The SAGES/ACS Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) Program is celebrating two major milestones in 2015 with the opening of International FLS Test Centers in France and Saudi Arabia and having issued a landmark 10,000 FLS certifications. These remarkable achievements follow on the heels of the FLS program’s 10-year anniversary last October. Expanding FLS training and certification […]
SAGES Annual Meeting 2015 FLS Testing available at the SAGES Annual Meeting 2015 in Nashville, TN! The FLS exam will be available by appointment at the SAGES Annual Meeting, April 15 – April 18, 2015 in Nashville, TN on the following dates: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Thursday, April 16, 2015 Friday, April 17, 2015 Before […]
FLS Testing available at the ACS Clinical Congress 2014 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California!
The FLS exam will be available by appointment at the ACS Clinical Congress Meeting, in San Francisco, CA on the following dates: Monday, October 27, 2014 Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Wednesday, October 29, 2014 For more information please click here.
New Cannulation Block with Simulated Catheters & Angiocath for Practice on the FLS Trainer System! As of April 2014, a new practice task developed by FLS committee co-chair Melina Vassiliou and colleagues at McGill University is now offered to use on the FLS Trainer System. The Cannulation Block with Simulated Catheters & Angiocath is now […]
New Pricing for Residency programs in the US and Canada! Please note US Residents must provide ACGME or AOA Program Accreditation Code when submitting an order form. Please click here for more information. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact our department, (310) 437-0544 ext. 137
Effective March 1, 2014, any test-taker wishing to retake one or both parts of the FLS exam that they did not complete successfully must do so within 18 months of their original exam date in order to be eligible for a retest voucher. Any test-taker wishing to retest more than 18 months from their original […]
SAGES is now accepting FLS Test Center applications from qualifying programs outside the U.S. and Canada! All applicants MUST review and agree to the FLS International Test Center Standards and Criteria prior to submitting an application. Please click here for more information, including links to the FLS International Test Center Standards and Criteria, application, and […]
Moving forward, due to the expiration of the Coviden grant, all costs of FLS must now be covered by those purchasing the materials and test vouchers in order that this be a sustainable program. Prices can be discounted by purchasing Educational Packages for groups of three, and having the purchase made by a member of […]
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.