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Shindel initiated into American College of Surgeons

Stuart Shindel, M.D., general surgery, 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.

Dr. Shindel practices at Carroll Surgical Specialists in Westminster. He received a medical doctorate in 2001 from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. In 2008, he attained board certification from the American Board of General Surgery. Dr. Shindel is fellowship trained and has a strong professional interest in minimally invasive surgery.

By meeting the College's stringent membership requirements, Fellows of the College have earned the distinguished 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; must possess certification by an American surgical specialty or board; 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.

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