SAGES – Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery

Developed by FES /SAGES

 

Developed by FES /SAGES

The Fundamentals of Endoscopic SurgeryTM (FES) program is comprised of two components: education and assessment. The educational piece is a web-based, didactic presentation consisting of 13 interactive, cognitive, content chapters covering basic diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, using rich text, images, and illustrations. The assessment portion contains both a multiple-choice exam and a performance-based manual skills assessment to evaluate technical and psychomotor skills. The skills exam is performed on a virtual reality simulator, the GI Bronch or GI Express, both proprietary pieces of hardware developed by 3D Systems|Simbionix.

It is our mission to provide residents, gastroenterologists, and surgeons-in-practice with an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of gastrointestinal endoscopy in a consistent, scientifically accepted format and to provide a tool to test cognitive knowledge, technical skills, and clinical judgment, all with the overarching goal of improving the quality of patient care.

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