Are Doctors in Training Really No Better than Indentured Servants?

May 19, 2016

(Scientific American) – Residency is a difficult time in a new doctor’s life. After graduating from medical school, residents generally train for three to seven years in order to practice in their chosen specialties. The workloads are notoriously grueling. At the nation’s teaching hospitals, residents often provide the bulk of patient care, working up to 80 hours per week.