Simulation Education at Banner Health  

Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery


"Banner Simulation System is the only entity in Arizona that is approved to offer Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) testing."

FLS provides surgical residents, fellows and practicing surgeons an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery in a consistent, scientifically accepted format; and to test cognitive, surgical decision-making, and technical skills, all with the goal of improving the quality of patient care.

FLS was designed for surgical residents, fellows and practicing surgeons to learn and practice laparoscopic skills and to have the opportunity to definitely measure and document those skills.

The FLS Test measures cognitive knowledge, case/problem management skills and manual dexterity.

The FLS program content has been endorsed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and is a joint educational offering of SAGES and ACS.  FLS is also CME accredited.

Schedule a testing appointment with FLS 

Simulation Education at Banner Health
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