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September 5, 2001

Faculty Misperceptions About How Residents Spend Their Call Nights

Author Affiliations

Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2001;286(9):1024. doi:10.1001/jama.286.9.1019

To the Editor: Although house staff night call contains important educational activities, it also is a time-consuming and potentially stressful experience. Faculty usually are not present at night to observe house staff activities and may misjudge the time required to perform nighttime duties. However, faculty have significant influence on the design of house staff programs and are the principal evaluators of house staff. Therefore, we performed a survey of faculty to evaluate knowledge of house staff on-call activities.

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