Operative Experience

Our 2018-2019  graduate case log demonstrates the high operative volume that our residency offers. Each resident exceeded all requirements mandated by the ACGME and RRC for surgical education.  Our residents are exposed to wide variety of complex tertiary care training at both Rush and Stroger Hospital, in addition to a busy community hospital experience at Rush Oak Park Hospital. We believe that the wide variety of complex pathology and patient presentations encountered at our training sites is unsurpassed. Featured below are statistics regarding the competative operative experience our residents obtain.

Category Minimum Requirement Average 2019
Skin, soft tissue  25 56
Breast 40 109
Head and neck 25 44
Alimentary tract 180 255
Abdomen 250 342
Liver 5 11
Pancreas 5 8
Vascular 50 110
Endocrine 15 30

Trauma

Operative trauma

Non-operative trauma

 

10

40

 

29

60

Thoracic 20 21
Pediatric 20 23
Plastic 10 17

Laparoscopy 

Basic

Complex

 

100

75

 

186

104

Endoscopy 85 127
Total major 850 1000
Chief resident cases 200 276
Total major cases as TA 25 38