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Table 2 Resident Satisfaction and Comparison by PGY and Specialty

From: Perceptions of the 2011 ACGME duty hour requirements among residents in all core programs at a large academic medical center

Survey Question Possible Survey Response
  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree
I am satisfied with the current duty hour rules (n = 391) 101 (26) 204 (52) 62 (16) 24 (6)
  Strongly positive Positive Negative Strongly negative
Overall, I believe the current ACGME standards affect my training in a _________ way (n = 388) 34 (9) 249 (64) 89 (23) 16 (4)
I am satisfied with the current duty hour rulesa,b Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree
PGY 1 and PGY 2 (n = 144) 48 (33) 74 (51) 18 (13) 4 (3)
PGY 3 and greater (n = 244) 51 (21) 129 (53) 44 (18) 20 (8)
Med/peds (n = 119) 38 (32) 65 (55) 14 (12) 2 (2)
Surgery (n = 140) 20 (14) 73 (52) 32 (23) 15 (11)
Other (n = 130) 42 (32) 65 (50) 16 (12) 7 (5)
Overall, I believe the current ACGME standards affect my training in a _________ wayc,d Strongly positive Positive Negative Strongly negative
PGY 1 and PGY 2 (n = 144) 16 (11) 106 (74) 19 (13) 3 (2)
PGY 3 and beyond (n = 241) 16 (7) 143 (59) 69 (29) 13 (5)
Med/peds (n = 118) 11 (9) 79 (67) 26 (22) 2 (2)
Surgery (n = 138) 9 (7) 77 (56) 39 (28) 13 (9)
Other (n = 130) 13 (10) 92 (71) 24 (18) 1 (1)
  1. Abbreviations: ACGME Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, med/peds, medical and pediatric, PGY postgraduate year
  2. aComparison by satisfaction table for PGY 1 + 2 vs PGY≥3, P = .001
  3. bComparison by satisfaction table for Med/peds vs Surg vs Other, P < .001
  4. cComparison by effect on training table for PGY 1 + 2 vs PGY≥3, P < .001
  5. dComparison by effect on training table for Med/peds vs Surg vs Other, P = .001