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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.

 

Required Procedures Minimum
Required
Number
General Surg
 2013 Chiefs
Avg Number
General Surg
 2015 Chiefs
Avg Number
General Surg
 2016 Chiefs
Avg Number
Skin, soft tissue, and breast surgery (SS&B) 25 104 130 126
Head and neck surgery (H&N) 24 93 78 85
Alimentary tract surgery (ALTR) 72 286 290 329
Abdominal surgery (AB) 65 380 421 78
Liver surgery (LV) 4 9 19 14
Pancreatic surgery (PANC) 3 9 9 8
Vascular surgery (VASC) 44 135 104 195
Endocrine surgery (ENDO) 8 26 23 15
Trauma surgery (TRAU) 30 119 117 104
   Operative 10 37 38 51
   Non-operative 20 82 79 53
Thoracic surgery (THOR) 15 66 42 75
Pediatric surgery 20 38 44 34
Plastic surgery 5 84 66 145
Basic laparoscopic surgery (LAP-B) 60 241 221 262
Endoscopy 85 144 122 132
Complex laparoscopic surgery (LAP-C) 25 89 83 93
TTL Major 750 1234 1166 1989
TTL Chief 150 273 201 351
TTL TA   50 40 55 
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