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UCSF Moonlighting

Because residency education is a full time endeavor, residents and ACGME clinical fellows must ensure that moonlighting does not interfere with their ability to achieve the goals and objectives of their educational Program. Residents and clinical fellows are responsible for ensuring that moonlighting and other outside activities do not result in fatigue that might affect patient care or learning.

Residents and clinical fellows are responsible for complying with their Program Duty Hours Policy. The latter must be approved by the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC), and it must be consistent with the UCSF Policy on Duty Hours.

Note: The ACGME requires Program Director pre-approval of all moonlighting activity by residents and ACGME fellows.

Educational Resources
on Fatigue and Sleep Deprivation for Residents

1. Dinges FATIGUE Presentation
- ACGME Educational Conference, 2002

2. SLEEP, ALERTNESS, and FATIGUE Education in Residency
- AASM, 2005

ACGME Institutional Requirements - July 1, 2007

Refer to pgs. 8-9 section j.Moonlighting to review ACGME requirements.

If you have questions about Moonlighting, please contact:

Graduate Medical Education
500 Parnassus Avenue, MU 250 East
San Francisco, CA 94143-0474
Telephone: (415) 476-4562
Fax: (415) 502-4166