FES Exam at your Institution

The current pandemic situation has resulted in a lack of testing availability at current FES Test Centers. However, SAGES and 3D Systems – Simbionix have found a way to temporarily allow institutions with multiple residents needing to take the FES exam to rent the exam modules and administer the exam at their institution. Your sim lab MUST already have a GI Bronch or GI Express in order to take advantage of this option. We are happy to be able to offer you this temporary opportunity to privately administer the exam onsite at your facility.

You will be required to have the following:

  • An internet connection
  • A temporary proctor candidate.
    • This person will need to complete some online training modules as well as attend a one-hour webinar. Training is to be done 7-10 days prior to the testing week.
    • Must be someone who works in the skills lab and/or has experience with the GI Mentor.
    • Will need to monitor each test taker for the entire exam (skills and written portions). This will take approximately 2-1/2 to 3 hours per test taker.
    • Will need to coordinate with SAGES regarding scheduling and registering of test takers.
  • Two computer stations for administering the written portion of the exam.
  • Dedicated times for testing where the room(s) housing the simulator and computers are; should not be used by anyone else during exam.
  • All test takers will need to have purchased a valid testing voucher from SAGES prior to the exam date.

If you are interested in this option, please contact your 3D Systems sales representative or Chad Osinski at Chad.Osinski@3DSystems.com. Once they have received payment, we will supply you with a link to the FES Exam Date Request Form, which must be submitted at least six (6) weeks prior to the testing week you are requesting. SAGES staff will then work directly with you to schedule the testing and Temporary Proctor training.

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