When a doctor becomes board-certified, they have accomplished a tremendous task. When they are able to go as far as being double board-certified, it shows that they have a commitment to their work. A double board-certified plastic surgeon has shown that they take their craft seriously. They need to dedicate years of their life not only to study but also to improve their work in the real world.
Before a doctor can become board-certified, they have to spend years at a university. Once their university training is complete, they have to get a degree from a medical school. But this does not mean that their training has come to an end. Next, they have to engage in a residency program, which can last as long as five years.
Once the cosmetic surgeon finishes their residency program, they can go on to become board-certified. But there’s a catch. Their board certification can only happen in the specialty in which they received their residency specialty. A board certification proves that a physician has the competency and the understanding of medicine needed to meet or exceed the standards that the board has set out in that particular field.
In order to become board-certified, a plastic surgeon needs to go through many rigorous exams. It must also be pointed out that just because a surgeon receives board certification does mean that they can hold on to it for the rest of their life. In fact, they need to go back to school repeatedly to get additional training. They need to take additional tests. They need to receive additional training, and they need to prove that they are up to date with the latest medical technology. In addition to learning about technology, they need to show that the work they do is up to the latest standards when it comes to safety and ethical practices.
In addition to being able to qualify for certification from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a plastic surgeon needs a good history of providing high-quality care for their patients. Finally, they have to prove that they understand, agree with and can follow the board’s code of ethics.
As it’s clear to see, becoming a board-certified doctor is not easy. Becoming a double board-certified plastic surgeon is a phenomenal feat. It requires hard work, dedication and a desire to be the best and provide the best for the patient.
For this reason, if you want the best care possible, look for a double board-certified plastic surgeon such as Zachary Farris MD. Contact our office in Dallas to find out how our trusted plastic surgeon can help you.