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July 23, 2007

Tough Times for Teaching Faculty

Arch Intern Med. 2007;167(14):1453-1455. doi:10.1001/archinte.167.14.1453

In the well-planned and well-executed study delineating faculty member reflections on the effect of the 80-hour maximum work week on resident patient care, education, professionalism, and well-being, Reed and colleagues1 are careful to sample internal medicine faculty from diverse residency programs affiliated with US schools of allopathic medicine. Though probably unable to capture the full scope of community and university faculty opinion, the authors conclude that program size and National Institutes of Health funding of the affiliated school of medicine (a surrogate for more traditional vs community-based medical schools) are not associated with differences in faculty member views.

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