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Table 5 Resident Perceptions of Educational Impact of Duty Hour Requirements

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

Survey Question Respondents, No. (%)
I believe the current ACGME standards ______ residents’ clinical educational experiences (n = 388)
 Markedly enhance 19 (5)
 Enhance 81 (21)
 Do not effect 127 (33)
 Diminish 129 (33)
 Markedly diminish 32 (8)
I believe the current ACGME standards __________ residents’ preparation for specialty board examinations (n = 386)
 Markedly enhance 12 (3)
 Enhance 104 (27)
 Do not effect 185 (48)
 Diminish 67 (17)
 Markedly diminish 18 (5)
I believe the current ACGME standards _________ residents’ academic productivity (publications, presentations, attendance and participation at national conferences) (n = 384)
 Markedly enhance 34 (9)
 Enhance 157 (41)
 Do not effect 152 (40)
 Diminish 34 (9)
 Markedly diminish 7 (2)
I believe the current ACGME standards _________ residents’ ability to attend daily or weekly educational conferences, such as didactics, morning report, Grand Rounds, and noon conferences (n = 387)
 Markedly enhance 28 (7)
 Enhance 112 (29)
 Do not effect 151 (39)
 Diminish 84 (22)
 Markedly diminish 12 (3)
I believe PGY-1 residents should work no more than 16 h of continuous duty (n = 386)
 Strongly agree 62 (16)
 Agree 128 (33)
 Disagree 133 (34)
 Strongly disagree 63 (16)
I believe my specialty should be subject to the same duty hour regulations as residents in other specialties (n = 386)
 Strongly agree 78 (20)
 Agree 205 (53)
 Disagree 61 (16)
 Strongly disagree 42 (11)
  1. Abbreviations: ACGME Council for Graduate Medical Education, PGY postgraduate year