Fellows of the American College of Surgeons meet stringent ethical, educational and training requirements for membership.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2012
Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon Dr. Raffi Hovsepian was among 1,591 Initiates from around the world who became Fellows of the American College of Surgeons during convocation ceremonies at the College’s recent 97th annual Clinical Congress in San Francisco. Fellows of the American College of Surgeons meet stringent ethical, educational and training requirements for membership, and as a Fellow Dr. Hovsepian earns the right to use the designation "F.A.C.S." after his name.
"I've long had a strong professional interest in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery," states Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Hovsepian, who holds membership in other professional societies including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS). "My interest and focus on this field has led me to attain certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and the European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (EBOPRAS)," he adds, making him Triple Board Certified as a surgeon.
In addition to attaining these three distinguished board certifications, he has been indoctrinated into American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), an accomplishment achieved by only a handful of surgeons.
Dr. Raffi Hovsepian's Education and Training
Dr. Hovsepian received a Bachelor in Science degree at the University of California, Irvine, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He then went to the prestigious Chicago Medical School where he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree and completed two Masters in Science, Pathology and Physiology; graduating in the top 10% of his class.
Prior to training in plastic surgery, Dr. Hovsepian completed his residency and was certified by the American Board of Surgery (ABS) in general surgery at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, where he graduated as the Chief Resident. He completed his fellowship in plastic surgery at the world renowned Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Institute at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. Prior to concluding his nine years of formal training, Dr. Hovsepian completed subspecialty fellowships in aesthetic surgery of the nose, face, breast and body.
About the American College of Surgeons Initiation Ceremony
The convocation ceremony was the highlight of the five-day Congress at which initiation into ACS Fellowship took place. The Congress also featured reports on research-in-progress, postgraduate courses, panel discussions, symposia, and scientific and industrial exhibits. Total estimated attendance at the Congress was 13,982, including approximately 8,900 physicians. Allied health professional and members of the scientific and consumer media also attended the meeting.
More About F.A.C.S. Membership
An applicant for Fellowship must be a graduate of an approved medical school; must have completed advanced training in one of the 14 surgical specialties recognized by the College; must possess certification by an American surgical specialty board or appropriate certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; and must have been in practice in the same geographic location for at least one year at the time of his or her application. Before admission into Fellowship, the surgeon must further demonstrate ethical fitness and professional proficiency, and his or her acceptance as a Fellow of the College must be approved by three-fourths of its Board of Regents.
About the American College of Surgeons
The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and to improve the care of the surgical patient. The college is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 78,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world.
For more details on Dr. Hovsepian’s scope of expertise please visit his website at http://www.RHMD.com.