Graduate Medical Education

Graduate Medical Education Policies and Procedures

Policy on Moonlighting

PURPOSE: To assure an environment which balances learning and service, and protects patient safety and physician well-being.

POLICY:  Moonlighting is not a requirement. Moonlighting must not interfere with resident progress in the program. 

Moonlighting is after hours professional care activity that is not a part of a written curriculum and is independent of the residency program.

It is the responsibility of the resident to assure that licensing and liability insurance are appropriate for work outside the residency program. Resident moonlighting hours must be approved in advance and reported to the program director and when combined with residency duty hours may not exceed 80 hours per week. 

PGY-1 Residents are not permitted to moonlight.


Approved by GMEC: 6/26/2015