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Work Hours and Call

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) finalized new standards for duty hours that went into effect in July 2017. All inpatient rotations in our program, including those for interns, are still covered by a night float system. Hence, no rotation is covered by a resident taking call every nth night. Children's National monitors resident duty hours and call frequency to ensure compliance with all ACGME requirements.

  • First Year (PL-1): 57 mean work hours/week
  • Second Year (PL-2): 58 mean work hours/week
  • Third Year (PL-3): 53 mean work hours/week
  • Program Mean: 56 hours/week

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We employ 559 physicians and 1,663 nurses.

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