The assessment component is a two-part, proctored exam that covers cognitive knowledge and manual skills. Both parts of the exam must be taken in one single test appointment.
The cognitive component is a timed multiple-choice exam administered via computer. It is designed to test the understanding and application of the basic fundamentals of endoscopy with emphasis on clinical judgment or intraoperative decision-making.
The manual skills component evaluates skills based on efficiency (speed) and precision (accuracy) of the surgeon’s maneuvers using the GI Mentor II or Bronch Mentor, a proprietary piece of hardware developed by Simbionix. The test consists of five simulation exercises incorporating most of the psychomotor skills necessary for basic GI endoscopic surgery.
Please refer to the following guide for instructions on how to register for the FES exam. Please note that while it appears you are only registering for the cognitive portion, you are signing up for the manual skills segment of the exam as well.