The University at Buffalo (“UB”) and its affiliated hospitals support a work environment that is safe and conducive to learning. Compliance with the ACGME requirements and New York State Department of Health regulations on duty hours contributes to such an environment.
In the event of a conflict in requirements/regulations, residents/fellows and faculty in UB- sponsored training programs must adhere to the more stringent of the two. The clinical environment must be conducive to resident learning and support acquisition of knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified by the ACGME.
Key features of the clinical experience and education (duty hours) requirements and regulations, which apply to UB-sponsored, ACGME-accredited residency programs, are included in the attached: “NYS-ACGME Post-Graduate Trainee Work-Hour Regulations Comparison Guide,” prepared 4/25/2017 by the New York State Department of Health.
Resident, faculty, program director, GMEC, and hospital/health system responsibilities are listed in the 7/1/2017 ACGME Common Program Requirements (CPR) pertaining to Clinical Experience and Education (Duty Hours). Details on implementing these policies at UB follow below.
Substantial compliance is defined as, at minimum, 70% logging compliance and NO VIOLATIONS for a consecutive, three-month period. Compliant programs may request semi-annual duty hour logging. PQRS will review these requests in conjunction with relevant requirements (including program-specific requirements) and regulations.
The GMEC will monitor learning environment using:
GMEC Approved Date: February 20, 2018