Dr. Landon McLain Joins The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery… In a Very Big Way!
Dr. Landon McLain has recently been named as a board examiner for the prestigious American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) starting October 2012. This honor recognizes Dr. McLain as one of the leading cosmetic surgeons in the nation and serves as an endorsement by his peers and other cosmetic surgeons throughout the United States for his commitment to the field of cosmetic surgery and the education of surgeons striving to challenge the Board for the distinction of diplomate status.
“ I am deeply honored to be asked to become a board examiner for the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. It has taken a great deal of time and hard work to become a diplomate myself and I look forward to giving back to a wonderful organization that strives to maintain the highest level of professional standards in the specialty of cosmetic surgery.”
Becoming a diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is a significant professional achievement and honor. Diplomates must strive to represent the high ethical and moral standards of the ABCS and to support the Board activities for the advancement of the specialty of cosmetic surgery. Diplomates agree to adhere to the ABCS and AMA guidelines regarding the ethical practice of cosmetic surgery, including advertising and representations to the public, and to practice the highest standard of patient care and safety at all times. The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (“ABCS”) is the only certifying board that evaluates and certifies doctors exclusively in cosmetic surgery. In order to be board certified by the ABCS, a doctor must do the following:
1. Satisfactorily complete specialty residency training and be board certified in one of the following surgical specialties: Dermatology; General Surgery; Obstetrics and Gynecology; Opthamology/Oculoplastic Surgery; Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (with MD degree); Otolaryngology; or Plastic Surgery.
2. Complete a one or two year fellowship program concentrated solely in cosmetic surgery (the fellowship route), or alternatively, demonstrate vast experience in the field of cosmetic surgery through the performance as primary surgeon of 1,000 documented cosmetic surgical cases in the 6 year period preceding certification (the experience route).
3. Perform at least 100 documented cosmetic procedures following the completion of a one-year cosmetic surgery fellowship program (50 documented cosmetic procedures following the completion of a two-year cosmetic surgery fellowship program) in the 12 month period preceding certification.
4. Pass a stringent 2-day oral and written examination.
5. Be of good moral character.
For more information on the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery please visit http://www.americanboardcosmeticsurgery.org.