The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice. Members of the American College of Surgeons are referred to as “Fellows.” The letters FACS (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon's name mean that the surgeon's education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College. The College has more than 79,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world.
SIH Medical Group Otolaryngologist, Paul Schalch, MD at Center for Medical Arts in Carbondale was among 1,622 Initiates from around the world who became Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) during the Convocation ceremony at the College's 2013 annual Clinical Congress in Washington, DC in October. Dr. Schalch received a medical degree in 2002 from The National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City. Dr. Schalch has a strong professional interest in all aspects of otolaryngology (ENT) and head and neck surgery for adults and children.
We congratulate Dr. Paul Schalch in his initiation into the Fellows of the American College of Surgeons.