Akron General residents and medical students have the opportunity to practice the fundamentals of minimally invasive surgery in a Surgery Skills Lab through our FLS program. Hands-on learning and instruction provide an ideal opportunity for our surgical residents.
What is the FLS (Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery) Program?
The FLS program is a SAGES-ACS jointly-supported educational module and assessment tool designed to teach the fundamental knowledge, judgment and technical skills required in basic laparoscopic surgery. Learning and applying these fundamentals will help ensure a minimal standard of care for patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery. FLS also offers a proctored exam that gives surgical residents and fellows the opportunity to assess and document those skills.
What is the FLS Trainer Box?
The Laparoscopic Trainer is a portable device to develop psychomotor skills and dexterity required during the performance of basic laparoscopic surgery. The unit includes a set of accessories used to simulate specific surgical techniques.
Where is the Surgery Skills Lab?
The Surgery Skills Lab is located on the 3rd Floor of the ACC Building of Akron General Medical Center. The lab is available to both residents and medical students.