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Operative experiences are wide-ranging, varying according to the needs of patients at the time that each resident is on service. Over the course of five years, a resident typically performs more than 1,100 operative procedures, including 200 major procedures during the fifth year. Residents are exposed to a wide variety of procedures, including a large number of laparoscopic procedures. Extensive and early first year operative experience is a hallmark of the program. The following charts show major procedure averages for our three Chief Residents as well an example of our early operative exposure for first year residents for 2016 to 2017:

Category Average 3 Graduating Chief Residents 2017 RRC Requirements for Residents Graduating in 2018
Skin, Soft Tissues and Breast 102 65
Head and Neck 56 25
Alimentary Tract 333 180
Abdomen 417 250
Liver 8 5
Pancreas 6 5
Vascular 93 50
Endocrine 17 15
Operative Trauma 18 10
Non-operative Trauma 27 40
Thoracic 37 20
Pediatrics 31 20
Plastics 8 10
Surgical Critical Care 78 40
Laparoscopic, Basic 260 100
Endoscopy Total 147 85
Upper Endoscopy 53 35
Colonoscopy 83 50
Laparoscopic Complex 106 75
Total Major Cases 1132 850
Chief Year Cases 212 200
Teaching Assistant Cases 36 25