Resident Operative Experience

With 23 major and 4 minor operating room, 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 American 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 2023.

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

25

72

Breast  40 73
Mastectomy 5 50
 Axila 5 18
Head and Neck

25

36

Alimentary Tract

180

459

 Esophagus 5 18
 Stomach 15 85
 Small Intestine 25 49
 Large Intestine 40 112
Appendix  40 123
Anorectal  20 72
Abdominal

250

567

Biliary  85 252
Hernia  85 258
Liver

5

11

Pancreas

5

8

Vascular

50

62

Access  10 20
Anastomosis, Repair, Exposure, or Endarterectomy  10 25
Endocrine

15

16

Thyroid or Parathyroid  10 12
Trauma (operative)

10

20

Trauma (non-operative)

40

48

 Resuscitations as Team Leader 10 14
Thoracic

20

33

 Open Thoracotomy 5 9
Pediatric Surgery

20

25

Plastic Surgery

10

25

Surgical Critical Care 40 44
Laparoscopic (basic)

100

377

Laparoscopic (complex)

75

198

Endoscopy

85

122

Upper Endoscopy

35

62

Colonoscopy

50

58

Total Major Cases

850

1,346

Surgeon Chief Major Cases

200

347

Teaching Assistant Cases  25 44
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