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Journal Article

Should all duty hours be the same? Results of a national survey of surgical trainees.

Moalem J, Salzman P, Ruan DT, et al. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2009;209.

This study found that a significant number of surgical trainees, particularly senior residents, believe duty-hour restrictions are an impediment to education. In fact, the same respondents expressed a desire to work more hours. The authors advocate for greater flexibility in work hour mandates for different levels of trainees to better match goals and needs.