Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery


The Simulation Core is a Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery U.S.-Midwest Region testing site

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The SAGES Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES) Program was designed to teach and assess the physiology, anatomy and fundamental knowledge and technical skills required to practice flexible endoscopic surgery of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The FES Program is comprised of an interactive web-based multimedia-enhanced didactic curriculum component and a two-part validated assessment made up of:

  • A web-based multiple choice exam for evaluating cognitive knowledge
  • A virtual reality platform to evaluate fundamental technical and psychomotor skills

For more information about the FES program go to

You must register for the FES Exam through SAGES FES Program.

The Simulation Core administers the FES exam to both BCM clinicians and those from other institutions.

To make a testing appointment contact: Dr. Nilson Salas

Testing Center Address: 
Baylor College of Medicine
Simulation Core
One Baylor Plaza
416SA Cullen Building
Houston, Texas 77030

The FES testing center is located on the fourth floor of the Cullen Building on Baylor College of Medicine’s main campus. Parking is available in TMC Garage 4. There is a turn-around drive and fountain at the main entrance. Once through security, turn right and take the elevator to the fourth floor; turn left out of the elevator. Walk down the corridor until you come to the “C” Corridor to your left. There will be two double doors. Please ring the doorbell, and someone will greet you.  

Bring the following items:

  • Photo Identification
  • Test Authorization Code
  • Test Voucher (not expired)