SAGES Testing Programs

Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery

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The Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES), was designed for medical and surgical residents, fellows, practicing general surgeons, gastroenterologists, and other physicians to learn and test basic endoscopic skills required to form a foundation in the practice of flexible endoscopy.

Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery

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The Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS), was designed for surgical residents, fellows and practicing physicians to learn and practice laparoscopic skills to have the opportunity to definitely measure and document those skills. The FLS Test measures cognitive knowledge, case/problem management skills and manual dexterity. The FLS program content has been endorsed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and is a joint educational offering of SAGES and ACS. FLS is also CME accredited.

Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy

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The Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE), is an educational program comprised of an interactive web-based multimedia-enhanced didactic curriculum and an online multiple choice cognitive exam. The program is being designed to certify that a successful candidate has the demonstrated knowledge fundamental to the safe use of surgical energy-based devices in the operating room, endoscopic suite and other procedural areas.


For questions about any of these, please contact the SAGES office at 310-437-0544 ext.121.

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