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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
General Surg
 2015 Chiefs
Avg Number
Skin, soft tissue, and breast surgery (SS&B) 25 104 130
Head and neck surgery (H&N) 24 93 78
Alimentary tract surgery (ALTR) 72 286 290
Abdominal surgery (AB) 65 380 366
Liver surgery (LV) 4 9 19
Pancreatic surgery (PANC) 3 9 9
Vascular surgery (VASC) 44 135 104
Endocrine surgery (ENDO) 8 26 23
Trauma surgery (TRAU) 30 119 117
   Operative 10 37 38
   Non-operative 20 82 79
Thoracic surgery (THOR) 15 66 42
Pediatric surgery 20 38 44
Plastic surgery 5 84 66
Basic laparoscopic surgery (LAP-B) 60 241 221
Endoscopy 85 144 122
Complex laparoscopic surgery (LAP-C) 25 89 83
TTL Major 750 1234 1166
TTL Chief 150 273 201
TTL TA   39  
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