Resident Work Hours and the FIRST trial


Resident duty hours mean something different for everyone. Listen to residents, program directors, investigators, and ethicists discuss the results of the FIRST trial, “National Cluster-Randomized Trial of Duty-Hour Flexibility in Surgical Training,” and its implications for the future of resident education. You’ll hear from the principal investigator of FIRST, Karl Bilimoria, David Asch, principal investigator of the iCOMPARE trial, as well as the surgical and medical residents in the trenches.

This podcast is the first in a new series that reflects medicine’s most pressing issues through the eyes of residents. “The House” provides residents with a forum to share their stories from the bedside, where they are learning far more than the lessons of clinical medicine.

Lisa Rosenbaum is a cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, an instructor at Harvard Medical School, and National Correspondent for the New England Journal of Medicine.  

Dan Weisberg is a resident in Internal Medicine and Primary Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.