Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) Program

FLS Logo FLS is a comprehensive program that includes a CD-ROM-based learning module and a hands-on skills training component with a validated assessment tool designed to teach the physiology, fundamental knowledge and technical skills required in basic laparoscopic surgery.

The FLS program is a two-part proctored exam (cognitive and manual). The cognitive part is a 75 multiple-choice computer based exam. It is designed to test the understanding and application of the basic fundamentals of laparoscopy.   The manual skills test consists of five simulation exercises that incorporate and represent most of the skills for basic laparoscopic surgery.  Both exams are timed. 

Our Lab is equipped with the latest technology for laparoscopic training and one of only nine FLS testing centers in the Southeast region.   Please call 919-966-4653 for more information.

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