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 […]