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Case volume

To be eligible to take the American Board of Surgery qualifying examination residents must perform procedures in the minimum required number of cases in each surgical category. The table below shows required procedures, the minimum number of cases required and the average number of procedures in each category performed by our graduating chief residents in 2013

 

Required Procedures Minimum
Required
Number
General Surg
 2013 Chiefs
Avg Number
Skin, soft tissue, and breast surgery (SS&B) 25 104
Head and neck surgery (H&N) 24 93
Alimentary tract surgery (ALTR) 72 286
Abdominal surgery (AB) 65 380
Liver surgery (LV) 4 9
Pancreatic surgery (PANC) 3 9
Vascular surgery (VASC) 44 135
Endocrine surgery (ENDO) 8 26
Trauma surgery (TRAU) 30 119
   Operative 10 37
   Non-operative 20 82
Thoracic surgery (THOR) 15 66
Pediatric surgery 20 38
Plastic surgery 5 84
Basic laparoscopic surgery (LAP-B) 60 241
Endoscopy 85 144
Complex laparoscopic surgery (LAP-C) 25 89
TTL Major 750 1234
TTL Chief 150 273
TTL TA   39
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