Date: April 3, 2008
Creator: Gottlieb, Judd & Eve, Susan Brown
Description: This poster discusses research on the philosophies and practices of the current medical school establishment. This is an area that has been questioned for sometime and the author, as a future medical school student, cannot help but wonder what is better for the patient. The author will be focusing on the hours worked by residents. Based on the author's exposure thus far, the author believes that the current practices should be upheld. To test the author's hypothesis, the author will shadow a group of residents. During their shifts, the author will test their mental stamina through a series of tests. The author will then compare these results to benchmark tests previously given. The author's goal is to see if the residents can still perform in the same range at the end of their shifts as they can when rested.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College