Residency Training in General Surgery

OPERATIVE EXPERIENCE

Based on the past year's surgical statistics, each resident can reasonably expect to be actively involved in approximately 250 operative cases per year, supervised at all times by a member of the full-time or voluntary faculty. Residents keep an up-to-date record of their own operative experience on the ACGME website. Cases are then tabulated and kept as part of their permanent record. The table below summarizes the average operative experience during 200910 for our residents at each postgraduate year (PGY) level.

200910 Resident Operative Experience*

Level
PGY-5
PGY-4
PGY-3
PGY-2
PGY-1
    
Majors
350
300
250
200
100
    
Minors
15
54
35
62
72
    
Assists
  12
  89
  97
186
112
    
Total
377
443
382
448
284

* All cases performed are always supervised by attending full-time
          or voluntary surgical staff.
Major cases in which the resident is given primary responsibility
          in performing that case.
Minor cases in which the resident is given primary responsibility
          in performing that case.
All cases in which the resident acts as a 1st assistant.



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