Academic Psychiatry

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 189–196 | Cite as

Psychiatric Resident Moonlighting

A Review and Modest Proposal
  • Stephen Ruedrich
  • Kenneth Matthews
  • Carlyle Chan
  • Paul Mohl
Regular Article


Moonlighting by psychiatric residents remains controversial, with debate surrounding the ethical, legal, financial, and educational risks involved in the practice. The authors present a literature review of resident moonlighting, which encompasses the policy positions of various organizations responsible for graduate medical education; surveys of various groups and specialties regarding the prevalence, form, and justification for moonlighting; and models of moonlighting programs in several institutions. The authors conclude with specific proposals for research regarding psychiatric resident moonlighting and, more importantly, emphasize the need for research on the effects of moonlighting on resident performance and education.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Ruedrich
    • 1
  • Kenneth Matthews
    • 2
  • Carlyle Chan
    • 3
  • Paul Mohl
    • 4
  1. 1.Case Western Reserve University School of MedicineClevelandUSA
  2. 2.University of Texas at San AntonioUSA
  3. 3.Medical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA
  4. 4.University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA

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