I'm wondering about flexible residency programs (in all specialties, but especially internal medicine). I've heard that some residencies are much more flexible than others - what does this mean exactly and which programs are they? Are there programs where you don't have the 80 hours week, but have more time to focus on individual interests (research, areas of interest etc.)I heard that the Brigham and Women's hospital program in MA is like this - are there others? Any help in this matter would be appreciated....I'm looking for alternatives to traditional programs. Thanks a lot!