Virtual Mentor. January 2000, Volume 2, Number 1.
The National Labor Relations Board Ruling on Residency
The Ethics Poll is a snapshot of the opinions of interested readers.
How will the NLRB decision affect students' clinical rotation experiences?
Positively, because housestaff will negotiate for more reasonable work hours and thus be more rested to teach medical students
Positively, because housestaff will negotiate for less scut work and thus have more opportunity to teach medical students
No effect on the educational quality of clinical rotations
Negatively, because the relationship between attendings and housestaff will be changed from that of teacher-student to supervisor-employee
Negatively, because interns and residents may engage in labor tactics such as work stoppages
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