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Hello,

I have heard that radiology residency involves 80 hrs a week. Is that true?
I cannot put in that kind of hrs. I get tired and burned out beyond 10 hrs a day.

Please share your experience in detail.

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Thanks for the response!

Is it 50 hrs/week average for the entire residency or just the first year?

thanks

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We don't do 80 hours here...more like between 40 to 60 a week for entire residency and that includes the call and weekends. 50-55 would be a good average though.
 

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What's the deal with the 80 hr work week and moonlighting? If I work 80 hrs/week in my residency program can I still moonlight? My understanding is that I would not be able to moonlight at the institution I am training at, but could moonlight somwhere else if I have reached the 80 hr limit for the week. Is this true?
 

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You can work a total of 80 hours a week during residency plus moonlighting in or outside your own institution. Moonlighting hours inside your program or outside COUNT against your 80 hours a week. There will not be any more moonlighting for medicine next year at my hospital as far as I know. Seems like they should be allowed if on a non-call month though.

So the answer is "no" you can't moonlight if you work 80 hours inside your residency program as your time would be up. No it's not true that outside moonlighting doesn't count against the 80 hour a week limit.
 

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Jim,

I talked to our program director & a current member of the RRC about this & they feel that the outside moonlighting loophole is going to be closed officially. The effect of this is going to be widespread formal prohibition of it most likely except during vacation periods when you have no clinical duties
 
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