Most vacation days & some days with better hours = better mental health for students/residents

There's a time to work hard and that might mean a 24 hour call shift or 12 intense hours. But there's also a need for days to sleep in &days to have off. The latter seems to be lacking at some residency programs and many schools. I firmly believe that having sufficient vacation time + better hours on some days will result in better mental health for everyone involved. It doesn't mean being soft on training. Just cut down a bit on some unnecessary stuff (ex. mandatory attendance for... Most vacation days &some days with better hours = better mental health for students/residents
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: forums

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