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 2019:

Procedure Minimum
Required
Number
General Surg
2019 Chiefs
Mdn Number
Skin & Soft Tissue 25 68
Breast 40 56
Head & Neck 25 465
Alimentary Tract 180 290
Abdominal 250 449
Vascular 50 128
Endocrine 15 15
Operative Trauma 10 39
Nonoperative Trauma 40 86
Thoracic 20 21
Pediatric 20 39
Plastic 10 22
Surgical Critical Care 40 46
Laparoscopic – Basic 100 317
Laparoscopic – Complex 75 99
Endoscopy 85 115
Total Major 850 1090
Total Chief 200 229
Total Teaching Assistant 25 38