Dec 10, 2009 -
MANCHESTER, CONNECTICUT - Vascular surgeon Christopher M. Bulger, MD, FACS, an active member of the Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN) Medical Staff, was among 1,259 Initiates worldwide, who became Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) during convocation ceremonies at the College's 95th annual Clinical Congress in Chicago.
Dr. Bulger received his medical degree in 1998 from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. In 2004, he attained board-certification from the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Bulger has a strong professional interest in vascular surgery and holds membership in other professional societies, including The Society for Vascular Surgery and The New England Vascular Surgery Society.
By meeting the College's stringent membership requirements, Fellows of the College have earned the distinguished right to use the designation of "FACS" (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after their names. An applicant for Fellowship must be a graduate of an approved medical school; must have completed advanced training in one of the 14 surgical specialties recognized by the College; must possess certification by an American surgical specialty board; and must have been in practice in the same geographic location for at least one year at the time of application. Before admission into Fellowship, the surgeon must further demonstrate ethical fitness and professional proficiency. Acceptance as a Fellow of the College must be approved by three-fourths of its Board of Regents.
The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and to improve the care of the surgical patient. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has approximately 77,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world.