Petition: No 28-Hour Shifts for Novice Doctors

Add your name below if you think hospitals should not be allowed to force medical school graduates in their very first year of training to work dangerously long 28-hour shifts.

We oppose allowing medical interns to work shifts longer than the current limit of 16 hours. The research is clear: Tired interns are more likely to make mistakes that injure or even kill their patients and more likely to be injured themselves. The American people are counting on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to keep us safe.