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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 49
Alimentary tract surgery (ALTR) 72 211
Abdominal surgery (AB) 65 318
Liver surgery (LV) 4 14
Pancreatic surgery (PANC) 3 7
Vascular surgery (VASC) 44 161
Endocrine surgery (ENDO) 8 19
Trauma surgery (TRAU) 30 70
   Operative 10 39
   Non-operative 20 31
Thoracic surgery (THOR) 15 17
Pediatric surgery 20 38
Plastic surgery 5 31
Basic laparoscopic surgery (LAP-B) 60 221
Endoscopy 85 121
Complex laparoscopic surgery (LAP-C) 25 46
Total Major 750 1005
Total Chief 150 186
Total Teaching Assistant N/A 51

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