Policy on Clerkship Duty Hours

The University of Central Florida College of Medicine will follow the duty hour guidelines set by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), ACGME 2011. 

  1. Duty hours are defined as all clinical and academic activities related to the education of the medical student i.e., patient care (both inpatient and outpatient), administrative duties relative to patient care, the provision for transfer of patient care, time spent in-house during call activities, and scheduled activities, such as didactic sessions, grand rounds and conferences. Duty hours do not include reading and preparation time spent away from the duty site.

Oversight of this policy will be the responsibility of the Clerkship Director and the relevant Clerkship Site Director/s.  Faculty and students with concerns regarding possible duty hour violations should report those concerns directly to the Clerkship Director in a timely fashion.