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what are the work hours like at Michigan now with the night float? Any current residents out there that can go through a typical day? When do interns and residents get there in the morning, do they have to stay until 7 pm or can you sign out earlier? How late are people staying most days? Are work hours being followed? How do weekends work if not on call (typical full day or can you sign out early?)

Any general comments on hours and work environments would be helpful, old threads (pre work hour restrictions) are talking about pushing 100 hours a week.
 
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I'll also be following.

To be honest, the formal interview day was so long (so many PowerPoint presentations...) that I didn't get a good grasp of the "culture" there besides from what I gathered at the pre-interview social. I loved the residents, but I had a hard time discerning if faculty members were friendly towards residents, if they were eager to have residents do research with them, and/or if they expected you to be work horses with little time for anything else.
 
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This was sent to me by one of the Michigan interns in response to a question I previously asked. He or she asked me to post this for them.

" I would describe Michigan as intense but not malignant. I comply with the 80-hour work week the vast majority of the time and the administration wants to know if I am having difficulty meeting hours so that particular rotation can be fixed. That being said, I break the 8- and 10-hour continuity hour rules often because of the clinical volume, but it's usually offset by a lax next day. The attendings and other residents are very nice. That being said, at any power-house academic center you're going to have your share of douchebags that treat you like crap, but they are very rare at Michigan.

The reason I wouldn't say it's malignant is 1) the powers at be want to know when there are hours problems so they're fixed, 2) they don't put up with malignant behavior from attendings or residents, and 3) everyone is super friendly. True, you're going to work your butt off, but the program is fair and not out to mistreat you."
 

tallash

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This was sent to me by one of the Michigan interns in response to a question I previously asked. He or she asked me to post this for them.

" I would describe Michigan as intense but not malignant. I comply with the 80-hour work week the vast majority of the time and the administration wants to know if I am having difficulty meeting hours so that particular rotation can be fixed. That being said, I break the 8- and 10-hour continuity hour rules often because of the clinical volume, but it's usually offset by a lax next day. The attendings and other residents are very nice. That being said, at any power-house academic center you're going to have your share of douchebags that treat you like crap, but they are very rare at Michigan.

The reason I wouldn't say it's malignant is 1) the powers at be want to know when there are hours problems so they're fixed, 2) they don't put up with malignant behavior from attendings or residents, and 3) everyone is super friendly. True, you're going to work your butt off, but the program is fair and not out to mistreat you."
+1

This is the vibe that I got from Michigan and my friends who are there. Too good of program leadership to be malignant.