Duty Hour Policies
No resident will work more than 80 duty hours per week (80 hour rule). Residents can not work more than 30 hours straight in-house (30 hour rule) and must have at least 10 hours off when not on call between shifts (10 hour rule).
Duty Hour Monitoring
Being a low risk program for duty hour violations, duty hours will need to be tracked once-a-year over a four-week period through the UVA GME New Innovations System.
Action Plan for Duty Hour Violations
Any violations will be reported to the UVA GME office and will result in:
We do not expect any 30 hour rule or 10 hour rule violations as we do not have in-house call and in general our residents only average 45-50 hours per week. If 30 or 10 hour rule violations are discovered during the monitoring process we will proceed with the same action plan as for the 80 hour violations.