Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS)


Fundamentals of Laproscopic Surgery



Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), Tampa, Florida



The Fundamentals of 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 assessment includes two components, a computer-based assessment and a performance-based manual skills assessment. The FLS program content has been endorsed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and is a joint educational offering of Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and ACS. The FLS program has also been mandated by the American Board of Surgery (ABS) for all graduating surgical residents beginning in the 2009-2010 academic year. 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 laparoscopic surgery. The FLS program isalso CME accredited.

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 FLS Test Center in Tampa, Florida. An FLS proctor is available by appointment. First time test takers and re-test takers must register on-line for the FLS exam.



This CE activity is designed to meet the educational needs of surgical residents, fellows and practicing surgeons.


For information on how to register please click here.







For questions, please contact the SAGES office at 310-437-0544 ext.121 or Nikki Campbell at To learn more about the FLS program please visit the FLS web site.