TITLE of PROGRAM:
Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery
Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), Tampa, Florida
The Fundamentals of Endoscopic SurgeryTM (FESTM) program is a comprehensive educational and assessment tool designed to teach and evaluate the fundamental knowledge, clinical judgment and technical skills required in the performance of basic gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopic surgery (endoscopy). Our goal is to provide participants with an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of endoscopic surgery in a consistent, scientifically accepted format, and to test cognitive and technical skills – all with the goal of improving the quality of patient care.
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. FES is meant to set a validated benchmark of understanding and skill in basic endoscopy.
The educational module consists of a web-based multimedia presentation of didactic content. The FES test measures cognitive knowledge and judgment, and uses a virtual reality platform to evaluate fundamental technical skills. Those who successfully complete both the educational and assessment components will have demonstrated the basic knowledge, judgment and technical skills fundamental to the performance of endoscopic surgery.
USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS)  in conjunction with the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine  Department of Surgery has been approved by SAGES as a FES Test Center in Tampa, Florida. An FES proctor is available by appointment. First time test takers and re-test takers must register on-line for the FES exam.
TARGET AUDIENCE (WHO SHOULD ATTEND?)
FES was designed for medical and surgical residents, fellows, practicing general surgeons, gastroenterologists, and other physicians.
To learn more about the FES program please visit the FES web site .