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The doctor can’t see you now
Los Angeles Times

Three months ago, I finished my last 30-hour shift as a medical student. Although I’ll be starting my residency soon, it’s unlikely I’ll ever again work such a marathon shift.

Last fall, the American Council for Graduate Medical Education released new standards governing the nation’s 111,000 physicians in training. In the most controversial reform in the recent history of medical education, these celebrated overnight rites of passage for rookie docs will soon join the ranks of bloodletting and barber surgeons in medical antiquity.