New Retest Policy for FLS

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 […]

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.

FLS Public Registry is now live!

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 […]

Key Policy Change for FLS

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 […]

ACS and SAGES Recommend FLS Certification for General Surgeons Who Perform Laparoscopy!

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 […]

The Canadian Association of General Surgeons has endorsed the FLS program!

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 […]