Department of Surgery

Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES)

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The SAGES Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES) 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).

The 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 the Simbionix GI Mentor Simulator.

The goal is 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.

Baylor College of Medicine is a Midwest Region test center for the FES exam. You must register for the FES exam through SAGES. Please visit the FES Program Website or consult the Exam Registration Guide for step-by-step instructions on how to register.

Once your appointment is confirmed, please bring the following to the FES Testing Session:

  1. FES Test Taker Authorization Code
  2. FES Test Taker Voucher with Voucher #
  3. Photo I.D.