As summer approaches, so does the start of new resident duty-hour regulations. On July 1, new guidelines governing residents'
duty hours and requirements for supervision, which have been approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
(ACGME), take effect. In 2003, when the ACGME first issued resident duty-hour regulations, the standards were aimed at decreasing
resident fatigue and sleep deprivation while improving patient safety.