FUNDAMENTALS TESTING AT TEST CENTERS STARTS BACK UP JUNE 1

To all FLS, FES and FUSE Test Center Champions and Proctors, Starting June 1st, SAGES will allow all test centers to resume fundamentals testing. Test centers that are ready to offer testing must be able to accommodate both internal and external test candidates. Test centers will be allowed to remain closed beyond June 1st at […]

UPDATED APRIL 29, 2020: COVID-19 UPDATE: FLS, FES AND FUSE TEST TAKERS

Updated April 29, 2020:  SAGES has made the decision to extend FLS, FES, and FUSE Test Center closures through May 31st, 2020. All exams scheduled during this time have been cancelled. Some test centers have already chosen to remain closed beyond May 31st. A list of those centers can be found at FLS/FES/FUSE Test Center Closings Rescheduling Test takers are […]

COVID-19 UPDATE: FLS, FES and FUSE Test Takers

SAGES has made the decision to temporarily close all FLS, FES and FUSE test centers amid growing concerns over COVID-19. This decision was made after thoughtful discussion with the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG). The closure will be effective starting Friday, March 27 and continue through Thursday, […]

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 […]

New FLS International Test Centers!

Congratulations to the following International locations on becoming official FLS Test Centers! American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon Johnson & Johnson Institution Beijin, Chayoang District, China College of Physicians & Surgeons – Pakistan, Karachi-Lahore-Islamabad, Sindh-Punjab-Federal Capital, Pakistan For a complete list and map of our FLS Test Centers and step-by-step instructions on how to […]

FLS Trainer Box Announcement

Recently, VTI Medical sent out an email blast announcing a repair service for laparoscopic trainer boxes. Although the images in this email may look familiar to those of you who have been involved with FLS,  SAGES is no longer associated with VTI Medical for FLS testing. Therefore, if you have an older trainer box in […]

SAGES-ACS Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery™ (FLS) announces new supplier for the FLS Trainer Box and Accessories

SAGES-ACS Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery™ (FLS) announces new supplier for the FLS Trainer Box and Accessories. The committee overseeing the FLS Program, a joint educational program of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and The American College of Surgeons (ACS) will be granting exclusive rights for the manufacture and sale of the […]

FLS Opens International Test Centers, Issues 10,000th Certification

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 […]