Graduate Medical Education

Graduate Medical Education Policies and Procedures

Institutional Policy on Exceptions for Work Hours Limits

The GME committee as a whole will review requests for exceptions to the weekly duty hours limits at the request of a program director. Exception must be based on sound educational rationale, assure no decrease in quality of patient care, be consistent with the maintenance of an educational environment. A majority of members in attendance must approve exceptions. Endorsement of a request for work hours extension will be for at most an initial period of one year after which the GME committee will review the impact of its endorsement including at least the educational benefit of the change, the impact on patient care and the educational environment. Reaffirmation of the change after one year will constitute an indefinite endorsement of the change to be evaluated as a component of overall continuing program evaluation.

Approved by GMEC: 3/27/2015