The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the Residency Review Committee for surgery have established guidelines outlining the minimum number of operative procedures and general content areas of general surgery.

The volume and variety of operative experience at Memorial Health University Medical Center provides a balanced experience in each of the essential content areas of general surgery. These defined categories are head and neck, breast, skin and soft tissues, alimentary tract, abdomen, vascular system, endocrine system, management of trauma/critical care, emergency surgery, and transplantation. The program and faculty take into account individual capability and rate of progress to ensure sufficient operative experience to produce qualified and competent surgeons.

The following tables depict numbers and types of operative cases performed by our graduating residents.

Procedure Volume by 2017 Chief Residents Compared to ACGME Requirements

  ACGME Requirement Chief A Chief B Chief C Chief D Chief E
Liver 4 16 15 14 13 23
Pancreas 3 8 12 13 17 8
Lap B 60 237 169 137 233 126
Pediatric 20 41 45 74 50 21
Vascular 44 137 195 135 274 299

Graduating Resident Avg. Operative Experience 2007-2017 Total Major Cases

Year Total Cases
2007 1163
2008 1002
2009 1238
2010 1360
2011 1079
2012 1157
2013 1135
2014 1393
2015 1050
2016 924
2017 1076