FLS certification and ABOG certification

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) candidates have until mid-December 2020 to complete FLS certification if they are completing their residency in the 2020-21 academic year and plan to begin the certification process and apply for the 2021 ABOG Specialty Qualifying Examination (QE).  Application for certification for the Specialty QE is not tied to […]

Test Center Closings Due to COVID-19

Amid growing concerns over COVID-19, many FLS, FES, and FUSE Test Centers are temporarily closing and cancelling upcoming exam appointments. We want to make you aware of the following: If your upcoming exam appointment is cancelled, you will receive an email alerting you of the cancellation. Test takers affected by test center closings will be […]

ABOG Announces New Eligibility Requirement for Board Certification

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) announced today that it is adding a new requirement – Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS™) – for physicians seeking board certification that will ensure that diplomates possess critical skills for the contemporary practice of obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN).  The new requirement will apply to residents graduating after […]

FLS is featured in a TED talk by Steven Schwaitzberg

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.

Study on FLS usefulness for practicing surgeons

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.