UT Faculty Member Inititated Into Fellowship

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Omran Abul-Khoudoud, MD recently became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons at its annual Clinical Congress in Chicago.

Omran Abul-Khoudoud, MD recently became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons at its annual Clinical Congress in Chicago. Dr. Abul-Khoudoud is an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and serves as associate program director for the university’s Vascular Surgery Fellowship program.

The American College of Surgeons is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. By meeting its stringent membership requirements, Fellows have earned the right to use the designation of “F.A.C.S.” (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after their names. 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; and must have been in practice in the same geographic location for at least one year at the time of his/her application. Before admission into Fellowship, the surgeon must further demonstrate ethical fitness and professional proficiency, and his/her acceptance as a Fellow must be approved by three-fourths of the College’s Board of Regents.

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.