Table 6:

Duty hours

Duty HoursComments
80 Hours per weekAveraged for 4 weeks
Includes all in-house clinical and educational activities
Includes moonlighting
Includes at-home call
Clinical work done from home
8 Hours off between clinical work and education periods
Minimum of 1 day in 7 free of clinical work and required educationAveraged for 4 weeks
At-home call cannot be assigned on these free days
Applies to moonlighting
Cannot exceed 24 hours of continued scheduled clinical service
Must have 14 hours free of clinical work and education following 24 hours of in-house call
Night float: fellows must not be scheduled for shifts greater than every third nightAveraged for 4 weeks