Operative Experience

Education > Graduate Medical Education

With 23 major and 4 minor operating rooms, and a surgical volume of over 15,000 major cases per year at Good Samaritan Hospital alone, our chief residents graduate with no deficiencies in the number of procedures required by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in defined categories.  Starting in 2009 the ACGME mandated recording of colonoscopy and upper endoscopy procedures separately, instead of lumping them together under endoscopy.  Below is the average number of procedures for the graduating chiefs of 2016.

Procedure Name ACGME Number of Required
Cases Upon Graduation
Average Number of Procedures
Upon Graduation
Skin, Soft tissue, Breast

25

122

Head and Neck

24

45

Alimentary Tract

72

300

Abdominal

65

507

Liver

4

7

Pancreas

3

7

Vascular

44

150

Endocrine

8

26

Trauma (operative)

10

17

Trauma (non-operative)

20

69

Thoracic

15

20

Pediatric

20

26

Plastic

5

33

Laparoscopic (basic)

60

262

Laparoscopic (complex)

25

262

Endoscopy

85

122

Upper Endoscopy

35

50

Colonoscopy

50

71

Total Major

750

1,243

Total Chief

150

295

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