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American College of Surgeons Initiates Jamaican-American Surgeon

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Dr. Michael A. Hill, former student and head boy of Wolmer’s Boys’ School in Kingston, Jamaica, was among 1,336 initiates from around the world who became Fellows of the American College of the Surgeons during convocation ceremonies at the college’s recent 91st annual Clinical Congress in San Francisco.

Presently residing in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Hill received a medical doctorate in 1994 from the University of Florida and is currently practicing at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg. In 2001 he attained board certification from the American Board of Surgery. Hill has a professional interest in laparoscopy, trauma, and cancer and holds membership in other professional societies, including the Southeastern Surgical Society and the S.C. Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Hill also serves as the cancer liaison for Orangeburg County and the Mabry Center for Cancer Care.

By meeting the ACS’s stringent requirements, Fellows have earned the right to use “F.A.C.S.” (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after their names. Applicants for fellowship must be a graduate of an approved medical school, have completed advanced training in one of the 14 surgical specialties recognized by the college and have been in practice in the same geographic location for at least one year at the time of his or her application.

Hill’s family, including his mother, Yvonne, and father, Tyrone, and siblings reside in Miami, Florida.

American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standard of surgical practice and to improve the care of the surgical patient. It is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery and is an advocate for all surgical patients. The college has more than 69,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world.

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