Duty Hours Restrictions: How Will this Affect the Surgeon of the Future?

Whalen, Thomas V.
February 2007
American Surgeon;Feb2007, Vol. 73 Issue 2, p140
Academic Journal
The article reflects on the implications of duty hours restrictions for the surgeon of the future in the U.S. It discusses the regulation of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) that became effective at the start of the academic year 2003-2004. Loss of interaction and dialogue between faculty and residents is one of its effects. It states that future surgeons may be less prepared for their career in surgery.


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