June 19, 2012

Rules Will Hurt Training, Surgery Interns Say


Restrictions on the length of time that residents can be on duty will have a negative impact on the quality of training, surveyed surgical interns said. Most believed that new regulations would diminish continuity of care (80%), time spent in the operating room (67%) and development of their surgical skills (53%), David Farley, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and colleagues reported in the June issue of the Archives of Surgery …In an accompanying editorial, Frederic Hafferty, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., emphasized that the "naysayer" views of some interns and program directors who believe that education quality will not be impacted by the work-hour restrictions should be investigated. They see something that the modal majority does not," Hafferty wrote.


MedPage Today by Kristina Fiore

Tags: Archives of Surgery, Business Relations, Dr. David Farley, Dr. Frederic Hafferty, Mayo Clinic Rochester, MedPage Today, quality of training, Research, resident restrictions

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