In late 2008, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published a report recommending more restrictive limits on resident work hours to promote patient safety. Reaction from the graduate medical education community has focused on concerns about a lack of evidence supporting the IOM's recommendations. At OHSU, the GME community came together to respond formally to the new rules with an editorial published in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education. Titled "The Institute of Medicine Committee Report on Resident Duty Hours: A View From a Trench," the editorial was published In the December 2009 edition of the Journal of Graduate Medical Education. The OHSU authors of the opinion piece were: Andrea S. Cedfeldt, MD, Clea English, MPH, Raphael El Youssef, MBBS, Joseph Gilhooly, MD and Donald E. Girard, MD. Read the full piece in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education.
February 18, 2010 Portland, OR