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October 28, 2015 / drjamesfreije

Becoming a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Dedicated to providing high-quality care in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery, Dr. James Freije treats adults and children as an associate with Mount Nittany Physician Group in State College, Pennsylvania. An active member of his professional community, Dr. James Freije belongs to several organizations and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

An educational and scientific association, the ACS has been dedicated to improving surgical patient care and surgical standards since 1913. Members of the organization are granted a wide range of opportunities and benefits and may join at various levels. Fellows of the ACS are surgeons who agree to the ethical and professional standards of the ACS and have committed themselves to surgical practice. Fellowship fees for the United States and Canada are $200, while international fellowship fees vary depending on an applicant’s country of residence.

There are several requirements that a surgeon must meet for eligibility as an ACS Fellow. They must be certified by an American Surgical Specialty Board, have at least one year of practice experience following all formal training, and be on the surgical staff at a hospital without any pending actions. Additionally, applicants are expected to have a full surgical and medical license within the area they practice. The application process for becoming a Fellow can last for up to a year, and applications must include a surgical list of all cases completed during a 12-month period.

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