Doctor who helped set resident duty-hour standards wins award

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Feb. 20, 2006

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D. David Glass, MD, who chaired the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education committee that oversaw the implementation of duty-hour standards for residents, has won the ACGME's John C. Gienapp Award.

The honor, named for the ACGME's first executive director, recognizes individuals for outstanding contributions to graduate medical education.

Under Dr. Glass' leadership, the duty-hour committee advised the ACGME board how to implement new standards that capped resident hours to an average 80 a week, with in-hospital call limited to 30 hours, including time for handoffs and education.

"Dr. Glass sets high standards for those interested in community and professional service," said David C. Leach, MD, the ACGME's executive director. "He is very committed to patient safety, quality education and bringing professional values into the new world."

Dr. Glass is a professor of anesthesiology and medicine at Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, N.H., and chair of the Dept. of Anesthesiology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. In addition to chairing the ACGME's duty-hours committee from 2002 to 2004, Dr. Glass was a member of the ACGME's Residency Review Committee for Anesthesiology from 1992 to 1996, and has been a director on the ACGME board since 1996. He served as treasurer from 2001 to 2002, and chaired the Monitoring Committee from 2002 to 2003.

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