I am a pre-med trying to get in to medschool this year. I was wondering if anyone can comment on ER residencies. How many years are they typically? Most importantly, are they all really grueling, as in will you be working about a 100 hours a week or so? I heard that there are er residencies that are about 40 hours a week but are all night shifts, but I was assuming that this situation is fairly unusual. Also, is getting an ER residency still really competetive, or just in some areas? Any information would be much appreciated! Thanks.