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What does F.A.C.S mean?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by ducam, Jul 30, 2003.

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  1. ducam

    ducam Pearl Diver 10+ Year Member

    Mar 6, 2001
    Chico, Ca
    What does F.A.C.S mean? It is the only thing i can't seem to find.
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  3. scifi

    scifi Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2003
    fluorescent activated cell sorting?? either that or i think i've seen it on a surgeon's placard before (not sure what that's for). facial and cranial surgery????
  4. SM-UCLA tech

    SM-UCLA tech CCOM MS4 soon OB/Gyn PGY1 7+ Year Member

    Sep 22, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    it's the specialty boards designation.

    F.A.C.S means that a doctor is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

    this means that person is "board certified". It is not a requirement to become board certified. But if you want to practice in many hospitals or an academic setting it usually is required. Sometimes you are expected to be "board eligible" before a hospital will grant a physician privileges.

    Most surgical specialties have a written and oral examination which are conducted at different times and often different locations. Other specialties have just a written exam.
  5. carrigallen

    carrigallen 16th centry dutch painter 10+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2003
    also Freshman Assistance Committee of Students
  6. Dr. Xavier

    Dr. Xavier I can read your mind 7+ Year Member

    Jul 24, 2003
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    Fake a$$ cum shot.

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