Schwartz and colleagues examined whether the 16-hour intern work limit, implemented in July 2011, has adversely affected operative experience. Julie Ann Freischlag, MD, provides an invited commentary.
Krajewski et al describe the implementation of an intern boot camp curriculum and the effect on resident performance and teaching faculty and nursing staff perceptions. All interns underwent a 2-month (July and August 2011) curriculum, followed by several assessment tools. Data were analyzed by independent group t tests and χ2 tests of proportions.
This study surveyed diverticulitis experts to create a consensus statement regarding the treatment of acute diverticulitis.