E-11 Dental Resident/Fellow Work and Learning Environment (2006)
Dental School Admin Policies and Student Government
The American Student Dental Association supports the following policy for all dental residency and fellowship programs which are:
- Limit of 80 hours per week, averaged over four weeks, with flexibility to increase hours up to 10% if the institution can show educational/safety rationale;
- At least one full (24-hour) day out of seven free of patient care duties, averaged over four weeks; - residents must not be on-call more often than every third night, averaged over four weeks;
- Residents must have a 10-hour minimum rest period between duty periods; and
- Continuous on-duty time is limited to 24 hours, with additional time of no more than 6 hours allowed for patient transfers and educational activities.