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Typical Operative Experience of a General Surgery Resident

Defined CategoryRequired by ACGMEPerformed *
Skin and Soft Tissue25133
Breast4051
Head and Neck2569
Alimentary Tract180485
Abdomen250275
Vascular5077
Endocrine1545
Operative Trauma1089
Non-Operative Trauma40324
Thoracic2045
Pediatric20122
Plastic1037
Surgical Critical Care4045
Laparoscopic - Basic100229
Laparoscopic - Complex75162
Endoscopic85147
Total major cases as surgeon8501,426
Total major cases as surgeon chief200259
Total major cases as teaching assistant2577
*Actual numbers based on procedures performed by Dr. Ben Shepherd, 2018 graduate