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The iCOMPARE study showed that the residents and PDs had polar opposite views regarding the effects of the work hours on education. A similar dichotomy among faculty and resident perceptions of education has been shown in the surgical literature, though not related to the issue of work hours (Vollmer CM, Newman LR, Huang G, et al., Perspectives on Intraoperative Teaching: Divergence and Convergence Between Learner and Teacher. J Surg Ed. 2011. 68(6):485-494). Given that there was no difference in In-Training Exam scores between the flexible and standard groups in the iCOMPARE study, whose perception should inform policy, and why?