Ok, so I know most programs say residents can start moonlighting pgy2-3, but how common is moonlighting in IM residency? Originally I thought that after inter year, 2nd and 3rd year residents only work about 55 hrs a week. I looked at the frieda website, a few of them say their residents work 55 hrs a week. Now I understand this "average" isn't evenly distributed, and you can have 70-80 hr ward months with easier 40-50 hr months. So my question is, is it possible for IM residents to moonlight maybe 2 12hr shifts a month after pgy1, and are there moonlighting opportunities that are willing to work around your schedule? The frieda website also states that fellows usually work lower hours averaging about 50, are fellowship hours more regular, and since you are a licensed physician, could you work maybe as a hospitalist covering Saturdays?