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Residents, Pay Attention to this ACGME Guideline Change

Beginning July 1st, 2017, the updated Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Common Program Requirements will take effect. Changes made will include increasing the maximum amount of continuous hours worked from 16 to 24, and requiring all residency programs in the country to ensure both post-call rooms and transportation options for residents who may…
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Longer Shifts Now OK for New Physicians

For the past six years, first-year resident physicians have been limited to 16-hour shifts. However, beginning in July, this will change when 24-hour shifts will once again be allowed for new physicians, plus an additional 4 hours if necessary. This new rule is meant to give training programs more flexibility, eliminate abrupt handoffs of patients,…
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