Maximum Hours of Work per Week

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.

Maximum Duty Period Length

Duty periods for students must not exceed 28 hours of continuous scheduled duty.

Minimum Time Off between Scheduled Duty

Students must have at least 8 hours free of clinical work and required education between clinical shifts and/or required educational sessions. After 24 hours of continuous call, students must have at least 14 hours free of clinical work and/or required education.

Maximum In-House On-Call Frequency

Students must be scheduled for in-house calls 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.

Mandatory Time Free of Duty

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.

Mandatory Reporting of Duty Hours

Regular reporting of duty hours is required in all core clerkships. In addition, violations of the Duty Hour Policy should be reported to the Site Director, Clerkship Chair, and/or the Dean’s Office.

Approved by FEC on January 4, 2017