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.
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 […]
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 […]