Practice laparoscopic skills with MEDISIMU

Saturday, May 19, 2018

What Is FLS?

Program Mission

To provide surgical residents, fellows and practicing surgeons an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery in a consistent, scientifically accepted format; and to test cognitive, surgical decision-making, and technical skills, all with the goal of improving the quality of patient care.

Program Overview

FLS is a comprehensive web-based education module that includes a hands-on skills training component and assessment tool designed to teach the physiology, fundamental knowledge, and technical skills required in basic laparoscopic surgery.

FLS was designed for surgical residents, fellows and practicing surgeons 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.


Education has become increasingly more difficult to provide to one’s hospital staff. FLS is a complete and comprehensive educational package covering the basics of laparoscopic surgery.

FLS testing for your full-time surgical staff and attendings can give you an advantage with contracting, provides a credentialing tool and makes patients feel more confident.

FLS is designed to make a Department Chair’s life easier. FLS can be tailored to your institution. A variety of packages are available for one or for many. FLS provides you with a tool to run a more efficient department.

CME credit will be awarded only to those who successfully complete both the cognitive and skills components of the FLS exam.

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