Achieving Recognition via Examination
There is no single program of greater importance to the future of facial plastic surgery than the examination program. As a measure of knowledge and skills, this psychometrically validated examination offers the most demonstrable evidence of this subspecialty’s successful commitment to setting its own standards and creating a mechanism to determine which individuals meet these standards.
The examination, which is administered by the ABFPRS, is the concluding activity of the AAFPRS Foundation fellowship program. As such, it plays an integral role in helping the subspecialty to achieve its mission, that is, to improve the quality of care available to the public.
To assure that funds are perpetually available for continued development of the fellowship examination program, the campaign seeks $1.25 million.
Goal $1.25 million
“To me, it was absolutely necessary that facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons establish their own
criteria for professionality, conduct, [and] performance. There might have been some question in certain individuals’ minds as to whether our examination program was ever necessary, but I can tell you in my opinion, it was not only necessary, but you simply could not get along without it today.”
John J. Conley, MD
“Formal recognition of this subspecialty nationwide is without doubt a direct result of the success of our examination program.”
J. Regan Thomas, MD
“The examination gives patients confidence in your qualifications. It shows you have exceeded minimum standards to advance your training.”
Brian P. Driscoll, MD
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