This is recent too. It's from this year. Do things really get this bad in surgery programs? "The interns begin rounds at 5:30, then as a team at 6AM. It used to be that there was no pre-rounding, but we are being punished for making minor paperwork mistakes. Then the interns do a bunch of scut all day while the seniors are in the OR. Then they come out and bitch about what didn't happen. There are a few horrible offenders, one who physically assaulted an intern (who subsequently left). The interns will have two real SOBs for chiefs next year, god bless their misdirected souls. We work between 70 and 90 hours per week. We are, however, not ACGME compliant because we often go for weeks without a day off. My record this year: 21 days. But hey, I'm sure all programs are like this...right? Right guys?"