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What are laparoscopic skills?


What are laparoscopic skills?

Laparoscopic skills are not an innate behavior, nor can they be easily mimicked, and can only be acquired through hands-on training. A consensus exists among physicians that establishment and evaluation of technical skill in surgical training programs are inadequate and in need of improvement.

What is FLS surgery?

FLS was designed for surgical residents, fellows and practicing physicians to learn and practice laparoscopic skills to have the opportunity to definitely measure and document those skills. The FLS Test measures cognitive knowledge, case/problem management skills and manual dexterity.

How long does FLS exam take?

How much time will it take to complete the FLS exam? You will have 90 minutes to complete the multiple-choice cognitive assessment. The manual skills assessment includes five designated skills administered on the FLS Trainer Box and lasts approximately 30-45 minutes. Both are administered by a trained FLS proctor.

What skills are required by a laparoscopic surgeon?

Characteristics of a Laparoscopic Surgeon

  • Specialist knowledge: is required for accurate diagnosis of a patient’s condition.
  • Good communication skills: Good communication skills are required to be a leader of your medical team and to speak with your patients and their families.

What does a laparoscopic surgeon do?

Laparoscopy is a type of surgical procedure that allows a surgeon to access the inside of the abdomen (tummy) and pelvis without having to make large incisions in the skin. This procedure is also known as keyhole surgery or minimally invasive surgery.

What happens if you fail FLS?

Retest Policy – If you fail one or both parts of the assessment, you only need to retake the portion of the exam that was not completed successfully (manual skills or cognitive), as long as it has been less than 18 months since your original exam date.