Duty hours must be limited to 80 hours per week, averaged over the course of the rotation, inclusive of all in-house call, clinical and educational activities.
-Duty periods for students must not exceed 28 hours of continuous scheduled duty.
-Students must have at least 14 hours free of clinical work and education after 24 hours of in-house call.
-Students must be scheduled for in-house call no more frequently than every-third-night when averaged over the course of the rotation. *Note: No overnight call is permitted before exams or Systems Based Health Care/Preceptorship
-Students must be scheduled for a minimum of one day free of duty per week when averaged over the course of the clerkship or elective.
NOTE: Violations of the Duty Hour Policy are automatically sent to the Clerkship Chair and Assistant Dean for Clinical Education. Students should feel free to contact the Clerkship Chair and Assistant Dean for Clinical Education with any additional concerns.
Approved by FEC on January 4, 2017