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ACGME defined minimums effective January 2020

Defined category minimums, and discreet cases within each category, are in effect for residents graduating in 2018. Beginning with the January 2020 ACGME annual program review, the Review Committee will use these defined minimums to assess graduate Case Logs. 


Defined Category Minimum Numbers



Effective October 2, 2018 it will be mandatory to consult CURES 2.0 prior to prescribing, ordering, administering, or furnishing a Schedule II–IV controlled substance per California law.


As a reminder, all licensed prescribers in California must be registered for access to CURES  2.0.


If you have not already done so, you must register (for free) at --> LINK

If already registered, confirm your current user ID and password are valid by logging into CURES 2.0 at --> LINK

New Trauma Code

Trauma team lead/resuscitation codes should be logged in ACGME with the new case log code 92950

New Case Minimums

New Case Minimums for General Surgery Residents

Effective 2017-2018 academic year:

  • At least 850 operative procedures in five years as operating surgeon
  • At least 200 operative procedures in the chief resident year
  • At least 40 cases in surgical critical care, with at least one in each category

The RRC-Surgery's new defined category minimum numbers.

 The ABS will also change training requirements to be consistent with the RRC-Surgery.

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