The CSF FLS Testing schedule is up and available for test takers to start scheduling their exam in Webassessor. Click here for registration instructions. Please use the following information when scheduling your exam: The Test Center name is CAGS Canadian Surgery Forum (CSF 2013) Ottawa Convention Centre Room location TBD 55 Colonel By Drive Ottawa, ON Canada K1N 9J2 Testing [...]
Steven Schwaitzberg, MD and Past President of SAGES gave a TED talk recently about the need for a universal translator to help train surgeons for the FLS test. Worth watching.
Exam Verifies Laparoscopic Competency for Practicing Surgeons Research suggests FLS should be mandatory for residents and practicing surgeons alike. Read this report from General Surgery News.
FLS now publishes a listing of those who have successfully completed the FLS exam. Each person passing the FLS exam has the choice to be listed on the Registry or to remain unlisted. The FLS Registry will list the test taker’s name, year of FLS completion, and, National Provider Identification number if available. The [...]
The Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) Program is an educational module and assessment tool to evaluate the fundamental knowledge, clinical judgment and technical skills required in the performance of basic laparoscopy. Over 5,000 certificates have been issued for successful completion since 2004. FLS is now widely utilized to better ensure surgeons possess relevant laparoscopic knowledge [...]
FLS testing available at the upcoming ACS Clinical Congress and SAGES Meeting In addition to year-round testing at our regional test centers, the FLS exam will be available by appointment at the ACS Clinical Congress Meeting, October 7 – October 10, 2013 in Washington, D.C. as well as the SAGES Meeting, April 2 - April [...]
We’re very pleased to announce ACS and SAGES Recommend FLS Certification for General Surgeons Who Perform Laparoscopy. See below for full press release and statement: ACS and SAGES Recommend FLS Certification for General Surgeons Who Perform Laparoscopy The only validated measure of surgeon’s knowledge and skills related to the most widely performed surgeries in the [...]
Effective March 12, 2012 the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) is pleased to announce that they have granted exclusive rights for the sale and fulfillment of Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery™ (FLS) Training Simulator, accessories and supplies to Venture Technologies, Inc of North Billerica, MA. SAGES and Venture Technologies, Inc will also be [...]
We’re very pleased to announce the Canadian Association of General Surgeons supports and endorses the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) Program for both surgeons and surgeons in training. See below for their full statement in the Winter 2012 CAGS newsletter: CAGS Endorsement Statement of the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) Program “The Canadian Association of [...]
CME – The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. FLS 2.0 is accredited for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM, which are also designated as self-assessment CME credit, applicable to Part 2 of [...]