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Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS)
The FLS program contains a comprehensive, web-based, educational module; a hands-on, skills training component; and a two-part, assessment tool that are designed to teach the physiology, fundamental knowledge, and technical skills required in basic laparoscopic surgery.
The FLS program content has been endorsed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and is a joint educational offering of SAGES and ACS. FLS is CME accredited and has been mandated by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology as a prerequisite to completing their respective Board Exam applications.
Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES)
The FES program is the flexible endoscopy equivalent of the FLS program and sets a validated standard of understanding and skill in those studying flexible gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy. It is comprised of a web-based, educational module and a two-part assessment.
FES has been mandated by the American Board of Surgery as a pre-requisite to completing their Board Exam application.
Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE)
The FUSE program is comprised of an interactive, web-based, multimedia-enhanced, didactic curriculum and an online, multiple-choice exam designed to certify that an individual possesses the knowledge fundamental to the safe use of surgical energy-based devices in the operating room, endoscopy suite, and other procedural areas.
FUSE is both CME and CEU accredited.
The FES exam is also a two-part exam consisting of a multiple-choice test administered via computer plus a hands-on, skills test which is administered using a 3DSystems GI Mentor simulator. The entire exam takes approximately 2 hours to complete.
The FUSE exam consists solely of a computer-based, multiple-choice exam which takes 60-90 minutes to complete.
For further information on FLS visit www.flsprogram.org
For further information on FES visit www.fesprogram.org
For further information on FUSE visit www.fuseprogram.org