Learn how to be a doctor in your spare time

According to BBC News, European rules preventing trainee doctors from working more than 48 hours a week have come into force.  I recall routinely working more than twice that many hours as a resident.  At some point, won’t these admittedly well-rested doctors be less competent physicians for having had so little training in terms of hours?

I remember when the surgical residents used to say that being on call every other night was a problem…because it meant you missed half the good cases.

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