New ACGME work-hour guidelines and their impact on current residency training practices

Acad Psychiatry. 2005 Jul-Aug;29(3):279-82. doi: 10.1176/appi.ap.29.3.279.


Objective: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has introduced new work-hour guidelines for residents in ACGME accredited programs that were implemented in July 2003. The new ACGME policies impact several practices in various psychiatry residency programs across the U.S., even though psychiatry has not been at the forefront of the debate regarding work hours.

Methods: The authors surveyed all psychiatry residency programs in the U.S. and identified several current practices that may infringe on the new ACGME work-hour guidelines.

Conclusion: Further interpretation of the new guidelines is needed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Academic Medical Centers*
  • Education / standards*
  • Guidelines as Topic*
  • Humans
  • Internship and Residency*
  • Psychiatry / standards*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • United States