Department of Surgery

Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE)

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The SAGES Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE) program is an educational program comprised of an interactive web-based multimedia-enhanced didactic curriculum and an online multiple-choice cognitive exam. The program is being designed to certify that a successful candidate has the demonstrated knowledge fundamental to the safe use of surgical energy-based devices in the operating room, endoscopic suite, and other procedural areas.


FUSE Program with Accreditation Exam


Anyone may take the exam, including allied healthcare professionals, medical students, non-medical professionals, and others with less than 1-year of clinical experience in the operating room; however, the exam is recommended for licensed physicians (including M.D., D.O., and MBBS), surgical technicians, and nurses, who have at least 1 year of OR experience. Reviewing the FUSE online didactic material and completing the Accreditation Exam provides up to 12 CME/CEU credits.

Baylor College of Medicine is a Southwest Region test center for the FUSE exam. You must register for the FUSE exam through SAGES. Please visit the FUSE 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 FUSE Testing Session:

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