Dr. Lindsey Fleshman was among 2,125 Initiates from around the world who
became Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) during the Convocation
ceremony at the College’s virtual annual Clinical Congress 2020,
October 3-7. This year’s class of Initiates was among one of the
largest ever admitted into the College.
Dr. Fleshman received a medical doctorate in 2011 from Lincoln Memorial
University and is currently practicing at Good Samaritan Hospital located
in Vincennes, Indiana. In 2017, Dr. Fleshman attained board certification
from the American Board of Surgery. She has a strong professional interest
in Breast Surgery and holds membership in other professional societies,
including the Indiana Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and
the Association of Women Surgeons.
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 or appropriate certification by the
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; and must have been
in practice for at least one year at the time of his or her application.
Before admission into Fellowship, the surgeon must further demonstrate
ethical fitness and professional proficiency, and his or her acceptance
as a Fellow of the College must be approved by three-fourths of its Board
The Convocation ceremony was a highlight of the five-day virtual meeting,
which also featured reports on research-in-progress, panel discussions,
E-poster sessions, and technical exhibits. More than 32,000 registrants
from 155 countries logged in to participate in this year’s virtual Congress.
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 quality of care for 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 more than 82,000 members and is the
largest organization of surgeons in the world. For more information, visit: