Doctors in training often do so in their prime family-rearing years.
A few pediatric residencies are offering part-time residency options, designed for those who also want to raise their own families. Proponents argue that residents can not only get more rest, but also avoid depression, which affected almost a quarter of pediatrics residents.
Combined with the talk of further limiting work hours down to 56 hours per week, I’m sure that programs are examining the option of lengthening residency training in general.
topics: work-hour, residents