Emory Medicine Magazine | Winter 2011

Emory Medicine Magazine Winter 2011

Older docs may scoff, but one Emory resident's experience shows that the present shift rules are no walk in the park. Emory resident Lilli Kim Ivansco takes a humorous look at her first year on the wards—the lack of sleep, getting jinxed on overnight calls, and the numerous "we worked all the time" comments from older docs about the 80-hour rule. In the wake of new duty hour rules coming in this summer, Kim Ivansco asks, "Has the 80-hour rule really changed the culture of a teaching hospital?"  Read more >

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