Jack Ginsburg, MPE
Physicians-in-training should have means available to communicate with their program directors and supervisors to address and resolve concerns about patient care, stipends, hours, and other working conditions. Educational content should remain the purview of the appropriate Residency Review Committee (RRC) and program directors, and should not be subject to negotiations.
The College states that employed physicians should continue to have negotiating rights. It maintains, despite a recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board, that physicians in residency training are protected by accreditation requirements for programs of graduate medical education, and educational content should not be subject to negotiations.
Residents have other mechanisms available to them to resolve disputes in the educational environment.
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Jack Ginsburg. Correction: Physicians and Joint Negotiation. Ann Intern Med. 2001;135:71. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-135-1-200107030-00041
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2001;135(1):71.
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