different surgical residencies (general, ortho, uro, ENT). They all go way over the 80/hr restriction, and probably average closer to 100 hrs in a typical week