How does a doctor become a certified plastic surgeon?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
The normal career path for any doctor is to graduate medical school and then complete a residency, which is practical, on-the-job training in a hospital setting. The physicians who wish to become board certified in a particular field, such as plastic surgery, then do a second residency focusing solely on that area of practice. It is in this second residency that the doctor receives intensive training by experienced plastic surgeons. The doctor can then choose to attain special certifications in specific procedures. Ask which certifications your doctor has received and what techniques they use. It is important for any doctor to remain aware of the newest advancements in his or her area of expertise and to be knowledgeable of new technology and techniques. Plastic surgeons are required to maintain 150 hours of continued medical education (CME) every three years. This is important because these educational hours help to keep the surgeon current with new practices.
The Beverly Hills Shape: The Truth About Plastic Surgery

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The Beverly Hills Shape: The Truth About Plastic Surgery

Dr. Stuart Linder, Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, specializes in body sculpting procedures in the heart of Beverly Hills, California. Dr. Linder has trained in both general...

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