Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES)

The SAGES Fundamentals of Endoscopic SurgeryTM (FES) program is a comprehensive educational and assessment tool designed to teach and evaluate the fundamental knowledge, clinical judgment and technical skills required in the performance of basic gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopic surgery (endoscopy). Our goal is to provide participants with an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of endoscopic surgery in a consistent, scientifically accepted format, and to test cognitive and technical skills – all with the goal of improving the quality of patient care.

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Certified Proctors

A photo of Linda Shaffer.
Linda Shaffer, C-TAGME
West Virginia University
Senior Residency Program Administrator, Office of Graduate Medical Education
Senior Residency Administrator, Medical Education
General Surgery Senior Residency Program Administrator, Surgery
A photo of Russell Doerr.
Russell "Rusty" Doerr, CHSE
West Virginia University
Lead Simulation Education Specialist, WV STEPS

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Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
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