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Sleep-deprived inters/residenrts lie

Posted by plosmedicine on 31 Mar 2009 at 00:03 GMT

Author: M D
Position: MD
Institution: No affiliation was given
E-mail: mld@cumcmds.com
Submitted Date: December 13, 2006
Published Date: December 15, 2006
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Sleep-deprived interns/residenrts are required to sign a statement that they have not worked longer hours than allowed by law; however, they feel coerced to sign -- knowing thier career will be adversely impacted if they emberass the program. This is common knowledge among medical students/residents.

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