P. Preston Reynolds, MD, PhD
Residents are on the front lines of medical care. Although our experiences are rewarding, they are also stressful. The hours are often long and, at times, counterproductive to the learning process. Thoughtful people throughout the country have examined residency training, and many agree on the need to reform it (1-6). The most controversial changes, precipitated by actions in New York State, however, concern the service component of residency and call for reducing the number of work hours and increasing supervision (3-6). Limiting reform to these two issues does not address the educational aspects of residency. The discussion on changing residency
Reynolds PP. Professionalism in Residency. Ann Intern Med. 1991;114:91–92. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-114-1-91
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