Dr. Alan Durkin is a true plastic surgeon that has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. The American Board of Plastic Surgery represents the pinnacle of training in American Plastic Surgery, and only people who have graduated from an accredited training program in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery are eligible for this credential. Unlike the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, or the American Board of Aesthetic Medicine, the American Board of Plastic Surgery is supported and ratified by the American Board of Medical Specialites (ABMS).
The American Board of Medical Specialties was formed in 1933, and it serves to regulate and maintain the highest standards of medical training and practice within the United States. The ABMS is THE STANDARD BEARER in medical education, and to be approved by the ABMS means that the American Board of Plastic Surgery either meets or exceeds all of the criteria set forth by ABMS.
The ABMS is the organization that defines what each medical specialty is, what is required to train and teach in that specialty, and then approves training programs that meet its standards to teach. They are the backbone of accredited medicine and surgery within the United States.
The only board certifications that are recognized by hospitals, universities, insurance companies, and government organizations are those that are approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
There are 24 boarded specialties recognized by ABMS, and they are listed to the right. The most recent board to be accepted into ABMS was the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics, sounded in 1991.
Pass the American Board of Plastic Surgery qualifying examination.
Once passing the American Board of Plastic Surgery Qualifying Examination, applicants are then required to report every single patient case thatthey do for a period of 9months to the American Board of Plastic Surgery(ABPS).
Pass the American Board of Plastic Surgery Certifying Examination.
It takes approximately 10 years of dedication to become a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
To compare, let's evaluate how one can becomes a graduate of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS). The following information was taken off of the AACS website.
At Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery in Vero Beach, Dr. Alan Durkin, Dr. Jimmy Chim and their team of providers deliver incredible results tailored to your needs in a relaxing and uplifting atmosphere. Learn more about the Ocean Drive difference by scheduling your one-on-one diagnostic consultation with Dr. Durkin or Dr. Chim today.
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