Ø Graduation from an accredited medical school in the U.S. or Canada, or certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.
Ø Satisfactory completion of a residency/fellowship training program in the area of expertise.
Ø Attestation by the director of the training program to the individualís surgical skills, ethics and professionalism.
Ø Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in the U.S. or Canada
Ø Successful completion of a written examination, which assesses an individualís knowledge of general surgery and/or the specialty.
Ø Successful completion of an oral examination, which is designed to evaluate surgical judgment and decision-making. Candidates are interviewed by experienced surgeons who assess their ability to diagnose and treat diverse problems in surgery, as well as manage potential complications.