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General Surgery Residency Operative Experience

Based on recent years surgical resident operative experiences, each resident can reasonably expect to be actively involved and appropriately supervised at all times by a member of the surgical faculty to meet the American Board of Surgery operative experience requirements. Residents maintain an up-to-date record of their own operative experience on the ACGME case log system and monitored by the Department of Surgery education team.  Cases are tabulated and kept as part of their permanent academic record to assure ABS requirements are fulfilled. The table below summarizes the average operative experience of the 2018 graduating surgical chief residents by ACGME defined categories (minimums). during 2017–18 for our residents at each postgraduate year (PGY) level.

2017–2018 Average Graduating Chief Resident Operative Experience

Category SBU Cases
Total Major Cases 1104
Total Major (Chief) 216
Total Major (Teach Assistant) 35
Skin & Soft Tissue 141
Head & Neck 94
Alimentary Tract 226
Abdominal 504
Vascular 61
Endocrine 35
Liver 16
Pancreas 20
Operative Trauma 10