Moonlighting: Internal & External
Last Revised 04/04/2018
- Residents are not required to engage in “moonlighting.”
- All Residents engaged in external moonlighting must be licensed for unsupervised medical practice in California or the state in which the moonlighting occurs.
- Stanford’s malpractice insurance will not cover Residents for moonlighting activities.
- Residents must obtain written acknowledgement that their Program Director is aware and approves of any moonlighting activities before any moonlighting activity is undertaken.
- A copy of the written acknowledgement will be kept in the Resident’s file.
- The Program Director has the discretion to decline to approve moonlighting activities if he/she believes that such activities will interfere with the Resident’ s training progress or for other legitimate reasons.
- All external moonlighting must be logged into MedHub as work hours.
Stanford Health Care/Stanford Children’s Health does not allow internal moonlighting by an ACGME trainee. Residents are not expected to respond to pages/telephone calls from patients who are seen/operated on at outside hospitals where they do not rotate.
- Moonlighting is not permitted under a J-1 visa.
- PGY-1 residents are not permitted to moonlight.