Why Choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon?
Dr. Partington is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. There are many Board Certifications and Society Memberships available to Plastic Surgeons. It can be quite confusing if you are looking to find the best surgeon suited to perform your desired procedure. As a general rule, Board Certifications and Society Memberships are a good thing but you should know that The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) is the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to certify surgeons in plastic surgery including plastic and reconstructive.
What does it take to become certified with The American Board of Plastic Surgery?
- Graduate of an accredited Medical School
- Complete at least 5 years of surgical training following medical school with a minimum of 2 years of plastic surgery residency training
- Passing of comprehensive oral and written exams
In the world of Plastic Surgery, there are certain benchmarks attained by Surgeons who have more education and/or experience and who have excelled in their field that you can look for to help ensure you are choosing the best Surgeon for you. Certification with the ABPS (American Board of Plastic Surgery®) is one of the most important.