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MU Physician Sharon Bachman Initiated as Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Sharon Bachman, MD, an assistant professor with the University of Missouri School of Medicine, was recently initiated as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Her convocation ceremony was held during the ACS 95th annual Clinical Congress from Oct. 11 to Oct. 15, 2009, in Chicago.

The FACS designation signifies Bachman has passed a rigorous evaluation and met the ACS membership requirements for education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence and ethical conduct. She has earned the right to use the designation FACS after her name.

Sharon Bachman, MD
An FACS applicant must be a graduate of an approved medical school; must have completed advanced training in one of the 14 surgical specialties recognized by ACS; must possess certification by an American surgical specialty board or appropriate certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; and must have been in practice in the same geographic region for at least one year at the time of his or her application.

Bachman received her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1998 and attained board certification from the American Board of Surgery in 2006. She completed a residency at the University of Connecticut and fellowships at The Johns Hopkins University and University of Missouri before joining the faculty in MU's Hugh E. Stephenson Jr. Department of Surgery in 2007. She has a professional interest in minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery and advanced hernia repairs. She also is a member of the American Hernia Society, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons and the Boone County Medical Society.

There are approximately 1,070 current and retired Fellows of the American College of Surgeons in Missouri. ACS is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and to improve care of the surgical patient. ACS has approximately 77,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. For more information, visit
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