This comment was originally posted on the ACGME duty hours page by anonymous user:
Our associate program director is telling us that 1rst year residents cannot be on call starting the 2011/2012 academic year. If you will go to the ACGME website www.acgme.org and click on Duty Hours in the left hand column and then click on FAQs (which is the third section under new ACGME rules for July 2011), look at the bottom of page 7 and the top of page 8, It says: Question: Can PGY-1 residents take at-home call, and if so what are the work-hour restrictions for this? Duty Hour FAQs 7 Answer: PGY-1 residents are limited to a 16-hour shift and are not allowed to take at-home call. To my understanding many pathology programs are not making any changes concerning 1rst year residents taking home call (of course always under supervision).