Moonlighting is defined as any professional activity that occurs outside the course and scope of an approved graduate medical education training program, whether or not remuneration is received. Residents at Bridgeport Hospital are not required to engage in moonlighting .Bridgeport Hospital recognizes the ACGME Institutional Requirements referable to moonlighting activity. Internal and external moonlighting, as defined in the ACGME Glossary of Terms, must be counted toward the 80-hour weekly limit on duty hours.

Moonlighting activities may be inconsistent with sufficient time for rest and restoration to promote the residents educational experience and safe patient care. Moonlighting must not interfere with the ability of the resident to achieve the goals and objectives of the educational program. Those residents interested in moonlighting activity must strictly adhere to the following set of conditions. Failure to abide by these conditions may lead to disciplinary actions against a resident including dismissal from the program.

  • PGY I residents are not permitted to moonlight.
  • A resident must obtain a prospective written statement of permission from the Program Director
  • The resident must have a valid Connecticut license to practice medicine
  • The resident must have a malpractice insurance policy that covers his or her activity outside the training programs.
  • The resident must not participate in moonlighting activities concurrent with responsibilities associated with his/her training program.

The resident’s performance will be monitored for the effect of moonlighting activities and adverse effects may lead to withdrawal of permission.

Residents on a J-1 visa my not engage in any moonlighting activities without written permission from the ECFMG.

Failure to comply with this policy will lead to ramifications for the resident up to and including, termination.

Questions regarding this policy should be directed to the Department of Medical Education.

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