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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 median number of procedures in each category performed by our graduating chief residents in 2016:


Required Procedures Minimum
General Surg
2016 Chiefs
Mdn Number
Skin, soft tissue, and breast surgery (SS&B) 25 104
Head and neck surgery (H&N) 24 44
Alimentary tract surgery (ALTR) 72 227
Abdominal surgery (AB) 65 366
Liver surgery (LV) 4 9
Pancreatic surgery (PANC) 3 5
Vascular surgery (VASC) 44 122
Endocrine surgery (ENDO) 8 18
Trauma surgery (TRAU) 30 144
   Operative 10 43
   Non-operative 20 101
Thoracic surgery (THOR) 15 18
Pediatric surgery 20 32
Plastic surgery 5 26
Basic laparoscopic surgery (LAP-B) 60 217
Endoscopy 85 123
Complex laparoscopic surgery (LAP-C) 25 62
Total Major 750 984
Total Chief 150 197
Total Teaching Assistant N/A 45/B>

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