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Letter to OHRP Regarding the FIRST Trial Comparing Standard and Long Work Schedules for General Surgery Residents

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Public Citizen and the American Medical Student Association call on the Office for Human Research Protections to immediately launch an investigation of the FIRST trial and to sanction all hospitals that participated in the trial. The trial — an experiment involving general surgery residents and their patients without their consent — was highly unethical and failed to comply with federal regulations for the protection of human subjects involved in research.