Participate in our research study for resident physicians

We are studying schedules, safety, health and well-being of resident physicians via a nationwide web-based survey.

Your participation along with 1500 other residents may help us learn more about schedules and their impact on adverse outcomes and personnel well-being.

Who can participate?

Graduating medical school students who matched with a residency program or residents who are currently enrolled in a residency program.

How do I participate?

We will ask participants to complete monthly surveys on work, sleep and health that should take approximately 10 – 15 minutes each month to complete.

What will participants receive?

Participants will receive a $25 gift card for completion of 5 surveys. Each completed survey equates to one entry into a random drawing for cash and prizes totaling over $15,000 awarded at the end of the academic study year.

Prize Drawing


Each completed monthly survey represents a entry into a monthly prize drawings of an Apple Watch Series 6.


Grand Prize – A $3,000 prize
2nd Place – 5 prizes of $1,000 each
3rd Place – 10 prizes of $500 each
4th Place - 8 prizes of $250 each


With the data we gather from your participation and that of others, we hope to advance our understanding of the role work hours and scheduling play in the safety, health and well-being of resident physicians.


The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) provided funding for our team to conduct a nationwide survey of resident physician schedules, health, safety and well-being from 2002-2007 and 2014-1017. More than 17,000 resident physicians have enrolled in the study and completed more than 144,000 monthly surveys.

In response to the ACGME decision to rescind the 16-h consecutive work hour restriction for PGY1s (July 2017), NIOSH has funded the continuation of this important study. Completion of this research project will result in a national dataset, spanning two decades, of prospectively-collected resident reports over three different policy conditions that allowed (2003), prohibited (2011), and then reintroduced extended-duration shifts (2017) for PGY1s, yielding a robust resource that we will use to differentiate secular trends and other potentially confounding factors from the effect of these work hour policies on resident physicians in the United States.