CAPE GIRARDEU, MO–The American College of Endocrinology (ACE), the educational and scientific arm of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), inducted Ahmad Z. Sheikh, MD, FACE, ECNU, CCD, of Cape Diabetes and Endocrinology as a Fellow during a special ceremony at the 20th annual AACE Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress in Philadelphia, a press release from the St. Francis Medical Centre informed.
Designation as a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE) means an endocrinologist has achieved a level of training and experience consistent with the high standards established and adopted by the clinical endocrinology specialty.To be accepted into the College, Sheikh had to be a member in good standing of AACE and meet the qualifications of one of five routes to FACE distinction. He is the only endocrinologist in the area with the FACE designation.
â€œI appreciate the support I received from the administration at Saint Francis in seeking this distinction,â€ says Sheikh. â€œSaint Francis encourages us as physicians to continually excel and further our education in our areas of expertise in order to provide state-of-the-art patient care.â€
Approximately 98 endocrinologists from the United States and other countries were inducted during the ceremony. All pledged â€œto preserve and maintain the highest traditions and precepts of their professional calling.â€