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FIRST Trial Press Releases

Patient Care and Safety are Priorities for Surgery Residents Who Work Flexible Schedules
November 21, 2016

Survey finds surgery residents are selectively making the choice to work additional hours when needed to manage critical stages in patient care.

General Surgery Residents Overwhelmingly Prefer Flexible Work Hours for Patient Care, Education
November 14, 2016

U.S. general surgery residents strongly prefer policies allowing flexibility to work longer when needed to provide patient care over standard.

ACS Resident and Associate Society Comments on Results of the FIRST Trial
February 2, 2016

The Society representing more than 13,000 surgical trainees believes that flexibility in duty hours is not only safely possible, it is essential to provide surgical residents with exposure to the variety and complexity of educational experiences necessary to become fully trained and competent surgeons.

Directors of Surgery Residency Programs Believe Flexible Duty Hours Improve Continuity of Patient Care and Surgeon Education
April 4, 2016

Survey of general surgery residency program directors supports results of landmark Flexibility in Duty Hour Requirements for Surgical Trainees (FIRST) Trial.