Of course not, but they also do several years more training than we do in the US. And there is a general consensus that it takes them longer, as students and trainees, to reach parity with their US counterparts because of the reduced hours and lack of autonomy.Well then-- how do you all feel about the Jr. Docs in the UK
(i.e. residents/fellows) having a 48 hour work week?
Does that mean they are less competent to those who pursue training in the US? I think not. But I do think that they are happier residents.
Actually I don't know many who would argue that. Is it in disarray? Sure, but the quality and availability of medical care and training in the US is excellent, hence the draw for many foreign nationals to train here.DUTMAN... AMEN! You are right on and we all need to come together to fight this and make change. 48h work weeks in the UK are making me drool! We do twice that and many would argue that the US has one of the worst health care systems.
You may think 48 hrs per week sounds great but are you willing to put in all the extra years that they do in the UK? Most residents, when polled, are not.