Teaching and learning in an 80-hour work week: A novel day-float rotation for medical residents

Jeffrey G. Wong, Eric S. Holmboe, Stephen J. Huot

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Abstract

The 80-hour workweek limit for residents provides an opportunity for residency directors to creatively innovate their programs. Our novel day-float rotation augmented both the educational structure within the inpatient team setting and the ability for house staff to complete their work within the mandated limits. Descriptive evaluation of the rotation was performed through an end-of-rotation questionnaire. The average length of the ward residents' work week was quantified before and after the rotation's implementation. Educational portfolios and mentored peer-teaching opportunities enriched the rotation. As measured by our evaluation, this new rotation enhanced learning and patient care while reducing work hours for inpatient ward residents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)519-523
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of general internal medicine
Volume19
Issue number5 PART 2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine

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