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SFORP probation?

Discussion in 'Orthopaedic Surgery' started by stretched, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. stretched

    stretched Junior Member
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    hi all,

    Does anyone know much about this program and why they continue to be on probation status? Apparently since 2006. Still the chiefs continue to match into great fellowships.

    I spoke with a few of their residents only briefly and they seem to say it´s because they work TOO many hours. I would think that such a problem could have been fixed in the span of 2-3 years.

    Would appreciate any other perspectives or knowledge from any veterans out there.

    thanks,
    stretched
     
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  3. Tired

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    You're assuming that anyone is interested in fixing hours issues.
     
  4. ddmo

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    Such a problem gets fixed at most ortho programs in about 5 minutes. Get all of the residents and the chairman in a room.

    Chairman: "Ok nobody is going to work more than 80 hours, so I want you all to record less than 80 hours on your logs. Am I understood?"
    Residents: "Yes, sir."

    Issue fixed.
     
  5. ORS

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    I rotated there as a medical student and trust me.... They do not work too many hours. There must be another reason. Their residency is great and they turn out great surgeons.
     

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