Was wondering if this is normal. I am not in the medical field. My fiance is doing his R2 and works more than 100 hrs/wk. He says that if he doesn't, nothing is finished. I thought the limit was 80 hrs/wk. Is it that demanding that a resident has to work 30 hrs. straight with no breaks, sleep, or food? I'm just wondering if he's too dedicated. Hope you doctors can give me some input.