WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Rookie doctors will be getting shorter work shifts next summer.
The accreditation council for graduate medical education announced the changes Tuesday.
It changes the maximum work shift for first-year residents from 24 hours to 16 hours.
The 80-hour-weekly limit will remain, but strategic napping is being strongly recommended.
The rules affect more than 110,000 new doctors and take effect next summer.
Tara Thomas: News anchor/Online reporter