The General Surgery Residency Program provides sufficient operative experience to assure qualified and competent surgeons, taking into account individual capability and rate of progress. The volume and variety of the operative experience of residents over the course of the program assures that they receive a balanced experience in each of the essential content areas of general surgery.

Procedure Category ACGME Required AU MCG Experience
Skin and Soft Tissue  25 41
Breast  40 41
    Mastectomy  5 20
    Axilla 5 8
Head and Neck  25 72
Alimentary Tract  180 253
    Esophagus  5 9
    Stomach  15 36
    Small Intestine 25 39
    Large Intestine  40 84
    Appendix  40 51
    Anorectal  20 34
Abdominal  250 296
    Biliary  85 85
    Hernia 85 97
    Liver  5 15
    Pancreas  5 11
Vascular  50 231
    Access  10 50
    Anastomosis, Repair, Exposure, or Endarterectomy  10 57
Endocrine  15 29
    Thyroid or parathyroid  10 28
Operative Trauma  10 40
Non-Operative Trauma  40 81
    Team Leader Resuscitation  10 10
Thoracic  20 50
    Open Thoracotomy  5 9
Pediatric  20 111
Plastic  10 12
Surgical Critical Care  40 41
Laparoscopic - Basic  100 137
Endoscopy  85 168
    Upper Endoscopy  35 70
    Colonoscopy  50 83
Laparoscopic - Complex  75 150
Total Major Cases 850 1088
    Surgeon Chief 200 328
    Teaching Asst. 25 57