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.

Required Procedures Minimum
Required
Number of
major cases
General Surg
 2015 Chiefs
Avg Number
General Surg
 2016 Chiefs
Avg Number
General Surg
 2017 Chiefs
Avg Number
General Surg
2018 Chiefs
Avg Number
General Surg
2019 Chiefs
Avg Number
Skin, soft tissue, and breast surgery (SS&B) 65 130 126 108 128 130
Head and neck surgery (H&N) 25 78 85 85 72 61
Alimentary tract surgery (ALTR) 180 290 329 314 343 291
Abdominal surgery (AB) 250 421 78 366 407 338
Liver surgery (LV) 5 19 14 17 13 13
Pancreatic surgery (PANC) 5 9 8 6 11 8
Vascular surgery (VASC) 50 104 195 172 131 107
Endocrine surgery (ENDO) 15 23 15 19 17 17
Trauma surgery (TRAU) 50 117 104 115 117 133
   Operative 10 38 51 44 60 57
   Non-operative 40 79 53 71 57 76
Thoracic surgery (THOR) 20 42 75 63 81 35
Pediatric surgery 20 44 34 48 39 39
Plastic surgery 10 66 145 73 58 102
Basic laparoscopic surgery (LAP-B) 100 221 262 256 276 217
Endoscopy 85 122 132 150 135 132
Complex laparoscopic surgery (LAP-C) 75 83 93 107 101 82
TTL Major 850 1166 1989 1290 1276 1128
TTL Chief 200 201 351 241 380 303
TTL TA 25 40 55  53 33 33