Letter to the ACGME Regarding the iCOMPARE and FIRST Trials Comparing Standard and Long Work Schedules for Medical Residents

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View letter enclosures: November 19, 2015, letters to OHRP regarding the iCOMPARE trial and the FIRST trial

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Read ACGME’s response.

Public Citizen and the American Medical Student Association urge the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to rescind waivers of its work hour limits for medical residents that it granted to hospitals and residency training programs participating in the iCOMPARE and FIRST trials. Neither of these unethical trials could have proceeded without the ACGME’s waivers.