Graduate Medical Education

Sleep, Fatigue, and Duty Hours


The New ACGME Resident Survey 2011  (.ppt)


Institutional Policy


ACGME Resident Duty Hours Documents

Approved 2011 Standards


Sleep and Fatigue Tools and Resources


              Russell J. Reiter, PhD

              July 16, 2010

  • SAFER (Sleep, Alertness, and Fatigue Education) from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Available for checkout from GME Office. This material includes a CD-ROM with PowerPoint Presentation, a speaker's guide, a participant's pre-test (about 10 minutes), and a participant's post-test (about 5 minutes). The PowerPoint Presentation takes about 1 to 1.5 hours (56 slides). The CD-ROM may not be copied due to copyright priveleges.


Online Resources:

  • The LIFE Curriculum: 

           Life Curriculum

              Program Tour


Other Resources:

  • Sleepiness Fact Sheet (.pdf) - this one-page survey is a good way to introduce the topic of fatigue management and education in your program. You may want to use the front page to survey residents about their "sleepiness" and "fitness for duty." The backside gives several facts about sleepiness and fatigue management and the scoring values for the two surveys.