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Duty Hours

Medical students at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) will adhere to the duty hour regulations as specified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for PL2 residents and above. This includes a limit of 80 hours of work perk week, averaged over a four week period. Periods of duty hours cannot exceed 24 continuous hours, with up to 4 hours to complete effective transitions in patient care. Students must have a minimum of 8 hours off between scheduled duty periods, and must have at least 14 hours off following a 24 hour period of duty.

While the ACGME duty hours Common Program Requirements state that mandatory time free of duty must be scheduled for a minimum of one day free of duty every week (when averaged over four weeks), the UMSOM clinical rotations for medical students may be less than four weeks. As such, UMSOM medical students must be scheduled for a minimum of one day free of duty every week (when averaged over a clinical rotation). The two unscheduled days following the conclusion of a rotation cannot be included as days off for a concluding rotation.

Any on-call requirements for clinical rotations, as defined by the curriculum of those rotations, comply with these duty hours regulations.

Last Revision: January 13, 2015